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WRC 2020 preview: calendar, groups and newest information – Information by Automobilnews.eu

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WRC 2020 preview: calendar, groups and newest information


The 2020 World Rally Championship season has formally begun on the alpine roads above Monte Carlo in spectacular model. The yr will see two full-scale producer groups – Hyundai Motorsport and Toyota Gazoo Racing – working alongside M Sport’s privateer workforce run by ex-Ford WRC boss Malcolm Wilson. Citroën has dropped out of the 2020 season, leaving simply the 2 factory-supported groups alongside M Sport.

The 2020 season will encompass 14 rounds, with notable modifications in comparison with final yr being the (official) lack of the Australian spherical normally held close to Perth on the west coast. As a substitute, New Zealand will take the reins for Australasia’s spherical, being hosted in Auckland on the North Island. New Zealand’s phases might be held on largely flowing gravel roads, backed by unimaginable surroundings.

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This season may even see the long-awaited return of the Safari Rally in Kenya which was final held 18 years in the past, with a conventional mixture of open gravel roads crisscrossing the African Serengeti. The third new addition for the yr is a return to Japan after a decade off the calendar, contrasting the 2 new gravel rounds with a tarmac rally primarily based in Nagoya.

The automobiles themselves are largely unchanged from these of the 2019 season, with the identical underlying chassis necessities and turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. Energy is restricted to not more than 375bhp, and powers all 4 wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. The automobiles could not weigh lower than 1190kg, and all automobiles run on a management 15-inch gravel or studded snow tyre, or 18-inch tarmac tyre equipped by Michelin. Wider change is coming to the WRC within the type of built-in electrification – be that hybrid or full electrical integration – however these regulation modifications have now been delayed till the 2022 season

Beneath is the complete 2020 WRC calendar…

Spherical

Rally

Date

1

Monte Carlo

23 – 26 January

2

Sweden

13 – 16 February

3

Mexico

12 – 15 March

4

Chile

16 – 19 April

5

Argentina

30 April – Three Might

6

Portugal

21 – 24 Might

7

Italy

4 – 7 June

8

Kenya

16 – 19 July

9

Finland

6 – 9 August

10

New Zealand

3 – 6 September

11

Turkey

24 – 27 September

12

Germany

15 – 18 October

13

Nice Britain

29 October – 1 November

14

Japan

19 – 22 November

WRC 2020 preview: calendar, groups and newest information – Information by Automobilnews.eu
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