Rally Monza joins 2020 FIA WRC calendar as Argentina exit 2021 sporting year!!
According to the press release from WRC, its confirmed that ACI Monza Rally will run as the final round of FIA WRC to wrap up the season.
As Monza has been ushered in on the calendar, it’s not clear if Ypres Rally of Belgium will run or be cancelled.
The uncertainty health situation and limited movements in Belgium has thrown speculation to several medias before FIA came out to add Monza Rally as the closing round. The event to Italian asphalt encounter which will run from 4 – 6th December and decide the world champion of troubled 2020.
The event will be based at the famous Autodromo Nazionale de Monza race circuit near Milan, in the north of the country.
Traditionally an end-of-season celebration event contested by both rally and track racing experts, the Monza Rally has been won on seven occasions by MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.
WRC stars to taste success there include Dani Sordo in 2010 and 2013, nine-time world champion Sébastien Loeb in 2011 and Robert Kubica in 2014.
WRC Promoter managing director Jona Siebel said the rally would provide an exciting challenge for competitors.
“As the final round of the championship, there’s a strong chance both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ WRC titles could go right down to the wire on Monza’s roads.
“The WRC prides itself on rewarding rallying’s best all-round driver across multiple terrains and varied conditions. This type of rally is rare in our championship but will provide a thrilling finale to an unpredictable year,” he added.
FIA Rally Director Yves Matton said confirming an eighth round for the series in such complex times was a reward for the efforts and hard work of all involved to ensure valuable titles for the 2020 championship.
Meanwhile; Argentina will also not feature on the 2021 WRC calendar and only hope to bounce back in 2022 if can be reoccupied.
The ACA sports commission president Carlos Garcia Remohi broke the news on Friday, further stretched that
“ It is a difficult decision. However I understand that the pandemic that broke into the planet changed many this. I aspire that this circumstance can be reversed and re occupied in 2022 calendar”.