The WRC are looking for new territories… Will it say goodbye to South America?

Those responsible for the World Cup want to include races in stronger markets such as the United States, China, Russia and India.


For the second consecutive year the Rally Argentina and Rally Chile were marginalized from the calendar of the World Rally due to consequences of coronavirus pandemic. And the presence of the specialty in South America is at risk if the plan of the category of add other countries where the automotive market is strong.

Rally ChileThe objective that the promoter of the specialty, the teams and the International Automobile Federation is to add in the near future careers in United States, China, Russia e India, all key markets for the factories.

“The WRC promoter, with the support of the FIA, is working with national sporting authorities and event promoters around the world to understand the opportunities… The global approach is not only the objective of the FIA, but also of the manufacturers: they are applying to go to China, North America, Russia and, in the future, countries like India ”, assured Yves matton, of the FIA.

Taking into account that the category has been trying to contain costs for a long time, it is speculated that instead of increasing the number of dates (2019 races were held in 14), these new places could replace other less attractive ones.

If that happens It is inevitable to think that the two races on South American soil could stop being contestedNot only because it is not interesting to manufacturers, but because of the logistics costs that are necessary to reach this part of the world.

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