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The season 2022 of WRC

All information about the 2022 World Rally Championship season: new car specifications, new pilots, new calendar...

Welcome to the hybrid era!

Season 2022 WRC calendar

The 2022 WRC season confirmed events:

1 [MC] Rallye de Monte-Carlo
20 - 23 Jan
Sébastien Loeb
2 [SE] Rally Sweden
23 - 27 Feb
Kalle Rovanperä
3 [HR] Croatia Rally
21 - 24 Apr
Kalle Rovanperä
4 [PT] Rallye de Portugal
19 - 22 May
Kalle Rovanperä
5 [IT] Rally Sardinia
02 - 05 Jun
Ott Tänak
6 [KE] Safari Rally
24 - 26 Jun
Kalle Rovanperä
7 [EE] Rally Estonia
15 - 17 Jul
Kalle Rovanperä
8 [FI] Rally Finland
05 - 07 Aug
Ott Tänak
9 [BE] Ypres Rally
18 - 21 Aug
Ott Tänak
10 [GR] Acropolis Rally of Greece
09 - 11 Sep
Thierry Neuville
11 [NZ] Rally New Zealand
30 Sep - 02 Oct
Kalle Rovanperä
12 [ES] Rally Catalunya
21 - 23 Oct
Sébastien Ogier
13 [JP] Rally Japan
11 - 13 Nov
Thierry Neuville

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WRC 2022 teams and pilots

Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT

[EE] Ott Tänak
[BE] Thierry Neuville
[ES] Dani Sordo
[NO] Oliver Solberg

M-Sport Ford WRT

[IE] Craig Breen
[GB] Gus Greensmith
[FR] Sebastien Loeb
[FR] Adrien Fourmaux

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

[GB] Elfyn Evans
[FI] Kalle Rovanperä
[JP] Takamoto Katsuta
[FR] Sébastien Ogier
[FI] Esapekka Lappi

History of the World Rally Championship

The first edition of the World Rally Championship was held in 1973, organized by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) from various championships that were disputed internationally.
Mainly from the European Rally Championship, the oldest supranational rally championship that was organized in the world, a test that the FIA has been organizing since 1953. And the International Championship of Brands, which was held from 1970 to 1972.
Starting in 1973, the FIA established a worldwide competition, increasing the calendar to thirteen tests, ten of them in Europe, two in Africa and one in America. That included the historic Monte Carlo Rally, RAC Rally, Acropolis Rally, Safari Rally or the Thousand Lakes Rally.

From 1973 to 1976 only the constructors' championship was disputed, but between 1977 and 1978, the FIA Cup for rally drivers was held, which was the predecessor of the World Championship for Drivers which included the world championship events (in Monte Carlo, Sweden, Portugal, Safari, Acropolis, Poland, Finland, Canada, San Remo, Corsica, Great Britain...) and several that were only scoring for the FIA Cup (such as the Rally of Scotland, San Martino di Castrozza...).
The first official world rally champion was Björn Waldegård in 1979.

Statistics of the World Rally Championship

Rallypedia collects all the data of the World Rally Championship (WRC) offering it in a structured and navigable way: winners of the drivers' and manufacturers' championship, all rallies, the manufacturers, the cars, the drivers...
And historical rankings of the competition or statistics of fatal accidents.

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