Monte Carlo 23rd January 2020—For 2020, the WRC 2 welcomes entries from factory-backed teams fielding their R5 cars, whilst WRC 3 is open to identical specification vehicles which are run by privateer teams. Tyre choice will be key and with strong entries from Citroën, Ford and Hyundai, the battle for WRC 2 honours here in […]

Ogier Heads Monte-Carlo Shakedown

Monte Carlo 22 January 2020—Sébastien Ogier made the best possible start to his Toyota Gazoo Racing career by topping the shakedown times at the FIA World Rally Championship’s season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo on Wednesday afternoon. Ogier, who moved to the Japanese manufacturer after his run of six consecutive world titles came to an end last season, […]

Hyundai boss fields strong squad

Monte Carlo, January 22, 2020—Hyundai Motorsport boss Andrea Adamo says he starts the new FIA World Rally Championship season with every confidence in his team’s ability to successfully defend its maiden manufacturers’ title. Speaking on the eve of the Rallye Monte-Carlo (23 – 26 January) opener, Adamo said it was his job to get the […]

Insight into Rallye Monte-Carlo schedule

Monte Carlo, January 22, 2020–Monaco’s glamorous harbour, where the super-rich and famous party amid a stunning backdrop of multi-million euro yachts, hosts the start of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo (23 – 26 January) on Thursday evening. After beginning in Gap for the first time in several years in […]

WRC Chile canceled in revised 2020 calendar, to be replaced in Junior WRC by Wales Rally GB

Nairobi, Kenya, January 21, 2020–Rally Argentina has been moved forward by a week to run between April 16-19 after the World Motor Sport Council approved in an e-vote Chile’s withdrawal from the championship due to political reasons in that country. The 2020 WRC will comprise 13 rounds and Argentina, previously scheduled at Villa Paz on […]

2020 FIA World Rally Championship – Oliver Ciesla Q & A

Munich, 21 January 2020 – Ahead of the start of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship at the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo (23 – 26 January), WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla looks forward to a competitive season, filled with exciting innovations. Q: The return of classic rallies in Kenya and New Zealand, as well as […]

WRC Safari set to increase international tourists’ arrival

Naivasha, Kenya, January 9, 2020—The 2020 Safari Rally will be the fourth largest source market of tourist’s arrivals if it achieves the project 100,000 plus foreign fans, Najib Balala, Tourism Ministry Cabinet Secretary has said. “This country receives over 2 million international visitors. Almost 63 percent are tourists coming to visit the country but the […]

Experts working on final 2020 Safari route

Naivasha, Kenya, January 7, 2020—Kenyans and foreign experts from the WRC Promoter are fining tuning the final 2020 World Rally Championship draft route itinerary which should be presented to the Internationale Ii Federation Du’ Automobile (FIA) for consideration and final approval before the January 30 deadline. WRC Rally GB Wales Clerk of Course Iain Campbell […]

Return of Safari Rally to World series the season’s highlight

The 2019 Motor Sports season will go down in history as one of the best for local fans. One of the highlights of the season was staging the world famous Safari Rally as a world-class event that caught the attention of World Rally Championship (WRC) officials. In addition to good organisation, President Uhuru Kenyatta played […]

FIA Media accreditation guidelines for 2020 WRC Safari Rally

Nairobi, Kenya, December 3, 2019–Here is an abridged version of the FIA Media Accreditation Guidelines for the 2020 WRC Safari Rally. Documents regarding the accreditation process can be downloaded (attached) or from the Media link in this website, 1: These Accreditation Guidelines are applicable to the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship (the “Championship”). The […]