2014 WRC calendar confirmed

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Volkswagen Polo R WRC, 2013 Rally Australia

Of course the World Motor Sport Council doesn’t just deal with F1 and after their meeting held last Friday the FIA has published the calendar for the 2014 WRC season.

Good news for local rally fans, too, with Rally Australia backing up from this year’s event. It will take place on the weekend ending 14 September. Rally New Zealand, which has previously alternated on a year by year basis with Australia, is absent from next year’s calendar.

As usual the WRC gang kicks off early with the traditional opener, Rallye Monte Carlo, due to finish on 19 January. And like this year there will be 13 races in all.

Unlike the relative instability of the F1 calendar, the WRC schedule has only altered slightly from this year’s schedule. Rally Acropolis has been dropped and replaced by Rally Poland.

You can check out the full calendar after the break.

119 JanuaryMCORallye Monte Carlo
29 FebruarySWERally Sweden
39 MarchMEXRally Mexico
46 AprilPRTRallye de Portugal
511 MayARGRally Argentina
61 JuneITARally d'Italia
729 JunePOLRally Poland
83 AugustFINRally Finland
924 AugustDEURallye Deutschland
1014 SeptemberAUSRally Australia
115 OctoberFRARallye de France
1226 OctoberESPRally de España
1316 NovemberGBR Rally of Great Britain

Note: The finish date given is the Sunday of the rally weekend. Itineraries are however subject to final confirmation by event organisers.