One of the countries that has always been elusive World rally es United States. In fact, the only forays into that country with WRC points were in the late 80s with three editions of the Olympus rally, held in the forests of the state of Washington. The public was conspicuous by its absence and the American media did not even notice the celebration.
A new landing attempt in the great northern country could happen in 2022, at least that's what he claimed Yves matton, rally director of the International Automobile Federation.
“The United States is something we are working very hard on. We want to have an event in the near future in North America. We will try something in 2022, surely it will not be an event that is part of the calendar, but we will try to do something "Matton explained to Motorsport.
Among the options that are considered are to make a out of championship presentation, which could even be taken as a "candidate event", a previous step of the competitions to be part of the calendar.
One of the main people interested in having a career on American soil is Ford, which has a direct relationship with M-Sport.
“Anything in America is always bigger and better than anything else, so we'd love to get there. That it is the home of Ford is really important ", he assured Rich millener, director of the team founded by Malcom Wilson, to the English website.
“We want to promote the category and I think having an event in the United States is good. It has a huge fan base who have not been given the opportunity to see the WRC before, so I know it is a key objective of the promoter, Ford and us. ", Agregó.
If the plan comes to fruition and the WRC sets foot in the United States in 2022, the date for the World Championship could be set in 2023 o 2024.