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Standardized Driver Ratings Set for 2015

FIA to spearhead standardized driver ratings classification for 2015…

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The driver ratings system is set for an overhaul for next year, with the FIA announcing Thursday plans to create a new standardized list.

Beginning in 2015, a new FIA Drivers Categorization will replace the current lists used in the FIA World Endurance Championship and various GT championships utilizing FIA GT3-spec cars.

The aim, according to the FIA, will be to classify drivers based on three criteria: age, record of achievement and performance.

Further details on the new system have yet to be released but the medallion rating system of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze is expected to continue.

It’s unclear, however, if the FIA’s new system will be implemented in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. IMSA currently uses a system based on the FIA WEC driver ratings but with some modifications and additions.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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