WRC: Germany’s return to the 2023 calendar? – Le Mag Sport Auto


WRC: Germany's return to the 2023 calendar?

The 2023 Formula 1 calendar was unveiled recently. That of WRC still seems to be in negotiation but could be formalized this month. The 2023 calendar could have 14 rounds and welcome Germany again! The German event could return in a new and international format with specials in Austria and the Czech Republic!

WRC: Rally Germany on the 2023 calendar with a new format?

Absent since 2019, the Germany Rally could make a comeback in the World Rally Championship from 2023! But this time the format and the places crossed would be very different from those we know. Indeed, the « new » WRC Germany Rally would be co-organized with Austria and the Czech Republic. The center of the Rally would be held in Passau, north-east of Münnich, while the start would be held in Prague with some stages repeating those of the Bohemia Rallye. Finally, a few stages would be organized in Austria in the Mühlviertel region. On the German side, the specials would take place in Bavaria.

An original program which is already favored by the WRC Promoter thanks to its geographical position and the attractiveness of the Central European market. However, this project has not yet been formalized. We will have to wait a little longer to find out more.

WRC 2023: without New Zealand, Spain and Ypres but with Saudi Arabia?

The 2023 WRC calendar is expected to feature 14 rounds. The season will logically start in Monte-Carlo before leaving for Sweden. Mexico and Chile would be back while New Zealand, like Ypres, have already announced that they will not be in the game in 2023! With such an announcement, we imagined finding the Australia / New Zealand alternation known a few years ago. But in fact, instead of Australia we should find a newcomer in the WRC: Saudi Arabia !

This Rally should serve as a “ Season Finale » with a mixed test! The calendar for the next season of the World Rally Championship should be validated on October 19, at the next FIA World Council.

In the meantime, here’s what it should look like:

  • Monte-Carlo Rally (end of January)
  • Rally Sweden (mid-February)
  • Mexico Rally (March)
  • Croatia Rally (April)
  • Rally Portugal (May)
  • Italy-Sardinia Rally (early June)
  • Safari Rally (end of June)
  • Rally Estonia (mid-July)
  • Rally Finland (early August)
  • Rally Chile (early September)
  • Acropolis Rally (end of September)
  • Germany Rally (mid-October)
  • Japan Rally (during November)
  • Saudi Arabia Rally (early December)

Article published on 07/10/2022.

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