WRC Croatia Rally Kicks Off on 21 April

By 19 April 2022
WRC Croatia Rally Kicks Off on 21 April
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ZAGREB, 19 April 2022 - WRC Croatia Rally, which will bring together the world's best rally drivers, will be held on 21-24 April with speed tests through five Croatian counties -- Zagreb, Karlovac, Krapina-Zagorje, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Varaždin -- while the ceremonial start and finish will be in Zagreb.

The World Rally Championship will be held for the second time in Croatia.

A record number of spectators is expected at the FIA World Rally Championship in Croatia. The organisers estimate that there may be over 350,000 spectators in special fan zones and along the track, and they are expected to arrive from Europe and from overseas.

This year the WRC is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the 2022 season was launched in Monte Carlo in January.

The Croatian government has recognised the importance and value of this competition, which is covered by over 250 television stations and followed by around 836 million people worldwide, and has co-funded the WRC with HRK 7.5 million (€1m). Thanks to this support and the hard-working organisers, Croatia has been included in the World Championship programme for the next two or three years, Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac said earlier this month.