New Special Stage Rules for 2021

The 2021 FIA Sporting Regulations for WRC were published. There’s a couple of new rules related to special stages. Let’s take a closer look at them. 2021 FIA WRC Sporting Regulations | Cover image by Kyn Wai Chung / Flickr 10.1.5 NUMBER OF SPECIAL STAGES BETWEEN SERVICESThe construction of any itinerary that contains any more […]

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2020 WRC Season Review

The 2020 season became exceptional in many ways. Many rallies were cancelled, leading in the championship having only half of the rallies it was planned to have. The routes were also shortened for various reasons. Meanwhike, two events made their WRC debuts. Cover image by Richard Simpson (C) Calendar shuffle It feels unnecessary to explain […]

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Route Preview: Monza Rally 2020

Monza rally was added to be the closing round of the WRC at the last minute, making it two Italian rounds to end the COVID-19-stricken 2020 season. The event was upgraded from Monza Rally Show with the addition of mountain stages in Lombardy. The main character of the Monza stages have remained with a fresh […]

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Route preview: Rally Turkey 2020

Rally Turkey is the slowest and roughest event on the calendar driven in hot conditions, making it the endurance test of the season for both the drivers and the vehicles. However, this year the endurance element is compromised by a shortened event format. Additionally, pace notes from 2019 can be reused on every stage kilometre. […]

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WRC event in three days?

It has been proposed often, especially lately, that WRC events should be shortened to cut costs. How could it happen in practice and what different parties think about it?  In this post we hear from the rally organizers, the drivers, the fans and others about their views on shortening the events from four to three […]

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