Named ‘Best Rally in the World’ on five occasions, Rally de Portugal has a special place on the WRC calendar. One of the founding events on the inaugural calendar back in 1973, the rally was initially a mixed surface itinerary. Moving subsequently to an all-gravel round, Portugal has since become an unmissable fixture.
Crews have to negotiate gruelling sandy roads that become heavily rutted on the repeat loop, requiring set-up adjustments and careful tyre selection. The legendary Fafe jump offers one of the season’s most spectacular scenes with cars all leaping blindly into the air before trying to find the perfect landing. It’s a high-flying finale to a popular rally and offers an electric atmosphere thanks to an incredible amount of spectators.
|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|