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The season 2024 of WRC

The 2024 World Rally Championship (WRC) season will consist of 13 destinations on four continents.
The calendar for the 2024 season has been revealed on 19 October 2023: The season will begin with the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo, which will be held from 25 to 28 January 2024. The rally will take place on the famous Col de Turini passes in the French Alps. The snow and ice rally, Rally Sweden, will be held from 15 to 18 February 2024. The Kenya Safari Rally will be held from 28 to 31 March 2024. The Croatia Rally will be held from 18 to 21 April 2024. Rally Portugal will be held from 9 to 12 May 2024. Rally Italy will be held from May 30 to June 2, 2024. Rally Poland will be held from 27 to 30 June 2024. Rally Latvia will be held from 18 to 21 July 2024. Rally Finland will be held from August 1 to August 4, 2024. Rally Greece will be held from 5 to 8 September 2024. Rally Chile will be held from 26 to 29 September 2024. Rally Japan will be held from 21 to 24 November 2024

Enjoy all information about the 2024 World Rally Championship season: new cars, new pilots, new calendar...

Season 2024 WRC calendar

The 2024 WRC season confirmed events:

1 [MC] Rallye de Monte-Carlo
25 - 28 Jan
Thierry Neuville
2 [SE] Rally Sweden
15 - 18 Feb
Esapekka Lappi
3 [KE] Safari Rally
28 - 31 Mar
Kalle Rovanpera
4 [HR] Croatia Rally
18 - 21 Apr
5 [PT] Rallye de Portugal
09 - 12 May
6 [IT] Rally Sardinia
30 May - 02 Jun
7 [PL] Rally Poland
27 - 30 Jun
8 [LV] Latvia Rally
18 - 21 Jul
9 [FI] Rally Finland
01 - 03 Aug
10 [GR] Acropolis Rally of Greece
05 - 05 Sep
11 [CL] Rally Chile
24 - 27 Oct
12 [EU] Central Europe Rally
31 Oct - 03 Nov
13 [JP] Rally Japan
21 - 24 Nov

Next World Rally Championship race

The next rally in the WRC is Rally Sardinia, 30 May - 02 Jun.

WRC 2024 teams and pilots



Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT

#8
[EE] Ott Tänak
#11
[BE] Thierry Neuville
#4
[FI] Esapekka Lappi
#6
[ES] Dani Sordo
#89
[NO] Andreas Mikkelsen


M-Sport Ford WRT

#16
[FR] Adrien Fourmaux
#16
[LU] Grégoire Munster


Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT

#33
[GB] Elfyn Evans
#18
[JP] Takamoto Katsuta
#17
[FR] Sébastien Ogier
#69
[FI] Kalle Rovanperä

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.

Birthdays


Kenneth Eriksson
68 years old
on May 13

Adrien Fourmaux
29 years old
on May 3

Dani Sordo
41 years old
on May 2

Ari Vatanen
72 years old
on April 27

Alain Oreille
71 years old
on April 22

Carlos Sainz
62 years old
on April 12

Jari-Matti Latvala
39 years old
on April 3

Guy Fréquelin
79 years old
on April 2

Juha Kankkunen
65 years old
on April 2

Bernard Darniche
82 years old
on March 28

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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