FIA World Rally Championship


The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) pits drivers, co-drivers and hybrid-powered production-based cars against some of the most brutally tough and unforgiving terrain on the planet.

WRC is an epic battle against the elements and the clock. In year 2024 it will spread across 13 rallies, covering four continents. Man and machine must master everything from snow-packed forest tracks in intense cold, to rock-strewn mountain passes in blistering heat. 

Year History
Latvia – for the first time in the WRC calendar

Latvia will be the 37th country to host a WRC round

The countries where the rounds of WRC are held change over the course of the seasons – the championship has taken place in different locations around the world, forcing competitors to prove themselves in different driving conditions, surfaces and terrain.

Since 2013 the round of the FIA European Rally Championship has been held in Latvia but in 2024 the Kurzeme region and Riga will welcome the world's fastest rally crews.

WRC – more than 50 years of history

From the first cars to hybrid technology

The WRC has a rich history that has forged rally legends over time. The former times has made people experience the "Golden Era", admiring the famous Group B and following the development of cars and technology.

The WRC was officially recognised as the FIA World Rally Championship in 1973, but the origin of rallying can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century.

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