The Intercontinental Rally Challenge will visit the Ukraine in 2011, after series promoter Eurosport Events confirmed the addition of the Prime Yalta Rally to the schedule at the end of last week.
It means the 2011 IRC will now include 13 events in total, although the date for the Rally Islas Canarias is now listed as 'to be confirmed'. It had previously been pencilled in for April 14-16, when the draft calendar was issued back in September.
The only other change concerned the Rally de los Alerces in Argentina, which will now take place one week later than originally planned - subject to the signing of the Promoter's agreement.
“We are delighted to confirm this exciting IRC calendar for 2011, which reflects the increasing status of IRC in world motorsport with more and more prestigious rallies joining our series,” said Eurosport Event's managing director Géraldine Filiol.
“The addition of four new events to our 2011 schedule will pose an exciting challenge for our competitors and a great spectacle for the fans watching on the stages and at home on television."
2011 IRC calendar:
18-22 January Rallye Monte-Carlo
11-13 March Rally de los Alerces
Argentina* NEW DATE
06-08 May Tour de Corse
02-04 June Prime Yalta Rally
Ukraine NEW EVENT
23-25 June Geko Ypres Rally
14-16 July Sata Rallye Acores
04-06 August Rali Vinho Madeira
26-28 August Barum Czech Rally Zlinb
09-11 September Mecsek Rallye
22-24 September Rallye Sanremo
14-16 October RACMSA Rally of Scotland
03-05 November FxPro Cyprus Rally
TBC Date TBA Rally Islas Canarias
*Subject to signing the Promoter's agreement