Posted Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:18am

WRC – FIA seeks to improve safety in rolls

Ostberg’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC had to have the A-pillar section of its rollcage cut out and replaced during last week’s Olbia-based event, as it sustained damage in a crash on the Friday of the rally. The FIA Institute is focusing on that area of the rollcage and in particular the material used. It is testing four different rollcages, each made from a different type of steel. In the process, it destroys four Subaru rally cars, but buys invaluable – and potentially life-saving – data.