NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | CONCERNS FOR BRITISH RALLY FANS AT PROSPECT OF NO DEAL WRC

It is perhaps time that we remove our favouritism bias hat for our home event and address the question that the majority of British Rally fans appear to have been avoiding and quite frankly bluntly refusing to even consider over the past couple of months. And that is: Is it time that the British Rally fans start to really entertain the possibilities that the top level of our much loved sport in that the FIA World Rally Championship may not visit its shores for the second consecutive year in 2021?…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | SWEDENS REPLACEMENT?

Following the cancellation of Rally Sweden, The FIA and WRC promoter (Red Bull) begun to explore the possibilities of an alternative winter snow rally in place of Sweden. Finland was contacted about this a few weeks ago and various negotiations have now taken place. The Arctic Lapland Rally (or Fell Rally as locally known), which runs around Rovaniemi, was initially singled out as a candidate for a Swedish replacement but alas is likely to still run at its original planned January date. “If the replacement event for the Swedish Rally,…

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WRC | NO RALLY GB IN 2021?

The latest that we are hearing is that even Northern Ireland has been unable to gain the approval for Government funding for a potential round of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship in August. So it is increasing looking likely that there will be no British round full stop. It is possible that an alternative event, maybe Monza or even Ypres (on the assumption that the Belgium Government would allow spectators) are to be considered as replacements. There is also some uncertainty for the return of Kenya’s Safari Rally whom…

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NEWS & FEATURES OTHER RALLY 

WRC | RALLYE SWEDEN 2021 IN DANGER, FINLAND WARMS UP

Rallye Sweden is in jeopardy from COVID-9 event and the northern region of Finland’s is suggested as a possible alternative. For a few days now the rumour began to grow legs that next season Finland could host two rally’s in the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship. The reason? The current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden. The Nordic country is due to host the WRC from February 11th-14th with its classic event hosted in Torsby but the viability of the event is on the line. The health situation is…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RALLYE SWEDEN 2021 CANCELLED?

In light of the ongoing Pandemic that still affects many parts of the globe, Rallye Sweden which finances itself through the sale of tickets & passes could be forfeited from the 2021 FIA World Rally Championships. It is believed that the likelihood of COVID-19 still affecting the region of Värmland where the rally takes place is increasing and thus the organisers fear that the vital spectators that are needed to pay for the event maybe forbidden to attend. Words: Andy C, Xlerate | Photo: Red Bull Content Pool

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