FIA World Rally Championship

FIA Outlines Tender Process For New WRC Promoter

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Organisers of Rally Sweden have had to finalise their own TV deals (Photo Credit: Word Rally Pics)

Organisers of Rally Sweden have had to finalise their own TV deals (Photo Credit: Word Rally Pics)

After former WRC promoter North One Sport went into administration, and a deal to replace them with Eurosport lead to a dead end, the FIA have publicly announced the selection process for a new promoter to be put in place.

The three-step selection process begins with all interested applicants formally registering their interest with the FIA by Friday, February 24. The FIA will then spend the following month negotiating with the interested parties, investigating their proposals in depth, before a new promoter is finally chosen on March 30, meaning new arrangements should be in place for Rally Argentina, the fifth round of the championship.

“It’s good to see that swift action is being taken with this expression of interest document, exactly as was agreed recently at a meeting between the FIA and manufacturers,” said Gerard Quinn, European Motorsport Director for Ford. “We look forward to continuing to work together in a clear and transparent way, so that we can bring forward the best possible promoter for the benefit of the sport as a whole and all its stakeholders.”

However, the tender process means Rally Mexico and Portugal will still have to arrange their own TV deals with interested channels until the signing of a new promoter is formalised.

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