WRC Calendar History III: 1979-1986

The 1979 World Rally Championship started with a new paradigm – drivers’ championship on the side of manufacturers’. The championship conquered a new continent, but towards the end of this era the calendar started to be more stable. Meanwhile stage mileages between rest halts, average speeds and spectator numbers seemed to be growing endlessly, until […]

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WRC Calendar History II: 1974-1978

The World Rally Championship didn’t start in easy times. Already on its second year, it was in the middle of a worldwide crisis. After that the calendar seemed to be in constantly changing state as the series was looking for suitable events. The longest events in the history of the series are found from this […]

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WRC Calendar History I: 1973

This is the beginning of an article series where we go through the history of the WRC from the viewpoint of the routes and seasonal calendars. There won’t be many mentions of cars, drivers or winners, but plenty of geography, kilometer numbers and rule changes. To kickstart the series, we look at the inaugural WRC […]

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Route Preview: WRC Arctic Rally 2021

Rally Sweden’s canceling because of COVID-19 led to the WRC Promoter asking Finland to arrange a replacement. In the end, a version of the traditional Arctic Lapland Rally was put together quickly. The route packs 250 stage kilometres into three days and 10 stages, meaning longer stages for a change. This represents the challenge of Arctic Lapland Rally, long winter stages in the desert. The stages are predominantly fast, making this one of the fastest rallies of the season if not the fastest.

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WRC Calendar 2021

The WRC calendar of 2021 looks again quite different than before with lots of tarmac rallies and European events. This could actually be the fastest WRC season ever. Read this post to find out why!

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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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