WRC to Resume in September 2020

The World Rally Championship (WRC) has revised the 2020 calendar after the coronavirus pandemic brought the competition to a halt. With the campaign set to resume in Estonia in September, drivers and fans alike are in good spirits and can’t wait for the championship to resume.

COVID-19 Puts on Hold the WRC 2020 Season

If you follow the WRC, you might be aware the championship had already started and could be over were it not for coronavirus. It’s worth noting that corona affected most, if not all, sports. The championship was halted after just three rounds. Great Britain, Finland, New Zealand, and other countries limited the movement of people and cancelled sporting activities, including the WRC. However, with the curve for new corona infections flattening, many countries are relaxing the corona-related restrictions.

Eight WRC Rounds in 2020

Eight rounds will take place in 2020. Five rounds have been scheduled to take place between September and November. The three other rounds may be pushed to December or early 2021.

Rally Estonia

Rally Estonia, which is a new fixture in the World Racing Championship 2020 calendar, will kick off the proceedings from 4-6 September. The news about Estonia’s debut was announced by the WRC promoter and the Prime Minister of Estonia, Juri Ratas. Estonia is the 33rd nation to host the WRC event. Estonia might be a new venue, but its drivers have been participating in the championship event. In essence, Ott Tanak is a home hero and won the 2019 championship. He has ditched Toyota for Hyundai. Ott will team up with a fellow Estonian driver, Martin Jarveoja.

Turkey will be next to hold the event, which is scheduled between 24th to 27th September. Rally proceedings in Germany will occur from October 15th to 18th. Rally Italy has been scheduled between 29th October to 1st November, while Rally Japan retains its initial place in the calendar 19-22 November.