Rally series adopts F1 scoring

Updated: February 10, 2010, 9:03 AM ET
Reuters

MILAN -- The world rally championship will have the same new points structure as Formula One this season, the governing International Automobile Federation said in a statement on Wednesday.

Formula One is set to adopt a top-10 scoring system with a bigger difference between the winner and second place to encourage drivers to go for victory.

After a fax vote by members of the FIA's world motor sport council and competitors, world rally scoring will now follow the same formula: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.

The change from a top-eight method with the winner gaining 10 points comes into effect immediately, just in time for this weekend's season-opening Swedish rally.

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