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The World Rally Championship (WRC) will also be held in 2021 without Rally Germany. This emerges from the calendar that was approved in an online meeting on Friday by the World Motorsport Council of the FIA.
It was expected that Germany would not be part of the WRC calendar 2021 before the corona crisis and the resultingedition, as the rally would have been rotated off the calendar in exchange for the Rally Spain.
The calendar includes twelve rallies. As, due to the Corona situation at the beginning of the season, the WRC will only drive in Europe, which means that the rallies in Mexico and Argentina cannot be taken into account.
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Overseas in Kenya, Chile and Japan
Instead, the Croatia Rally, which was intended as a substitute candidate for this season, is on the calendar for the first time. In addition, a second attempt to return to Kenya and Japan will be made after the comebacks of both rallies this year were canceled due to the corona situation.
The race in Chile returns as the third overseas rally. In addition, the LatviaThe season traditionally starts at the end of January with the Monte Carlo Rally, followed by the winter rally in Sweden in mid-February. After a break of more than two months, the season will continue at the end of April with the new asphalt rally in Croatia, followed by the gravel races in Portugal and Sardinia.
Great Britain much earlier
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Then the trip to Africa for the comeback of the safari rally is planned, before the two fast gravel runs in Estonia and Finland follow. The Rally Great Britain moves up to a date at the end of August and will therefore take place much earlier in the year than before. This is followed by the trip to Chile, the return to Spain and finally the season finale in Japan at the end of November. Should one or more of the planned rallies not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are six alternative events available in Turkey, Latvia, Belgium, Argentina, Greece and Monza (Italy).
WRC calendar 2021:Rallye Monte Carlo (January 21st to 24th) Rallye Sweden (11th to 14th February) Rallye Croatia (22nd to 25th April) Rallye Portugal (20th to 23rd May ) Rally Italy (June 3rd to 6th) Safari Rally Kenya (June 24th to 27th) Rally Estonia (July 15th to 18th) Rally Finland (July 29th to August 1st) Rally Great Britain (August 19th to 22nd) Rallye Chile (09th to 12th September) Rallye Spain (14th to 17th October) Rallye Japan (11th to 14th November)
Rallye Monza as a blueprint for future WRC events? .
© Monster Energy The Monza Rally will also take place on the Formula 1 circuit, but not only With the Monza Rally (December 4th to 6th), the World Rally Championship (WRC) is breaking new ground in 2020 - if the corona situation allows the event to take place. The rally on and around the Formula 1 circuit at the gates of Milan, which in the past had more of a show character, is moving into the eighth stop on the WRC calendar shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.