Japan will host the season-ending round of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship, which will resume in September after the Covid-19 suspension.
Estonia will host the first rally of the return in September, to be followed by events in Turkey on September 24-27 and Germany from October 15-18. The championship then moves to Italy from on October 29-November 1, before heading to Japan for the season-ending round on November 19-22.
WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla said a September restart will allow sufficient lead time for event organisers and competitors to be fully prepared.
“Today’s restart announcement sends a clear signal that the 2020 WRC is back in business,” he said.
Following an enforced shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the rallies in Argentina, Portugal, Kenya, Finland, New Zealand and Great Britain were cancelled.
Unlike its motorsport peers, WRC successfully completed three rounds, in Monte-Carlo, Sweden and Mexico, earlier this year before Covid-19 paused the series.