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African Rally Championship

SEASON 2023

African Rally Championship

With an all-gravel calendar made up of events in the Sub-Sahara region, the FIA African Rally Championship (ARC) enjoys the enthusiastic support of many of the continent’s ASNs.

Since its launch in 1981, the ARC has provided spectacular imagery due to the rallies taking place amid stunning landscapes.

Boosted by Kenya’s return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2021, the ARC continues to grow in strength and stature following two years of disruption caused by the global health pandemic. A seven-round calendar is planned for 2023.

Rally2, Rally3, Rally4 and Rally5 cars can take part on ARC events and score points. In addition, eligible Group N4 and R4 cars are permitted for use in the FIA ARC2 category, while eligible T4 Cross-Country cars can compete on events in a separate T4 class. 

Rally cars homologated by Motorsport South Africa can also be used on ARC events with their drivers eligible for points. Meanwhile, FIA Junior ARC is for drivers 28 and under on January 1, 2023, entered in any permitted car.

Titles up for grabs

*FIA African Rally Championship for Drivers

*FIA African Rally Championship for Co-Drivers

*FIA ARC2 Championship for Drivers

*FIA ARC2 Championship for Co-Drivers

*FIA ARC3 Championship for Drivers

*FIA ARC3 Championship for Co-Drivers

*FIA ARC4 Championship for Drivers

*FIA ARC4 Championship for Co-Drivers

*FIA Junior ARC Championship for Drivers

What’s new for 2023?

*South African William Louw appointed ARC Co-Ordinator and will combine his new duties with his existing job as FIA Safety Delegate for the ARC 

*Rallye International du Burundi joins the ARC schedule after running as a candidate event in 2022

*FIA ARC Junior is renamed FIA Junior ARC to bring consistency with the FIA World Rally Championship’s young driver category, the FIA Junior WRC Championship

More information:

Click HERE for the Sporting Regulations and click HERE for the official ARC Facebook page

Sport competitions

24
Feb
26
Feb
Rallye Côte d'Ivoire Bandama
CI
CIV
05
May
07
May
Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally
UG
UGA
21
Jul
23
Jul
Tanzania Rally
i
TZ
TZA
Subject to the ASN's confirmation
18
Aug
20
Aug
Rallye International du Burundi
BI
BDI
22
Sep
24
Sep
Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Rally
RW
RWA
20
Oct
22
Oct
Zambia International Rally
ZM
ZMB

To be announced

TBA
Equator Rally Kenya
KE
KEN