2012 WRC Academy draft calendar released

The draft calendar of the 2012 FIA WRC Academy Cup has been released today and will feature six European rounds of the 2012 WRC Calendar. The events the WRC Academy Class of 2012 will contest are:
Rally de Portugal (29 March – 1 April)
Acropolis Rally (25 – 27 May)
Rally Finland (2 – 5 August)
Rallye Deutschland (24 – 26 August)
Rallye de France (4 – 7 October)
Rally de España (1 – 4 November)

Four events from the 2011 season return for 2012 alongside two new rallies: Acropolis Rally and Rally de España. From this week, competitors interested in the 2012 WRC Academy can register their interest by emailing katie.traxton@northonesport.com.

As the battle to win this year’s €500,000 scholarship still rages heading into the final round at Wales Rally GB, WRC Academy Principal Marc de Jong anticipates a showstopping finale to one season as we look ahead to the next: “The heat is rising as the crews prepare for Wales Rally GB. However, while this year’s competition reaches its climax, we are now also looking ahead to the second season of the WRC Academy. The 2012 WRC Academy draft calendar has now been announced, so that the future stars of the WRC can start their preparation for next season. While some of the Class of 2011 will be back more determined than ever to fight for the €500,000 scholarship up for grabs, we will also be welcoming new talent to take them on, on six events across Europe. Once more the Ford Fiesta will be the weapon of choice and the rules and regulations will remain similar to 2011.”
-Credit: www.wrc.com.