The 2019 season introduced a new rally, but a whole round was cancelled along many individual stages. Some events remained as they were, while a few revamped their routes. Stages kept becoming shorter, whereas speeds became sometimes faster, sometimes slower. Cover photo by Richard Simpson / Flickr (C).
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Rally Australia could have been one of the fastest gravel rallies of the season. The 2019 event had to be cancelled because of raging bushfires. This route preview is retained for future reference. Rally Australia was first introduced to the WRC in 1989. It became soon known for its Langley Park twin-car super special and […]
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Rally Catalunya is the only mixed surface rally of the season. It offers smooth flowing tarmac resembling racing circuits as well as sandy and technical gravel roads. For this year the route has remained almost unchanged from last year, with a new power stage.
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Wales Rally GB is driven on fast and muddy forest roads which were used decades ago in the Welsh leg of the RAC Rally, thus continuing its heritage. This year’s route is essentially a combination of the three past years with a couple of new parts. RAC Rally was known for its long route which […]
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Rally Turkey is the slowest and roughest event of the WRC season. Last year the rally returned onto the calendar in a new location. For this year the route is only slightly tweaked. Rally Turkey has featured in three locations during its WRC history. The rough and slow events from 2003 to 2008 were driven […]
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Rally Deutschland is a tarmac rally with many unique characters. It’s often called “three rallies in one”, but is it really? Meanwhile, the route has changed only slightly from last year. Let’s take a closer look. Rally Deutschland is based at the lake Bostalsee, Western Germany. It is one of the youngest WRC events, having […]
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Rally Finland is the fastest event of the season by a clear margin. Last year the route was heavily updated to be less outrageously fast and this year relies mostly on those updates.
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Rally d’Italia Sardegna is the roughest European rally of the current calender. It will present a dusty and sandy challenge for the drivers on narrow gravel roads. Almost all stages have remained from last year, but most of them have been tweaked slightly. Rally d’Italia Sardegna is one of the younger generation rallies on the […]
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Rally Portugal is one of the classic gravel rallies of the WRC calendar. For this year it has dusted off some classic stage material not used in decades. The Portuguese WRC event is based in the city of Matosinhos, near Porto on the North-West Atlantic coast of the country. However, the ceremonial start is in the […]
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Chile is a new addition for the 2019 season. Although it is located near Argentina and the rallies are paired together, the roads are quite different. Better comparisons can be actually found from other continents. Chile is actually the first new country to host a WRC event since Bulgaria in 2010. The rally is based […]
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