The calender for the 2010 World Rally Championship has been agreed following a decision by the WRC commission to approve the application from Bulgaria.
The date had been put forward sometime ago and was the sole FIA candidate rally for 2010, but needed to be approved by an FIA observer attending this year’s Borovets-based event.
The event was put in doubt after a crash killed Italian co-driver Flavio Guglielmin, but after reviewing the FIA report in a meeting in Paris today the commission decided that the rally had met the standard required and will feature in next year’s 13-round calender.
With the date of Rally Bulgaria being the only thing left to decide due to a possible clash with the FIFA World Cup Final the dates are as follows (showing Sunday finishing date):
Round 1. Sweden 14 February Round 2. Mexico 7 March Round 3. Jordan 4 April Round 4. Turkey 18 April Round 5. New Zealand 09 May Round 6. Portugal 30 May Round 7. Bulgaria* 11 July Round 8. Finland 01 August Round 9. Germany 22 August Round 10. Japan 12 September Round 11. France 03 October Round 12. Spain 24 October Round 13. GB 14 November * Date to be confirmed