A mainstay of the ERC for several years, the Croatia Rally had been due to run in June but moves to late September to coincide with the country hosting a meeting of the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council.
The event is famous for its slippery asphalt and big spectator following and moves to the picturesque holiday resort of Poreč for 2013 when an exciting 14-stage route over a competitive distance of 239.12 kilometres will be run.
As well as hosting the event, Poreč is the venue of the 1.7-kilometre Poreč SSS, which forms the opening and closing stages of the rally. Key facts
Starts: 17:01hrs, Thursday 26 September, Trg Slobode (Poreč Main Square)
Finishes: 17:33hrs, Saturday 28 September, Trg Slobode (Poreč Main Square)
Entries received: 80 (international rally only)
Stage distance: 239.12 kilometres (118.68 kilometres leg one, 120.44 kilometres leg two)
2012 winners: Juho Hänninen (FIN)/Mikko Markkula (FIN) ŠKODA Fabia Super 2000