Official: Latvia to be included at WRC calendar of 2024

WRC Promoter and FIA announced today that Latvia will host for the first time a WRC round next year, but the exact date remains unknown.

Tet Rally Liepaja is a rally which is held in Latvia and joined European Rally Championship back in 2013. Since then, this event is part of ERC calendar and will be the fourth round of this year's championship after Rally Poland. This rally included fast gravel roads and is very similar to Rally Finland and Rally Estonia. Among its winners are Esapekka Lappi, Craig Breen, Oliver Solberg and Nikolay Gryazin who are competing in World Rally Championship right now. Finally, the exact date of next year's Tet Rally Liepaja must be approved by the World Motor Sport Council.

"It has always been our goal to keep at least one slot in the WRC calendar available to enable an event to rotate from the ERC to the WRC", said Peter Thul, Senior Director of Sport for WRC Promoter.

"Tet Rally Latvia becoming the first to be granted this slot is a clear recognition of its sporting and promotional excellence, and the commitment of the Latvian Government to rallying.

"This decision highlights the strategic importance of the Baltic regions for WRC. 

"We have a longstanding relationship with broadcast partner TV3 and look forward to expanded collaboration with them for the 2024 event. 

"This, as well as our ever-increasing network of over 50 broadcasters in more than 150 countries, makes WRC one of the most widely viewed motorsport championships on the planet".


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