2024 World Rally Championship Calendar Revealed

October 19, 2023Joe Moore

Earlier today (October 19th) the World Rally Championship revealed the calendar for the 2024 season. Find out more below. 

The Calendar

  • Rallye Monte-Carlo 25-28 January
  • Rally Sweden 15-18 February
  • Safari Rally Kenya 28-31 March
  • Croatia Rally 18-21 April
  • Vodafone Rally De Portugal 9-12 May
  • Rally Italia Sardegna 30 May-2 June
  • Orlen 80th Rally Poland 27-30 June
  • Tet Rally Latvia 18-21 July
  • Secto Rally Finland 1-4 August
  • EKO Acropolis Rally Greece 5-8 September
  • Rally Chile BioBio 26-29 September
  • Central European Rally 31 October-3 November
  • Forum8 Rally Japan 21-24 November

New Additions 

As previously confirmed Rally Poland and Tet Rally Latvia are being added to the 2024 World Rally Championship calendar. Rally Poland is a returning event that was last run in 2017. While Tet Rally Latvia is making its World Rally Championship debut after being a European Rally Championship mainstay for years. Both events are fast gravel events somewhat like Rally Estonia which has been removed from the 2024 calendar. Rally Poland and Tet Rally Latvia will be part of back-to-back-to-back fast gravel events. With the legendary Secto Rally Finland being the third event. 

Taken Off The Calendar

Rally Estonia and Rally Mexico are the only events taken off the 2024 World Rally Championship calendar. Both events were expected to be taken off. As Mexico was known to be a one-off event before it even took place this season. While it was also known Rally Estonia would be absent from the 2024 calendar.
Neither event being absent from the calendar is a surprise. It’s disappointing that two fan-favorite events are taken off the calendar but you can’t always get what you wish for. Rally Mexico has a chance to return in the near future, however, it’s unlikely with a WRC event in the United States seemingly around the corner. As for Estonia, it’ll likely only be a matter of time before the event is back on the calendar. However, it likely doesn’t top the list of events that will return or be added to the calendar in upcoming seasons.

Event Changes 

The only major change to the World Rally Championship calendar in 2024 is the time Safari Rally Kenya runs. Since its return to the WRC in 2021 the event has run in June. However, up until 1998, the event ran on Easter Weekend.