The World Rally Championship (WRC) will be exploring a new country in 2025. Paraguay is set to join the WRC calendar next season and will host a round of the World Championship for the first time in its history.

While the official WRC calendar for 2025 is yet to be released, it has been revealed that Paraguay will become the 38th country to host a round of the World Rally Championship. The South American country will join Chile, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and Japan as the locations for rounds held outside of Europe. There are expected to be 14 rallies next year, with nine of them taking place in Europe, including a return to Spain with the Canary Islands.

The announcement was made by the President of Paraguay, Santiago Pena, who expressed his excitement about the country’s opportunity to showcase its grandeur to the world by hosting world-class events like the WRC. The rally base for the event is planned to be set up in Encarnacion, in the southern part of the country, along the Paraná River near Argentina.

This development marks a significant milestone for Paraguay, as it opens up new possibilities for the country to attract international attention and showcase its capabilities on a global stage. The inclusion of Paraguay in the WRC calendar is not only a great opportunity for the country to promote tourism and economic growth but also a chance for rally fans around the world to experience a new and exciting destination for the sport.

As the WRC continues to expand its reach and explore new territories, the addition of Paraguay to the calendar signifies a growing interest and enthusiasm for rally racing in different parts of the world. It highlights the universal appeal of the sport and its ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds and cultures in celebration of speed, skill, and adrenaline.

Overall, the news of Paraguay joining the WRC calendar in 2025 is a positive development for the sport and the country, promising an exciting new chapter in the history of rally racing and opening up opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and collaboration on an international level.