One of the most attractive competitions in the world, the World Rally Championship - WRC will be held in Croatia from 22 to 25 April 2021.
After it was confirmed last year that it was Croatia Rally included in the calendar World Rally Championship (World Rally Championship - WRC), all other details are now known. From April 22-25 on local roads Zagreb, Karlovac and Krapina-Zagorje counties will be held one of the most attractive sporting events of today.
The presentation of drivers and vehicles will be held at the National and University Library in Zagreb, the fastest will be to climb the podium on St. Mark's Square, and test drives will start on Tuesday, April 20.
The start of the race will be in the area of the Zagreb Fair, and interestingly, for the first time in the history of the WRC, part of the track will be located indoors, inside the pavilion. The crews will start racing in the area of Samoborski Gorje on April 23, followed by speed tests in the wider area of Karlovac. The day after, speed tests will also take place in the area of Samoborski gorje and Karlovac, while on April 25 they will drive in the area of Hrvatsko zagorje (Zagorska sela and Kumrovec), and on the trails on Medvednica.
"We chose the tracks carefully in order to avoid crowds, but also to enable the audience to come and enjoy the attractive rides. We hope that the epidemiological situation will allow that. Also, the WRC is a great opportunity to show the whole world the most beautiful parts of our country and we have no doubt that the competition will be exciting - both live and in front of small screens, " pointed out the president of the Organizing Committee of the Croatia Rally 2021. Daniel Šaškin.
The octane spectacle was watched by over 2019 million viewers during 830, and the WRC has seen a rise in popularity in the last seven years.
"With a huge international promotion, imagine the economic effect for Croatia will be achieved by tens of thousands of overnight stays, local consumption of participants and the engagement of thousands of people needed for the organization. We hope that the situation at the end of April will allow the presence of spectators, which would mean the arrival of a large number of WRC fans from around the world. This is the best possible invitation before this year's tourist season", Added the president of the Croatian Auto and Karting Association and the Management Board of WRC Croatia Davorin Stetner.
As Stetner pointed out, this is also a phenomenal opportunity to position and promote our tourism. Especially this year, because the race takes place in April. An opportunity that I hope we will be able to make good use of. Not just the “Full of life” banner along the trail.
In 2021, Croatia will host two major spectacles, the World Rally Championship - WRC and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (next three years).