All roads lead to Australia – the WRC season finale – a dusty, gravel rally that incorporates shire roads and stages nestled deep into the rainforests, with some very creepy critters for company!
WRC first visited Australia in 1989 when the event covered a route on the west coast at Perth. It remained a firm fixture until 2006, winning the accolade of best rally three times in the 1990s. It moved to New South Wales in 2009, and two years later to Coffs Harbour.
As one of the championship’s four non-European rounds, Australia requires teams and crews to acclimatise quickly to climate and time difference at the conclusion of a long season. It’s always good to end the year on a high and with the championship titles still up for grabs – the ultimate season showdown ‘down under’.
|Rallye Monte-Carlo||24 - 27 January|
|Rally Sweden||14 - 17 February|
|Rally México||07 - 10 March|
|Tour de Corse||28 - 31 March|
|Rally Argentina||25 - 28 April|
|Rally Chile||09 - 12 May|
|Rally de Portugal||30 May - 02 June|
|Rally Italia Sardegna||13 - 16 June|
|Rally Finland||01 - 04 August|
|Rallye Deutschland||22 - 25 August|
|Rally Turkey||12 - 15 September|
|Wales Rally GB||03 - 06 October|
|Rally de España||24 - 27 October|
|Rally Australia||14 - 17 November|