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WRC drops Rally Chile from calendar

Daniel Herrero

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Tuesday 21st January, 2020 - 11:09am

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Sebastien Loeb at Rally Chile in 2019

The FIA World Rally Championship has officially dropped Rally Chile from its calendar due to political unrest.

Organisers requested a cancellation in November, which has now been confirmed after a World Motor Sport Council e-vote last week.

The loss of the Chile event, originally scheduled for April 16-19, has triggered a second change with Rally Argentina being shifted forward a week to April 23-26.

That move has been made to ease the logistical burden of sending equipment from South America to Kenya for its return to the calendar on July 16-19.

Rally New Zealand is also back on the calendar in 2020 with a base around Auckland but Rally Australia was cut after seven years in Coffs Harbour.

The traditional season-opener of Rallye Monte-Carlo begins this Thursday night (local time).

FIA World Rally Championship 2020 calendar

Rnd Rally Date
1 Monte-Carlo Jan 23-26
2 Sweden Feb 13-16
3 Mexico Mar 12-15
4 Argentina Apr 23-26
5 Portugal May 21-24
6 Italy Jun 4-7
7 Kenya Jul 16-19
8 Finland Aug 6-9
9 New Zealand Sep 3-6
10 Turkey Sep 24-27
11 Germany Oct 15-18
12 Great Britain Oct 29-Nov 1
13 Japan Nov 19-22

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