Croatia Rally returns in precisely two weeks and will be stronger than ever. New speeds, new counties, new crews, and most importantly – even more content for viewers. The leading man of the Croatian rally, Daniel Šaškin, revealed all the details for Gol.hr.
“There will be teams from all over the world. Professional teams are coming, VIP zone, trade, food & drink, and, of course, the biggest fan zone. It will be the biggest circus in Croatia this year; there will be something for everyone,” said the Croatia Rally organizing committee president.
“There will be food, concerts, socializing with drivers, a whole range of activities. A total of 66 crews from 26 countries are arriving.
All of them, as well as a large audience, will have to sleep somewhere. Last year during the WRC, there were 4,600 arrivals and over 15,000 overnight stays, which is an increase of about 60 percent compared to other days in April.
We have rented all the hotels in Zagreb and the surrounding counties. Knowing the market, hotels would not be at this level of occupancy without the WRC,” said travel agency head Dalibor Bilić.
And finally, one interesting thing – the rally will also measure its carbon footprint – that is, the amount of CO2 consumed during the rally.
“For the race in Finland, the carbon footprint was calculated as about 4,000 tons of CO2. We expect more; if we put it in some spatial dimensions, we could fill the Zagreb Arena with that amount.”
Speaking of Arena Zagreb and its capacity, the Croatia Rally expects it could fill Arena Zagreb 16 times with the number of spectators, as about 350,000 spectators should watch the Croatia Rally live this year.
You can check out the schedule, stages, and ticket information on the Croatia Rally 2022 guide HERE.
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