2017 WRC calendar revealed, features same 13 events as in 2016


December 1, 2016
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Ian McLeigh


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The calendar of events for the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship has been revealded by WRC Promoter after it was approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council meeting in Vienna.

The calendar features same 13 events as in 2016, with one change in the order of events. The Corsican event is removed from September date to April, soit would be the fourth round of the championship. The season traditionally begins with the Rallye Monte-Carlo in January and it would be concluded in Australia in November.

“The 2016 season brought great unpredictability, with six different winners during the year,” he said. “Returning former world champion manufacturers will make 2017 bigger and better, and the sense of anticipation generated by the new cars means there is plenty for fans to look forward to. Despite strong efforts from all sides it wasn’t possible to include Turkey and China in the calendar next year, but all parties are eager to help that come to fruition in the future. As a result there are no rounds in September. Rather than restructure the calendar to close that gap, we decided to keep the entire month free to observe potential candidate events,” WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla said.

2017 WRC calendar:
1.     Monte-Carlo (19 – 22 January)
2.     Sweden (9 – 12 February)
3.     Mexico (9 – 12 March)
4.     France (6 – 9 April)
5.     Argentina (27 – 30 April)
6.     Portugal (18 – 21 May)
7.     Italy (8 – 11 June)
8.     Poland (29 June – 2 July)
9.     Finland (27 – 30 July)
10.     Germany (17 – 20 August)
11.     Spain (5 – 8 October)
12.     Great Britain (26 – 29 October)
13.     Australia (16 – 19 November)

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