Earlier this evening the MSA issued a directive to rally organisers that henceforth all multi-venue rallies must run 'conventional seeding', that is, in order of anticipated performance.
There will be no more splitting the entry into two groups with 2WD cars at the head of the field followed by the 4WD contingent.
The reasons being cited are to do with safety following recommendations made by the MSA Safety Observers on two recent rallies which ran such a format. This new rule will take effect from next weekend's Border Counties Rally (21st March).
This is the start of the New Order - get used to it. There's more on the way.