Rallying is the purest test of man and machine, in which drivers and their co-drivers fight for victory on all kinds of terrain. The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is the undisputed pinnacle of the sport, where the world’s best drivers and their co-drivers vie for glory.
Unlike circuit-based racing, rally drivers compete individually in short, timed stages with the aim of recording the fastest time. The ever-changing landscape helps contribute to rally’s reputation as one of the most exciting forms of motorsport in the world. This is underscored by the sheer exhilaration of WRC.
First run in 1973, the competition continues to attract the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, like Hyundai, to this day.
Held from January to November, the WRC takes teams, drivers and fans on a whistle-stop tour of the world – from the wilds of Northern and Southern Europe to the vast plains of Australia and the Mexican desert.
Fans flock to these WRC events to get up close and personal with the cars and drivers, while many more millions follow rallies on TV, radio and online. It’s continued popularity is testament to the sporting and technical challenges the WRC poses.