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Junior WRC Championship announces 2019 calendar

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The FIA Junior WRC Championship has unveiled its calendar for the 2019 season, following their tried and tested schedule from 2018 which took competitors over a variety of surfaces.

All drivers will compete in the identical Ford Fiesta R2, prepared by FIA World Rally Championship frontrunners M-Sport.

Rally Sweden will kick things off for the season as competitors take on the ice and snow before heading on to the smooth asphalt of Tour de Corse.

Rally Italia Sardegna will introduce gravel to the competitors followed by Rally Finland and culminating in Wales Rally GB.

The winner of the championship will receive a brand-new Ford Fiesta R5 along with a ‘generous support package’ to compete in the 2020 WRC2 Championship.

“We’re delighted to announce next year’s calendar which will continue to test the FIA Junior WRC Championship crews in every aspect of the sport.” said FIA Junior WRC Championship Manager, Maciej Woda.

“Once again, the championship will be contested over five events, and I’d like to welcome Sardinia and Wales back to the Junior WRC family.

“Snow, asphalt, gravel, sprint stages, endurance stages, freezing temperatures, sweltering temperatures, you name it, next year’s season has it, and I’m sure we’ll see another very worthy champion at the end of the year.”

2019 FIA Junior WRC Championship Calendar*

Rally Sweden (14-17 February)
Tour de Corse – Rallye de France (28-31 March)
Rally Italia Sardegna (13-16 June)
Rally Finland (1-4 August)
Wales Rally GB (3-6 October)

*Calendar subject to final approval by the FIA.

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