With three rounds full, the 2020 WRC season will begin with the fourth spherical in September to be held in Estonia, adopted by rallies confirmed in Turkey, Germany, Italy and Japan.
The World Rally Championship (WRC) is the most recent premier-class motorsport occasion to announce its return this 12 months to finish the rest of the season. The 48th season of the FIA WRC will see no less than eight extra rallies taking place in 2020 with the dates for the Belgian and Croatian rally nonetheless to be confirmed. The rallies are scheduled to kick-start in September this 12 months. The 2020 WRC season had come to an indefinite halt as a result of pandemic after finishing simply three rounds held in Monte Carlo, Sweden and Mexico.
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Yves Matton, FIA Rally Director stated, “I’m assured we are going to safe a minimal of eight occasions this 12 months and that is because of the good dedication and work from organisers. Preparations for these rounds at the moment are in full swing whereas paying the best consideration to key planning suggestions for mass gatherings within the present Covid-19 context.”
Going into the fourth spherical, six-time champion Sebastien Ogier holds the lead within the championship with an eight-point benefit, carefully adopted by his Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT teammate Elfyn Evans. The Rally of Estonia would be the first occasion to be held after the break between September Four-6, 2020, and the Baltic nation will grow to be the 33rd vacation spot since 1973 within the WRC historical past to host a stage. The fourth spherical will likely be held in Tartu County of Estonia and will likely be a brief format occasion with the shakedown on Friday adopted by the 2 legs on Saturday and Sunday.
WRC will then head to Turkey for the following spherical to be held between September 24-27, adopted by Germany that will likely be held between October 15-18. The Belgium Rally may very well be held earlier than Germany although with tentative dates between October 2-Four at Ypres. The Rally Italia Sardegna is confirmed between October 29 and November 1, 2020, in Italy, making it the penultimate spherical earlier than the season finale in Japan between November 19-22.
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The Rally of Argentina that draws about 1,000,000 followers yearly now stands cancelled, whereas there may very well be an extra spherical held in Croatia with talks at the moment underway with the Croatian Car and Karting Federation. All of the remaining occasions are eligible for WRC 2 and WRC three assist classes. In the meantime, the organisers will announce the dates for the FIA Junior WRC Championship individually.
REVISED 2020 WRC CALENDAR
1. Estonia: September Four-6 – Tartu County
2. Turkey: September 24-27 – Marmaris, Mugla
three. Belgium: October 2-Four – Ypres (UNCONFIRMED)
Four. Germany: October 15-18 – Bostalsee, Saarland
5. Italy: October 29-November 1 – Alghero, Sardinia
6. Japan: November 19-22 – Nagoya, Chibu
7. Croatia – TO BE CONFIRMED
1. Monte Carlo: January 23-26
2. Sweden: February 13-16
three.. Mexico: March 12-15
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