WRC Croatia Rally - the best drivers in the world in April again in Croatia

This year, Croatia will be the place where the world's best rally drivers will gather. Namely, one of the most watched sports events in the world, WRC - World Rally Championship, returns to Croatia for the fourth time in April. WRC Croatia Rally will take place from 18 to 21 April on attractive speed exams through five Croatian counties.

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Photo: Uroš Modlic

The ceremonial start and finish will be in Zagreb, and the race will pass through the counties of Zagreb, Karlovac, Krapina-Zagorje, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Varaždin. During the competition, drivers will pass a total of twenty speed tests.

The crew's first outing on the track will be on Thursday, April 18, when, after a test drive near Okić, the ceremonial start will take place in the evening in Zagreb in front of the Zagreb fountains.

Photo: Uroš Modlic

The next two days will be eight speed tests. On the first day, it is driven in the area of ​​Zagreb, Karlovac and Primorje-Gorski Kotar counties, and then in Zagreb and Karlovac counties. The final day of the competition with four speed races will be in Varaždin and Krapina-Zagorje counties. The ceremonial finish line will be in Zagreb, in front of the INA office building. 

The sports adrenaline that accompanies these races should also be added to the fact that drivers and their crews, spectators and media representatives have the opportunity to get to know various regions, enjoy beautiful landscapes, food and gastronomy, and the hospitality that they saw for themselves in the previous three editions of the WRC Croatia Rally.

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Photo: WRC Croatia Rally

The organizers are extremely satisfied with what Croatia has to offer – demanding trails, uncertain competition, excellent organization and great hospitality. Therefore, WRC Promoter offered the Croatian organizers of Croatia Rally contract extension until 2027.

Over 88 million viewers watched the WRC Croatia Rally last year

Croatia is in the WRC calendar for the fourth time, and expectations for the Croatian edition are getting higher every year. The race is in 2022 followed by more than 300.000 visitors. A year later, that figure had grown to an impressive 400.000 spectators who watched the race live in speed trials.

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Photo: Walter Sirotić

At the same time, more than 88 million viewers around the world followed the race and excellent shots from different parts of Croatia live via television and internet broadcasts.

The competition schedule, results and special offers can be found in one place - the Croatia Rally application available for Android and IOS smart devices.

Cover photo: Marjan Radović


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