WRC to kick off… in Birmingham
NEXT YEAR’S WORLD RALLY Championship will be launched at January’s Autosport International, giving the series its highest profile lift-off in history.
Televised live on Motorsport TV – and attended by all manufacturer teams and crews – the landmark launch will be the centrepiece of the opening day (Thursday, January 11) of next year’s ASI at the Birmingham NEC. The WRC will remain at the heart of the event thereafter, with factory drivers on centre stage and taking part in all 13 Live Action shows.
Show director Kate Woodley said: “We really are writing history for Autosport International and the WRC in January. What an honour and a privilege to have arguably motorsport’s most exciting series in the world launched under our roof.”
Having regularly held the season ending encounter of the WRC in the form of Rally GB, Britain will kick the series off this January. Recent Rally GB winner Elfyn Evans said: “I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be good to do something a bit different and it’s a great chance for the fans to come over and have a look – it’s good for Britain to have a second major event in the WRC season.”
Tickets for ASI are available at www.autosportinternational.com.