The World Rally Championship is the highest level of global competition in rallying. It is owned and governed by the FIA. The series consists of 12 rally events on all sorts of surfaces.
We will review this year’s championship and the current WRC standings by driver and the total points.
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WRC Standings Explained
The driver that finishes with the most points at the end of the WRC season is given the championship. However, there are multiple championships going on within the WRC season. Along with drivers, co-drivers, teams and manufacturers all have a respective championship.
Points are given at the end of each rally to the top-10 drivers and co-drivers. 10 points are awarded to first place, 18 to second place, 15 for third place to round out the podium. 12 points are given to fourth, 10 to fifth, eight to sixth, six to seventh, four for eighth, two to ninth and one to tenth.
WRC Season Explained
The season is 12 events long over the span of almost 11 months. The driver with the most points at the conclusion of the season is awarded the championship.