As the name suggests, the World Rally Championship's calendart takes us across the planet. The WRC video game series matches this as well, as the full calendar has been included in them.
This didn't change with WRC Generations either, with the full 2022 calendar included. So, what is does 2022 calendar look like? We've got everything you need to know right here!
2022 WRC calendar
The 2022 calendar consists of 13 rounds across four continents. There are no rounds in neither North nor South America, but every other continent bar Antarctica is represented.
We started in Monte Carlo, the traditional curtain-raiser for WRC and crossed the world several times before ending in Japan in November.
The rounds are made up of a number of stages, with all varying between 17 and 22. Most rallies take place on gravel or tarmac, but Rally Sweden took place in the snow earlier in the year.
Changes from 2021
We've seen several changes to the calendar from last year for various reasons. It's fair to say that the WRC calendar has been in a state of flux ever since 2020.
The first change of note is the return of Rally New Zealand, which took place for the first time since 2012. It was due to return in 2020, but the pandemic put pay to that.
Rally Japan is also back after a two-year absence, and it takes the final spot on the calendar. The only American rounds on the calendar, Chile and Mexico, have both missed out in 2022, but are hoping to return in 2023.
Sadly, Rally GB won't return, as its bid for a Northern Irish event failed in the off-season.
Rally Sweden and Rally Japan gameplay videos
You can see WRC Generations' recreations of Rally Sweden and Rally Japan in official gameplay videos.
Watch WRC drivers Oliver Solberg and Takamoto Katsuta tame the new Rally1 hybrid cars, tackling a slippery snow stage Rally Sweden's and navigate narrow roads in Rally Japan.
It's not uncommon for racing game series that have official ties to a championship to include classic tracks. Both MotoGP and the Formula 1 games have done this in the past.
So, will we see this from WRC Generations? Well, WRC 10 included plenty of "Legendary" content, and Generations has plenty of Legendary cars.
This year, they're known as "bonus" rallies and are as follows:
- Rally Argentina
- Rally Chile
- Rallye Deutschland
- Rally México
- Rally Sanremo
- Tour de Corse
- Rally Turkey
- Wales Rally GB
That's 8 classic rallies that you won't see in real life, but are in WRC Generations! That brings the overall total to 21 rallies with 165 stages.