Ireland examines three potential locations for a WRC round from 2025

According to DirtFish sources, Ireland is aiming to return back to World Rally Championship from next year with the organizers searching for the host city.

2009 was the last year where Ireland was part of WRC calendar with Sebastien Loeb winning this event ahead of his teammate Dani Sordo. Craig Breen's country has hosted a WRC round four times and in fact was included to the calendar for three consecutive years (2005-2007). However, Rally GB is absent from the series since 2020 and United Kingdom is looking to make its comeback to World Rally Championship by moving their WRC event from Wales to Ireland. The organizers and Motorsport Ireland bear in mind three potential locations (Limerick, Kerry and Waterford) and it is rumored that this new Irish WRC event will secure its slot at WRC calendar from 2025 with a three-year agreement with FIA and WRC Promoter. Last but not least, it must be mentioned that FIA and WRC Promoter gave an extension to Rally GB organizers last year with the view of their securing the funding to host a WRC round in 2024, but eventually they were unable to do that and lost their chance to make their return to WRC after four years.


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