Croatia and Estonia added to WRC 2021 calendar
Croatia and Estonia are to each host a round of the FIA World Rally Championship, after being announced as part of the 2021 calendar on Friday.
The series will be Croatia’s first time hosting the event, with Estonia making its debut in September 2019 after being called-up to host the WRC restart event after the height of the pandemic.
The 2021 calendar will feature nine European events and three events outside Europe in Kenya, Japan and Chile respectively. The season will be mostly scheduled to take place from June onward, allowing a buffer for the continued impact of COVID-19 on international sport.
Jona Siebel, WRC Promoter managing director, commented: “The inclusion of Croatia to the WRC for the first time is an exciting new challenge to our fixture list and brings huge anticipation.
“Estonia’s championship debut a few weeks ago proved a massive success, even more so given the short time available to the organisers to prepare the rally. It fully deserves to retain its slot for 2021.”
The season will kick-off with the traditional season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo in the French Alps, followed by Rally Sweden, the series’ only pure winter fixture.
You can find the 2021 WRC calendar here.