The rule changes for 2019 restricting movement of drivers between teams made putting the teams together at the beginning of the year a critical process for ensuring they were, and stayed, competitive and the same will be true in 2020, with a couple of changes that make the process potentially even more complex.
In this article, I'll explain the new rules that impact this and the thought process I'll be going through when selecting the Kinetic teams.
Pro / Sportsman / Junior Teams
What was clear in 2019 was that to be competitive in the Pro team category (now renamed Elite), you needed to have at least 4, preferably 5 Pro drivers running in each event. With the change to running specific Sportsman splits (which will always happen in Americas and is likely to happen often in Europe/International), this will be even more critical in 2020 because Sportsman drivers will not be able to get close to the same level of points as pro drivers.
In 2020, Sportsman teams are restricted to 2 (rather than...