2021 World Rally Championship

2021 FIA World Rally Championship
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Support series:
FIA World Rally Championship-2
FIA World Rally Championship-3
FIA Junior World Rally Championship
Sébastien Ogier is the current drivers' championship leader.
Julien Ingrassia is the current co-drivers' championship leader.
Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT (Yaris WRC pictured) are the current manufacturers' championship leader.

The 2021 FIA World Rally Championship is the forty-ninth season of the World Rally Championship, an auto racing competition recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallying. Teams and crews are competing in twelve rallies for the World Rally Championships for Drivers, Co-drivers, Teams and Manufacturers.[1] Crews are free to compete in cars complying with Rally1 and Rally2 regulations;[a] however, only manufacturers competing with Rally1 cars homologated under regulations introduced in 2017 are eligible to score points in the Manufacturers' championship. The championship is due to begin in January 2021 with the Rallye Monte-Carlo and conclude in November 2021 with Rally Japan. The series are be supported by the World Rally Championship-2 and World Rally Championship-3 categories at every round of the championship and by the Junior World Rally Championship at selected events.[2]

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia are the reigning drivers' and co-drivers' champions, having secured their seventh championship titles at the 2020 Rally Monza. Hyundai are the reigning manufacturers' champions and are defending their manufacturers' title for the second consecutive year. After the first round, reigning drivers' and co-drivers' champions Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia lead drivers' and co-drivers' championships by nine points ahead of Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin. Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe are third, a further four points behind. In the manufacturers' championship, Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT holds a twenty-two-point lead over reigning manufacturer champion Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT, with M-Sport Ford WRT in third.

  1. ^ "2021 FIA World Rally Championship – Sporting regulations" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. p. 9. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b Evans, David (8 October 2019). "FIA steps up plan to simplify WRC into five-tier career ladder". autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 21 December 2020.

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