WRC calendar is set to include 14 rallies in 2025

FIA and WRC Promoter will expand the WRC calendar to 14 events in 2025 and the official announcement is expected to be done this month.

More specifically, Monte Carlo will be the opening WRC round for one more year as Rally Sweden will follow on February. Saudi Arabia, Islas Canarias and Paraguay will join World Rally Championship for the first time in the history with the country from Middle East having signed a ten-year deal with WRC Promoter. In addition to that, WRC will vist two South American countries back-to-back with one week between them with Rally Paraguay being held ahead of Rally Chile on September as Acropolis Rally will return back to its traditional date which is June. Kenya, Sardinia, Finland, Japan, Central Europe and Portugal have already secured their place on the championship for next year apart from Monte Carlo, Greece and Sweden. Rally Latvia is set to drop off from the championship at the end of 2024 after its WRC debut as well as Rally Poland and Croatia Rally. The calendar of 2025 will be published later this month and the season finale is expected to be in Saudi Arabia.

"The calendar is basically ready, it's a 14-event calendar", the WRC Senior Event Director, Simon Larkin, said.

"We said that we'd have it ready for presentation to the World Motor Sport Council by the end of June. 

"So, we're not far off.

"We'll do those two events over three weeks so that just one weekend in between. 

"It means we can fly everything from Europe into Paraguay, do that rally pack-up and go over to Chile, and then fly home from Chile".

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