The edition 2019 of the world rally Championship (WRC) promises to be fascinating. While the allocation of securities constructor and driver is still indecisive, only two events of the season 2018 which saw the flowering of a new potential champion in the person of Ott Tanak, Sebastien Ogier announced his return in a team Citroën in search of renewal, it is the calendar that will book the next year a new surprise with the best rally drivers in the world.

First in Chile

Thus, Chile will become the 32nd country to host the WRC since the creation of the World rally championship in 1973. This rally on earth, two weeks after that of Argentina, will be based on 9 to 12 may in the city of Concepción (in the south) which has more than 200 000 inhabitants. The promoter of the WRC, Oliver Ciesla, explained that the arrival of Chile, after the return of the Turkey in 2018, confirms his desire to “globalize” the WRC ” incorporating more events outside of Europe “. Among the other candidates for the 2020 or 2021, he cited Japan, which has long hosted the WRC at the time of the Subaru of Petter Solberg, and Kenya, where the Safari Rally has long been a great meeting of the championship.

Calendar 2019 to the WRC, validated Friday by the world Council of the FIA :

24-27 January : Monte-Carlo (asphalt/snow)

14-17 February : Sweden (snow)

7-10 march : Mexico (earth)

28-31 march : France/Tour de Corse (asphalt)

25-28 April : Argentina (earth)

9-12 may : Chile (earth)

30 may-2 June : Portugal (earth)

13-16 June : Italy/Sardinia (earth)

1-4 August : Finland (earth)

22-25 August : Germany (asphalt)

12-15 September : Turkey (ground)

3-6 October : Great Britain/Wales (earth)

24-27 October : Spain (dirt/asphalt)

14-17 November : Australia (earth)