Rally Argentina off the 2022 World Rally calendar

The next season, in addition, will not have any test in the American continent.

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Those rally fans who enjoyed the WRC on the roads of the province of Cordova They will have to keep waiting to return to enjoy the most select of the world of skidding since the organizers of the World Rally Championship did not take Argentina into account for the 2022 season.

Actually they did not have the American continent since there are not the Rallies of Mexico and at Chile, who were present at the event until the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kris Meeke - Rally Argentina
Photo: Jaanus Ree / Red Bull Content Pool

The last visit of the WRC to Argentina was in 2019. The 2020 edition, which was to make the 40th in the history of the event, was first postponed and later canceled. While for the 2021 calendar it was not taken into account either.

Europe, Africa, Asia y Oceania will be the territories that the WRC will visit next year with a journey that will begin in January in Montecarlo, as is traditional, and then continue in Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Italy, Kenya, Estonia, Finland, Greece, New Zealand, Spain y Japan. Only the ninth date, to be held between the Finnish and Greek tests, does not have a stage.

Next year will bring some of the relevant changes to the tournament as the WRC enters a more sustainable era. Thus will begin the era of Rally1, hybrid vehicles that use 100kW electric motors coupled to current combustion engines. Added to that is the use of a hydrocarbon-free fuel

WRCThe calendar was approved in the World Council of International Automobile Federation in Paris and the CEO of the WRC promoter, Jona siebel, said the combination of classic and newer events would provide a palatable program in a historic season.

“Next year will be momentous and exciting for the FIA ​​World Rally Championship as we welcome the new hybrid cars of the Rally1 era, which are part of a portfolio of regulations to propel the series into the future. greener and more sustainable ”, he claimed.

“Next year also marks the 50th season of the WRC and we have a calendar to match. We are delighted to welcome New Zealand, a rally that first appeared in 1977. Its gravel tracks are a driver's delight and while our plans to return in 2020 were unfortunately thwarted by Covid-19, it is fantastic. that now we can move on with them ”, He added.

“The pandemic sadly brought the world to its knees, but as the world recovers, so does the WRC. We had already outlined our strategy to spread rallies equally between Europe and long-distance destinations, and the 2022 calendar is an important step towards that goal ”, Siebel finished.

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