- a) 16 - 19; 19 - 21
b) 16 - 19, 19 - 23
c) 16 - 19
e) 19 - 21
d) 16 - 21
- 1. a), b) or c) are the long term aims as one age group 16 -21 is a mistake and 19 - 21 misses out the real youth. Physically a 16 year old boy/girl is very different to a 21 year old and so should not be competing against them.
2. 19 - 23 is maybe too similar to the adult teams and not really needing its own category
3. Are there enough countries that can put teams together in the age group 16 - 19? Holding a Youth WRC with less than 15 teams is hardly worth it. Maybe we should keep the age group as d) 16 - 21 until we have at least 15 teams in the age category of 16 - 19 that can attend a Youth WRC.
B. Number of teams per category.
It has been proposed by the Czechs to have 2 teams per category instead of 1 as it is now. They feel this will give more Youth teams the chance to race as there are very few races available for them at this stage in time. It also means a chance of more teams attending each YWRC.
C. Masters age categories.
The Czechs have also suggested having a 40+ Masters and a 50+ Masters age categories. There may be very few 50+ teams right now but it is quite easy to include this at an event and this is a category that will grow!