Four round series shapes up for upcoming season.
The FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship calendar has been revealed for 2019, confirming four rallies will take place between March and October.
The series will kick off with the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in the United Arab Emirates on 30 March-4 April, before heading to Russia, Mongolia and China for the Silk Way Rally on 6-16 July.
The championship will recommence in Chile on 1-7 September for the Atacama Rally, followed by the season-finale Rally du Maroc in Morocco, pencilled in for 3-9 October.
In 2018, Australian Toby Price (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) emerged victorious to lift the crown, adding to his list of achievements that include winning the Dakar Rally in 2016.
2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship calendar:
Rd1 – 30 March-4 April – Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, United Arab Emirates
Rd2 – 6-16 July – Silk Way Rally, Russia-Mongolia-China
Rd3 – 1-7 September – Atacama Rally, Chile
Rd4 – 3-9 October – Rally du Maroc, Morocco