“Its tricky mix of narrow asphalt lanes and big ditches lining the roads, allied with some stages in the dark and the potential for mixed weather, will provide plenty of thrills and spills for fans.”
The route will total 300km of special stages across asphalt with the final day of competition taking place at the iconic Spa Francorchamps circuit.
Japan had been scheduled to return to the calendar for the first time in a decadebut its reintegration into the calendar will now have to wait another year as preparations turn to 2021.
“We’re very disappointed Rally Japan will not happen this year due to the pandemic, in particular given all the hard work undertaken by the Japanese authorities, the Japanese Automobile Federation and the organising team. I thank them for that,” FIA rally director Yves Matton said of the decision.
“Belgium has a great tradition and passion for rally, evidenced by the number of Belgians in various roles – drivers, mechanics, team principal, journalists – in the WRC.
“The route will showcase the DNA of the rally as it crosses the country by linking Ypres to Spa-Francorchamps, two iconic venues of Belgian motorsport,”
Rally Estonia is scheduled to restart the WRC season next month with its first official championship round taking place on 4-6 September.
2020 WRC calendar
|Monte Carlo||23-26 January|
|Italy||29 October-1 November|