The 50th season of the World Rally Championship will start in 2022. World Rally Championship also known as WRC is the High level of global competition in motorsport in terms of Rally. The event is governed by FIA and the event was inaugurated in 1973. The championship is set to begin in January 2022 with Rallye Monte-Carlo and conclude with Rally Japan in November 2022. Let’s have a look at the 2022 WRC Schedule, Races, Dates, Locations, Order and everything you need to know.
Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile also known as FIA is an organization that represents the interests of motor car users and motoring organizations. The organization was founded on 20 June 1904 and has its headquarters in Paris, France. 240 member nations are part of the organization and Mohammed bin Sulayem is the President of the FIA.
2022 WRC Championship Schedule
The 2022 WRC Championship will be the 50th edition of the championship. Inaugurated in 1973, the 50th Edition is scheduled to start from January 2022 and will conclude in November 2022. Below is the complete schedule of the 2022 WRC Championship.
|1||20-23 January||Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo|
|2||24-27 February||Rally Sweden|
|3||21-24 April||Croatia Rally|
|4||19-22 May||Rally de Portugal|
|5||2-5 June||Rally Italia Sardegna|
|6||23-26 June||Safari Rally Kenya|
|7||14-17 July||Rally Estonia|
|8||4-7 August||Rally Finland|
|9||Yet to be decided||Yet to be decided|
|10||8-11 September||Acropolis Rally Greece|
|11||29 September- 2 October||Rally New Zealand|
|12||20-23 October||RACC Rally Catalunya de España|
|13||10-13 November||Rally Japan|
2022 WRC Championship Entrants
These are the Entrants that will be participating in the 2022 WRC Championship.
Manufacturers and Entrants
|Ford||M-Sport Ford WRT|
|Hyundai||Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT|
|Toyota||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT|
|Toyota||Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT Next Generation|
|Ford Puma Rally1||Sebastien Loeb||Isabelle Galmiche|
|Ford Puma Rally1||Adrien Fourmaux||Alexandre Coria|
|Ford Puma Rally1||Craig Breen||Paul Nagle|
|Ford Puma Rally1||Gus Greensmith||Jonas Andersson|
|Hyundai i20 N Rally1||Oliver Solberg||Elliott Edmondson|
|Hyundai i20 N Rally1||Dani Sordo||Cándido Carrera|
|Hyundai i20 N Rally1||Ott Tänak||Martin Järveoja|
|Hyundai i20 N Rally1||Ott Tänak||Martijn Wydaeghe|
|Toyota GR Yaris Rally1||Sébastien Ogier||Benjamin Veillas|
|Toyota GR Yaris Rally1||Esapekka Lappi||Janne Ferm|
|Toyota GR Yaris Rally1||Elfyn Evans||Scott Martin|
|Toyota GR Yaris Rally1||Kalle Rovanperä||Jonne Halttunen|
|Toyota GR Yaris Rally1||Takamoto Katsuta||Aaron Johnston|
WRC Championship Reigning Champions
Sébastien Ogier is a French Rally Driver born on 17 December 1983 in Gap, Hautes-Alpes in France. He is a rally driver who competes for Toyota Gazoo Racing Team. He competes in World Racing Championship and has won the Championship in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 202, and 2021.
Julien Ingrassia is a retired French Rally co-driver born on 26 November 1979 in Aix-en-Provence, France. He was the co-driver of Sebastien Ogier and won the 2021 World Racing Championship. He has won the championship multiple times with different teams.
Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT is a team based in Finland that competes in World Racing Championship. They serve as Toyotas’s official factory team and have won the rally 26 times.
New Zealand will be making a comeback in the Rally after a Decade. Croatia and Finland will also be included in the rally and one event is yet to be announced and will be announced shortly.