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One of the most-watched sporting events in the world, the WRC Croatia Rally, returns to Croatia in April, for the first time with spectators, who will be able to watch the world’s best rally drivers in a total of 20 speed tests through five Croatian counties.

Thanks to the excellent organisation of the sporting and accompanying part of last year’s debut race, Croatia has been cited many times as a breath of fresh air and a real surprise on the WRC calendar, so the organisers were given the opportunity to sign a contract to organise this racing spectacle for at least two more years.

WRC Croatia Rally, which will bring together the world’s best rally drivers, will be held on 21-24 April with speed tests through five Croatian counties — Zagreb, Karlovac, Krapina- Zagorje, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Varaždin — while the ceremonial start and finish will be in Zagreb.

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This year, it is expected that there will be a record number of spectators at a sporting event in all of Croatia. The organisers estimate that there may be over 350,000 spectators in special fan zones and along the track, and they are expected to arrive from Europe and from all over the world.

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Daniel Šaškin, Croatia Rally Organizing Committee President commented on last year’s premier rally in Croatia: “After 22 years in motorsport, I wanted to show that in Croatia you can find really difficult stages with a lot of different types of asphalt and grip. Michèle Mouton from the FIA said in one stage you could find all the asphalt rallies in the world with wide parts, narrow parts, uphill, downhill, fast parts, technical parts, all types of corners. Hearing that from a WRC rally winner and a key member of the WRC organisation made me proud because we understood what the WRC wants and what the FIA needs.”

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Photo Credit: WRC Croatia Rally

Find out more about WRC Croatia Rally here.