World Rally Championship set to return to Ireland

The World Rally Championship (WRC) is set to return to Ireland for the first time since 2009 as motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, is lining up Northern Ireland as a stage for the 2022 season.

British publication Motorsport News reports that the FIA World Motorsport Council has approved another 13-round WRC season, and the indications are that the inclusion of Rally Northern Ireland is a formality once Government funding is approved.

Sligo was the base for the WRC when a stage was last held on the island 13 years ago.