Wednesday | 06 Nov 2019

Birmingham to host 2020 WRC launch

Fans will again be at the forefront of a high-profile 2020 FIA World Rally Championship launch at January’s Autosport International show in Birmingham, England.

The four factory teams representing Citroën, Hyundai, M-Sport Ford and Toyota will all be represented at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on ‘WRC Super Saturday’ January 11.

The stars and cars of the new season will be presented together at the WRC stand for the first time, less than two weeks before Rallye Monte-Carlo (23 - 26 January) kicks-off the campaign.

One of the major attractions will be newly-crowned world champion, Ott Tänak, who will make his maiden public appearance as a Hyundai Motorsport driver.

Like this year, the launch will be held on a public day of the show, allowing fans access to crews and team management. The WRC’s leading lights will all be interviewed on the show’s central stage before thousands of fans.

WRC Promoter managing director Oliver Ciesla said he looked forward to the start of what’s certain to be another captivating year of world rallying.

“We are delighted to launch what promises to be another exceptionally competitive WRC season at Autosport International again,” said Ciesla.

All four manufacturer teams will be represented at Birmingham

“The first sight of newly-liveried 2020 World Rally Cars altogether, along with drivers and co-drivers appearing with their new teams for the first time, will set pulses racing among the fans in the build-up to the opening round at Rallye Monte-Carlo.

“Autosport International marks the kick-off to the international motorsport season and WRC Super Saturday will provide the opportunity for our stars to talk about their hopes and ambitions for the forthcoming campaign, as well as giving fans access to their heroes and cars. I can’t wait,” he added.

In addition to the four manufacturer teams unveiling their 2020 liveries, there will be plenty of support series representation from WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC.

Fans looking to get closer to the action will also be welcome to the WRC stand to test drive WRC 8, the championship’s official video game, and treat themselves to the latest and greatest WRC gear.

Tickets for the show are now available here.

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