The FIA, motorsports governing body, announced this week that it has agreed 'in principle' to review the technical regulations so that GT cars may be able to compete on FIA Rally Championship events in the future.

The decision was made following the latest meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Wednesday.

The statement read: "To increase competition and the spectacle in all FIA Rally Championship events, the WMSC has agreed to the principle of studying technical regulations which may potentially permit GT cars to compete in these events."

Meanwhile it was also announced that from the start of next year a new Group R4 category will be created: "A kit, homologated by the manufacturers of current Group N cars, will be made available for these 2-litre turbo Group N cars to ensure they can remain competitive with the Super 2000 cars," the World Motor Sport Council added.