2018 Calendars: WRC & ERC

2018 FIA World Rally Championship


The WRC is the highest level of special stage rallying and features iconic events such as Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Finland.

Later in this post are details of the FIA European Rally Championship (underneath the WRC info).

WRC Google/iCal Calendar links:   ICAL  -or-  HTML

For more championships click here.

*As at 8 January 2018*

2018 FIA World Rally Championship

Date Rally Location Country
28 Jan Rallye Monte-Carlo Gap France
18 Feb Rally Sweden Sweden Sweden
11 Mar Rally Guanajuato Mexico Guanajuato Mexico
8 Apr Tour de Corse Corsica France
29 Apr YPF Rally Argentina Argentina Argentina
20 May Vodafone Rally de Portugal Portugal Portugal
10 Jun Rally Italia Sardegna Sardinia Italy
29 Jul Neste Rally Finland Finland Finland
19 Aug ADAC Rallye Deutschland Germany Germany
16 Sep Marmaris Rally Turkey Turkey Turkey
7 Oct Dayinsure Wales Rally GB Wales UK
28 Oct RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España Spain Spain
18 Nov Kennards Hire Rally Australia Australia Australia

What’s Changed?


  • Rally Turkey.


  • Rally Poland (moves to ERC).

Rally Turkey returns to the schedule for the first time since 2010, relocated to the southern resort of Marmaris.

Rally Poland drops away, moving back down to the FIA European Rally Championship. It is a shame to lose Poland from an FIA World Championship but there was some criticism of the event organisation.

I visited Marmaris in 2002. I understand the city itself has been heavily impacted by tourism since then – not necessarily in a good way. I remember the Turks being very hospitable people and the surrounding area is stunningly beautiful so I am sure it is still well worth the visit!

The only other change for 2018 is a date swap between Rally GB and Rally Catalunya.

FIA European Rally Championship

The FIA ERC is a continental series of stage rallies usually held over two days. European drivers and teams – and events – use it as a stepping-stone to the WRC.

ERC Google/iCal Calendar links:   ICAL  -or-  HTML

Date Rally Location Country
24 Mar Azores Airlines Rally Azores Portugal
5 May Rally Islas Canarias Canary Islands Spain
3 Jun Acropolis Rally Greece
17 Jun Cyprus Rally Cyprus
22 Jul Rally di Roma Capitale Rome Italy
26 Aug Barum Czech Rally Zlin Zlin Czechia
23 Sep Rally Poland Mikolajki Poland
14 Oct Rally Liepāja Liepāja Latvia


  • Rally Poland (from WRC).


  • Rally Rzesczow.

Rally Rzeszow (Poland) falls off the calendar as the primary Rally Poland take the ERC berth following the demotion from WRC status. WRC Rally Poland was held in in July, the ERC version will be held in late September.

Rally di Roma Capitale moves up from September to July.

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