III WERC Rally Championship




Important dates Open Date/Time (UTC) Close Date/Time (UTC)
Sign-Up 08/03/2020 – 12:00 Late registration: Open
Publication list of participants 04/04/2020
Test period: 27/03/2020 – 12:00 04/04/2020 – 12:00
Location Series** Open Date/Time (UTC) Close Date/Time (UTC)
ARGENTINA: Gravel Phase 1 20/04/2020 – 12:00 27/04/2020 – 12:00
FINLAND*: Gravel Phase 1 27/04/2020 – 12:00 04/05/2020 – 12:00
USA: Gravel Phase 1 11/05/2020 – 12:00 18/05/2020 – 12:00
GREECE*: Gravel Phase 1 01/06/2020 – 12:00 08/06/2020 – 12:00
MONTE-CARLO: Tarmac 15/06/2020 – 12:00 22/06/2020 – 12:00
POLAND: 06/07/2020 – 12:00 13/07/2020 – 12:00
SPAIN: Tarmac 27/07/2020 – 12:00 03/08/2020 – 12:00
SWEDEN*: 10/08/2020 – 12:00 17/08/2020 – 12:00
GERMANY*: Tarmac 31/08/2020 – 12:00 07/09/2020 – 12:00
NEW ZEALAND: Gravel Phase 2 21/09/2020 – 12:00 28/09/2020 – 12:00
SCOTLAND*: Gravel Phase 2 05/10/2020 – 12:00 12/10/2020 – 12:00
AUSTRALIA: Gravel Phase 2 26/10/2020 – 12:00 02/11/2020 – 12:00
WALES*: Gravel Phase 2 16/11/2020 – 12:00 23/11/2020 – 12:00

*DLC necessary for this rallies

**WERC 2020 season will have 3 series’ champions: Gravel Phase 1, Tarmac and Gravel Phase 2. There is only ONE World Champion at the end of the season. Winners of the series might be promoted to a better category/division and invited to WERC Race Of Champions (WEROC).

General Information

***All this info can be find in the Rulebook of the championship.

The III WERC Rally Championship consists in:
– 13 rallies with 9 stages each one.
– 3 categories and 4 divisions: R5 [WERC 1st division & WERC 2nd division], R4 [WERC 3rd division] and R2 [WERC Junior division].
– Every round will be opened for one week (starting and finishing at 12:00pm UTC on Mondays).
– Standings will be available in WERC website 48h after the end of every rally.
– It is a multi-platform championship (PS4, PC and XB1).

The 9 stages are spread over a day with varying weather conditions, beginning with early morning stages and ending with night stages. There is also a Power Stage as 9th stage. Each rally includes a shakedown to test your car settings.

A total number of 13 rallies of a unique competitive experience, only the results of 11 of them will be taken into account for the final standings of the World Championship.

Team Championship

The III WERC Rally Team Championship allows the registration of official teams.

Team Requirements

The following are the rules which all teams have to follow:

Article 1.7.1Minimum number of members of the team is 1 driver.

Article 1.7.2Maximum number of 6 drivers, with a maximum of 3 drivers within each cup.

Article 1.7.3 – Al drivers of the same team MUST choose the SAME car within the same cup.

Article 1.7.4ONLY the first 2 drivers of a team in each rally and each cup will get points for the World eRally Team Championship.

Test – Tier Allocation:

The test will be done before the start of the championship
– 3 events (AUSTRALIA, SPAIN and ARGENTINA), with 3 stages each to set your times according to the calendar.
– The mandatory car for the test will be the
Ford Fiesta R5.
– The final result of the test is the sum of the 3 events. The results of the test will decide in which of the low divisions a driver is placed. The final results list will be divided in a similar number of participants in each division.
– Each event of the test will be open 3 days.
– Join TEST Club-> DiRT Rally 2.0 – WERC Rally Championship Test Club

*Members of an official team can choose the division. However, they must run the same Test events that others ran before the season in order to be sure they have the skills required.

*As well as for the main championship, drivers can use their own setup.

TEST Calendar:

Important dates Open Date/Time (UTC) Close Date/Time (UTC)
AUSTRALIA: 26/03/2020 – 12:00 29/03/2020 – 12:00
SPAIN: 29/03/2020 – 12:00 01/04/2020 – 12:00
ARGENTINA: 01/04/2020 – 12:00 04/04/2020 – 12:00

Annex 1: Shortcuts and cutting corners

Drivers have to send us their videos of 2 stages after every rally. Always stage 4 and stage 9. Those videos can be sent by a link to any platform (for example, Youtube, Twitch . . .) in the specific channel of our Discord server.

Video is mandatory if you finish in Top 5 of your division and in addition, 5 drivers will be chosen randomly after every rally. Organisers will post a message in Discord tagging all drivers involved and they will have 48h to submit their videos.

* It helps to check track limits, if the camera is chase cam.

Stage’s videos have to be sent before 48h after the end of the rally, i.e, from Mondays at 12:00h UTC to Wednesdays at 12:00h UTC. If the video has not been sent the driver will have a penalty.

2 wheels must be inside track limits all the time, unless the co-driver says “cut”, then you can cut. Stewards will investigate every action and they will apply the proper penalty. All penalties will be published on Friday and drivers have until Saturday at 23:59h UTC to appeal.