Latvia joins WRC calendar from 2024
The WRC has right this moment confirmed that the Baltic nation’s Tet Rally Liepaja occasion, which has featured within the European Rally Championship, will likely be promoted to WRC standing from subsequent yr.
Tet Rally Latvia takes place on gravel roads and has a fame for being one of the difficult rallies in Europe.
The rally will cowl a widespread space of Latvia, stretching from the cities of Riga and Liepaja to the areas of Talsi, Tukums, Kuldīga, Dienvidkurzeme.
It’s unclear the place Rally Latvia will match into the 2024 schedule, and if a present occasion will likely be changed to accommodate its arrival. The precise date for the rally can be but to be confirmed.
“It has all the time been our aim to maintain at the least one slot within the WRC calendar accessible to allow an occasion to rotate from the ERC to the WRC,” mentioned Peter Thul, Senior Director of Sport for WRC Promoter.
“Tet Rally Latvia changing into the primary to be granted this slot is a transparent recognition of its sporting and promotional excellence, and the dedication of the Latvian Authorities to rallying.
“This determination highlights the strategic significance of the Baltic areas for WRC.
“We have now a longstanding relationship with broadcast accomplice TV3 and stay up for expanded collaboration with them for the 2024 occasion.
“This, in addition to our ever-increasing community of over 50 broadcasters in additional than 150 nations, makes WRC one of the broadly seen motorsport championships on the planet.”
World RX has been an everyday customer to Latvia’s Riga monitor
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Latvia’s inclusion on the WRC schedule is the results of years of labor carried out by Tet Rally Liepaja organisers.
“This can be a dream come true second. Our work that began a few years in the past, has lastly concluded with a transparent pathway for Latvia to host a WRC occasion in 2024,” added Tet Rally Latvia director Raimonds Strokss.
“For RA Occasions as an occasion organiser, this can be a great milestone that carries large accountability with it. However we’ve got such dependable companions within the Latvian Authorities, our rally metropolis Liepaja, our capital metropolis Riga, and our basic sponsor Tet – plus many extra.
“Behind them there’s an excellent broader workforce of enthusiastic folks, with whom we will pull this off and are able to sort out all of the challenges that lay forward of us.”
Affirmation of Latvia becoming a member of the 2024 calendar comes after the WRC introduced a two-year extension for the Acropolis Rally this week, which can see the Greek traditional on the schedule till 2025 at the least.
The WRC can be trying so as to add a spherical in Saudi Arabia and the USA for subsequent yr, whereas the UK is a contender to affix the schedule, ought to funding be secured by April this yr.
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