It’s been a long time since there has been some good news in the world of WRC, but after much consternation and waiting, we finally have an official restart date for the 2020 World Rally Championship.
September 4th, 5th & 6th will see Rally Estonia, which was originally going to run as Rally Dirtfish has become part of the WRC calendar. Estonia was already primed to join the WRC calendar from 2021 onwards, but with Rally DIrtfish going ahead and a number of WRC teams and drivers competing, the decision was taken to subsume the event into the WRC calendar.
As we have reported, a number of rounds of the 2020 calendar could not be rearranged and were cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic, with those events still slated to take place on the 2021 calendar. The FIA and WRC are still seeking to plug some of the gaps remaining in the championship, discussions are still underway to include Rally Ypres on the calendar which are in the advanced stages.
Rally Sardegna has been reorganised from its original date and takes the place of Wales Rally GB, starting October 29th and finishing November 1st. It is the only cancelled round that has been reorganised to take place in 2020.
We will bring you more news on the World Rally Championship as we get it, until next time, stay safe.
2020 WRC post covid calendar:
4) Rally Estonia 4th-6th September.
5) Rally Turkey 24th-27th September.
6) Rally Germany 15th-18th October.
7) Rally Italia/Sardegna October 29th-November 1st.
8) Rally Japan 19th-22nd November.