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World Rally Championship returns in September

Estonia will host the first round of the World Rally Championship since the Covid-19 world pandemic forced the suspension of competition in May.

Running from 4 to 6 September, the event joins the World Rally calendar for the first time and after having presented itself as a promotional event for the WRC in 2019.

The revision of the calendar announced by the WRC Promoter also confirms the Sardinia Rally, which will now take place from 29 October to 1 November.

This new calendar continues to be part of the Rally of Turkey (24 to 27 September) and the Rally of Germany, now with a new date from 15 to 18 October. The end of the year, as predicted since the first presentation of the 2020 season, continues to take place in Japan from 19 to 22 November.

This way, and after the three rounds played at the beginning of the year, the Championship has a total of eight races for now, but you can count on even more. The WRC Promoter is in negotiations with a view to holding two more rallies: the Ypres Rally, in Belgium (2-4 October), and another race in Croatia.

Definitely out of the account is the Argentine Rally. After being initially postponed, the South American event has now been definitively canceled.

The World Cup promoter also revealed that the Estonian round, the birthplace of World Champion Ott Tänak, will be a shorter than usual version of a World Cup, with just two stages on Saturday and Sunday and based on Tartu, in the east of the country.

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