The first edition aroused great interest in Croatia and delighted the international motorsport community. The excellent organization was awarded a new three-year contract which put Croatia on the WRC map.
The first WRC Croatia Rally dramatically finished with winner Frenchman Sebastien Ogier – and exciting races await us this year as well.
Schedule and stages: Where is WRC Croatia Rally 2022?
All locations in Croatia are known.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Shakedown Okić (9:01)
Friday, April 22, 2022
SS1: Mali Lipovec – Grdanjci 1 (8:33)
SS2: Stojdraga – Gornja Vas 1 (9:26)
SS3: Krasic – Vrskovac (10:19)
SS4: Pećurkovo brdo – Mrežnički Novaki 1 (11:32)
SS5: Mali Lipovec – Grdanjci 2 (15:05)
SS6: Stojdraga – Gornja Vas (15:58)
SS7: Krasic – Vrskovac 2 (16:51)
SS8: Pećurkovo Brdo – Mrežnički Novaki 2 (18:04)
Saturday, April 23, 2022
SS9: Kostanjevac – Petuš Vrh 1 (7:43)
SS10: Jaškovo – Mali Modruš Potok (8:419
SS11: Platak 1 (10:09)
SS12: Vinski Vrh – Duga Resa 1 (11:38)
SS13: Kostanjevac – Petruš Vrh 2 (15:16)
SS14: Jaškovo – Mali Modruš Potok 2 (16:14)
SS15: Platak 2 (17:42)
SS16: Vinski Vrh – Duga Resa 2 (19:08)
Sunday, April 24, 2022
SS17: Trakošćan – Vrbno 1 (7:18)
SS18: Zagorska Sela – Kumrovec 1 (8:38)
SS19: Trakošćan – Vrbno 2 (10:26)
SS20: Zagorska Sela – Kumrovec 2 (Power stage – 13:18)
Podij – Zagreb, Trg svetog Marka (15:30)
Croatia Rally 2022: Tickets and instructions for spectators
A special feature of this year’s WRC Croatia Rally is the organized arrival of the audience. The organizers expect around 350,000 spectators from Croatia and abroad. Tickets range from 75 to 300 kuna and can be purchased HERE.
Who will drive the WRC Croatia Rally 2022? The order of the drivers before the race
Like last year, Kalle Rovanpera arrives in Croatia as the leader in the WRC rankings. The 2022 season is the first with a new generation of hybrid cars.
WRC standings after two races (Monte Carlo and Sweden):
- Kalle Rovanpera (Toyota) 46
- Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) 32
- Sebastien Loeb (Ford) 27
- Gus Greensmith (Ford) 20
- Sebastien Ogier (Toyota) 19
- Takamoto Katsuta (Toyota) 18
- Craig Breen (Ford) 16
- Esapekka Lappi (Toyota) 15
- Andreas Mikkelsen (Škoda) 12
- Olivier Solberg (Hyundai) 8
- Ott Tanak (Hyundai) 5
- Ole Christian Veiby (Volkswagen) 4
- Elfyn Evans (Toyota) 4
- Erik Cais (Ford) 2
- Jari Huttunen (Ford) 2
- Nikolaj Grjazin (Škoda) 1
- Egon Kaur (Volkswagen) 1
- Adrien Fourmaux (Ford) 0
- Lorenzo Bertelli (Ford) 0
Which Croatian drivers are at the Croatia Rally?
The biggest Croatian hope will be Viliam Prodan, the Croatian rally champion. Last year, due to car problems, he had to finish the race early.
Rally and Croatia: What is the WRC, and how did it get to Croatia?
After Formula 1, the WRC (World Rally Championship) is the largest car race in the world. It has been held since 1973. It is estimated to be watched by more than 850 million people, and the broadcast goes to 250 TV stations worldwide.
In addition to promotion, Croatian tourism will benefit as the WRC attracts thousands of high-paying guests. Croatia Rally is also a great promotion for motorsport in Croatia.
In 2021, Croatia hosted the WRC caravan in Zagreb and its surroundings for the first time. This is due to many years of efforts of the organizers whose perseverance and effort defeated much richer countries and were given the opportunity to host this great sporting event.
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