One of the world’s most popular car rally, the World Rally Championship, could hit the streets of Croatia next year, according to a report by the Croatian Auto and Carting Association. The top man of the sport, Oliver Ciesla, visited Zagreb this week and apparently offered a stage of the famous race to Croatia.
Start your engines as the second most watched racing sport in the world, after Formula 1, could be screeching around the streets of Croatia this October. According to the reports Ciesla spoke to potential organisers, the City of Zagreb and the President and Secretary of the Croatian Auto and Carting Association. And after the meeting the City of Zagreb announced that they fully supported the project and would welcome an event that would attract around 80 million fans.
"After seven years of talks about hosting the WRC in Croatia, we have an official offer to make a final check, after which the doors to WRC's is open. The importance of this event for Croatia is also shown with the support of the Croatian Government, the City of Zagreb and other institutions. Thanks to the Mayor, our organizing team and of course the WRC promoter for the specific offer. There are a lot of agreements ahead, but we are on the right track,” said Davorin Štetner, the President of the Croatian Auto and Carting Association.