Rally Argentina may return to WRC calendar in 2023

The new FIA president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, reveals that FIA and WRC promoter are in discussions with the government of Argentina for a potential return of Rally Argentina to the World Rally Championship in 2023.

The last time that a WRC event was held in Argentina was back in 2019 and Thierry Neuville was the most recent winner of that event.

Finally, it must be mentioned that the organizers of Rally Argentina were forced to cancel their event in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and to the government restrictions and since then this iconic event is absent from the WRC calendar.

"We are negotiating," Sulayem said when he was asked if Argentina could return to the WRC calendar in 2023.

"First of all, I drove in Argentina a few times so I have good memories there, in terms of accepting the motorsport, and also the results that I have, so it's always good memories.

"Argentina is a big country. 

"Argentina has a culture of motorsport and rallying in particular, more than that we have to have a more dialogue with the promoter, with the ASN, which is very important.

"We have to have stability, sustainability of the events. 

"I'm studying the contracts, and when it comes to how many years we are having with the contracts, with the promoters.

"But if you bring the WRC to Argentina, it's not new. 

"It has been there. 

"So, we just have to work something that has to come from itself, from the government, and the FIA and the promoter.

"So, we'll see. 

"Water doesn't go uphill, it goes downhill, so it has to come from the government. 

"I believe the government has big history and involvement also with rallying and specifically rallying."

Source: Motorsport.com

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