Ahead of the 2019 Dakar Rally, provisional dates are released for the coming FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship and FIM Bajas World Cup – Silk Way Rally included in the four round world series.
The FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship, won in 2018 by KTM Factory Racing’s Toby Price, will run a slimmed-down four round series in 2019 which will include the Silk Way Rally stretching across Russia, Mongolia and China.
Established World Championship events in Abu Dhabi, Chile and Morocco are joined by the Silk Way Rally for 2019. That means the series steps foot in the Middle East, South America and North Africa for one round apiece this season plus takes the giant leap to the Russian/Northern Asian terrain in July.
FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship:
March 30 - April 4, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, United Arab Emirates.
July 6-16, Silk Way Rally, Russia-Mongolia-China.
September 1-7, Atacama Rally, Chile.
October 3-9, Rally du Maroc, Morocco.
FIM Bajas World Cup:
March 7-9, Dubai International Baja, Dubai.
March 23-24, Baja Do Pinhal, Portugal.
July 26-28, Baja Aragon, Spain.
August 9-11, Hungarian Baja, Hungary.
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