Italy’s ACI Rally Monza will host the finale to the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship for a 2d consecutive season after being added to the calendar nowadays.
The asphalt match will happen on November 19-21 and will be basically based on the successfully-known Autodromo Nazionale de Monza dash circuit discontinuance to Milan, in the north of the nation. This would presumably well receive the 12th and supreme spherical of the year.
ACI Rally Monza will replace FORUM8 Rally Japan which used to be cancelled final week due to the the persevered outcomes of the pandemic in the nation.
The rally used to be furthermore drafted into the championship at brief search for in 2020 when Sébastien Ogier and Hyundai Motorsport clinched the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles after three days of intense competition. This would presumably well embody stages on the ‘Temple of Flee’ circuit featuring successfully-known corners equivalent to Michele Alboreto, Lesmo and Curva Grande. There’ll furthermore be disturbing closed public avenue stages in the mountains to the north of the circuit.
FIA rally director Yves Matton acknowledged: “The cancellation of Rally Japan due to the COVID-19 is disappointing and one more tricky blow for the organisers who possess labored so disturbing without a reward for a 2d year.
“ACI Rally Monza stepped in at a gradual stage final season and managed to raise a solid and modern match spherical the iconic circuit. President Angelo Sticchi Damiani and his group from ACI demonstrated they possess got all it takes to place on a high-class WRC match and we know we are able to count on their dedication and professionalism this year to again host the championship finale,” he added.
WRC Promoter managing director Jona Siebel acknowledged the rally would as soon as again provide an exhilarating scenario for rivals. “We’re disappointed on the cancellation, for unavoidable reasons, of FORUM8 Rally Japan after so principal labor. Equally we’re grateful for ACI’s dedication at brief search for.
“Our thanks streak to JAF, motorsport’s governing physique in Japan, rally organisers San’s Inc., the federal government and the native authorities in the rally place which contributed so principal preparation. We dwell entirely dedicated to returning to Japan in 2022 when stipulations enable,” he added.
Angelo Sticchi Damiani, Automobile Membership d’Italia President, acknowledged: “The affirmation of the ACI Rally Monza within the World Rally Championship reveals on the one side the massive relationship amongst Automobile Membership d’Italia, FIA and WRC Promoter that’s basically based on mutual trust and respect, and from the tons of the fee of the layout of this rally that has been extremely appreciated final year.”