Saudi Arabia arrives

Paraguay added to calendar

The World Rally Championship will stop in Paraguay from the 2025 season, for several years.

And 38! Next year Paraguay will become the 38th country to host a round of the World Rally Championship. The announcement was made on Saturday by the WRC, which specifies that the contract covers several years. South America will therefore be entitled to two rallies per year, Chile having taken over from Argentina since 2019.

“Paraguay is big and the world is discovering it. Hosting world-class events like the WRC is another way we show the world our greatness.“, rejoiced the President of the Republic Santiago Peña during a ceremony organized in the capital, Asuncion. “We have been in discussions with Paraguay for a number of years and I am incredibly pleased to see this agreement come to fruition,” said WRC Senior Event Director Simon Larkin, who was on hand to mark the special announcement. The country’s passion for rallying is undeniable and we look forward to spreading this passion, along with Paraguay’s spectacular landscapes, around the world. »

Saudi Arabia and the Canary Islands also on the calendar

“Welcoming Paraguay to the FIA ​​World Rally Championship in 2025 is a fantastic opportunity for the series and all its stakeholders to explore new horizons,” reacted the president of the International Federation of Rally. automobile Mohammed Ben Sulayem. I would like to sincerely thank my friend Hugo R. Mersan Galli, President of the Touring y Automóvil Club Paraguayo, and his team, for their efforts in the development of our sport, the organizers of Rally Paraguay and the President of Paraguay, Mr. Santiago Peña , for his invaluable support. »

The dates for the 2025 Paraguay Rally will be set later. The calendar for the 2025 season will include several changes compared to 2024. The Latvia rally and the Poland rally will in fact disappear, while in addition to Paraguay, the Canary Islands and Saudi Arabia will appear.

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