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FIA reveals 2011 WRC schedule

The FIA reveals a 13 date calendar for the 2011 World Rally Championship season
The FIA has announced a 13 date calendar for the 2011 World Rally Championship season after the World Motor Sport Council concluded a fax vote of its members.

The calendar could yet be expanded to include a 14th event, with the governing body confirming that a decision on whether or not an extra event will be part of the schedule will be taken by the end of June – with the WMSC set to meet on the 23rd.

Three events return to the calendar for next season, with Italy, Argentina and Greece all back on the schedule, although there are no new events due to be run.

In total, nine of the rallies will be held on gravel, three on asphalt and one on snow and ice, with at least one event running in every month from the season-opener in Sweden through to the final round in Great Britain in November.

2011 World Rally Championship calendar:

13 February Sweden
06 March Mexico
27 March Portugal
17 April Jordan
08 May Italy
29 May Argentina
19 June Greece
31 July Finland
21 August Germany
11 September Australia
02 October France
23 October Spain
13 November Great Britain

NB: Date denotes the Sunday of each event, although final dates are still be confirmed. Under WRC rules, events can now run Thursday-Saturday as opposed to the traditional Friday-Sunday



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Twin Cam Sam - Unregistered

April 29, 2010 9:10 PM

Shame the Monte is missing, but good to see most of the classics back where they should be particularly Sweden, Greece, Finland and Wales, sorry, Great Britain. Now all we need to do is rename them, i.e. Greece could become the Acropolis, Finland the 1000 Lakes, and GB the RAC Rally. Then, we could move away from the 3 day clover leaf format and go to 4 or 5 day rally's, travelling all over the country they are taking part in. Then, we could attract some more manufacturers, and some decent drivers. If this happened, maybe the BBC would bring back Rally Report on terestial TV every night of the event ? Think how good the sport could be if all of these things happened....... :p

Berg Jorgmeister - Unregistered

May 01, 2010 11:07 AM

It's all well and good announcing the WRC calendar, but if like this year, there are as many as 8 clashes with F1, then all they're doing is writing it's death sentence. Avoid clashes with F1 - it's so simple yet it keeps happening. Apart from Finland, most media of Europe gives WRC very little coverage, so won't give it any if there is a clash with the 'god that is F1'. On other news, it appears that Jean Todt is giving the WRC Commisioner job to Michele Mouton - and it appears she wants to move away from the 'sprint type' events, and bring back the endurance element. While she's at it - ban all the expensive stuff on the cars, ie electronics.



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