UK unlikely to host a WRC event in 2023

The WRC event director, Simon Larkin, says that there are small chances for United Kingdom to join WRC calendar in 2023 as the time is running out despite their between negotations.

Rally Great Britain had been for years in WRC calendar and Wales was the country which hosted the recent versions of Rally GB.

The last time that Rally GB was in World Rally Championship was back in 2019, but ever since it is absent from it. In fact, it was supposed that Wales would host a WRC event in 2020, but due to the coronavirus restrictions the organizers cancelled the event.

In addition to that, WRC Promoter was in discussions with the government of Northern Ireland with a view of replacing Wales with this country.

"Our ambition is to get back to where we were or would have been in 2020 which is aiming for 14 events and I think we will achieve eight in Europe and six outside of Europe", Larkin said.

"We have been working with Bobby Willis in Northern Ireland for a couple of years.

"It is a project we were quite enthusiastic about and we have lended all of our support. 

"The UK is not a great place for politics and Northern Ireland is not a great place for politics.

"There is a lot of party politics and it is very difficult to get the final sign off and we are still persisting with it. 

"We hope it will continue but the time is running out.

"Something drastic would have to happen in the next few weeks for it to happen I would say".


Photo Credits: Hyundai

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post