Half a WRC cal­en­dar con­firmed by WMSC

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

Last week’s World Mo­tor Sport Coun­cil con­firmed the first half of next year’s World Rally Cham­pi­onship cal­en­dar.

Cor­sica will wel­come the WRC back in just six months as the fourth round. Shift­ing the French is­land event was vi­tal to fill the gap be­tween two trips to the Amer­i­cas for Mex­ico and Ar­gentina.

Dates for the first seven ral­lies have been con­firmed, with Fin­land, Germany, Spain, GB and Aus­tralia’s dates still to be fi­nalised.

In ad­di­tion to the 12 ral­lies re­vealed, one or two of Poland, Turkey and China will be se­lected to form a 13 or 14-round 2017 cal­en­dar.

Ar­gentina and Italy have an as­ter­isk and still re­quire fi­nal agree­ment with the FIA and WRC Pro­moter.

The con­firmed dates are: Monte Carlo (Jan 20-22), Rally Swe­den (Feb 10-12); Rally Mex­ico (Mar 10-12), Tour of Cor­sica (April 7-9); Rally Ar­gentina (Apr 28-30); Rally of Por­tu­gal (May 19-21); Rally Italy (Jun 9-11).

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