FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

The FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship is the premier championship of Rally raid racing, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), since 1999 (from 1999 and 2002 as World Cup). Asides the main championship, there are World Cups for the following categories: Quads, Women, Junior, and over 450 cc.[1]

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
CategoryRally raid
CountryInternational
Inaugural season1999
Drivers' championUnited Kingdom Sam Sunderland (moto) (2019)
Poland Rafał Sonik (quad) (2019)
Makes' championKTM (moto)
Yamaha (quad)
Official websiteOfficial website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Cross-Country Rallies World Championship was contested for the first time in 1999. It was organized by FIM with the aim joining in a unique calendar the numerous cross-country rallies disputed all over the world in a totally uncoordinated way. The trophy awarded in early seasons was a simple "world cup" , but the large participation of drivers since the first edition pushed the FIM to set up a few years later a real "world championship".

A separate competition exists for "baja" style rally raids called the FIM Bajas World Cup.

WinnersEdit

Season Rider (moto)[2] Rider (quad)[3]
World Cup
1999   Thierry Magnaldi N/A
2000   Fabrizio Meoni N/A
2001   Carlo de Gavardo N/A
2002   Richard Sainct N/A
World Championship
2003   Cyril Despres (KTM) N/A
2004   Pål Anders Ullevålseter (KTM) N/A
2005   Marc Coma (KTM)   Ricardo Leal Dos Santos (Yamaha)
2006   Marc Coma (KTM)   Cristophe Declerck (KTM)
2007   Marc Coma (KTM)   Sebastian Husseini (Suzuki)
2008   Marek Dabrowski (KTM)   Karim Dilou (Yamaha)
2009   Cyril Despres (KTM)   Lionel Laine (KTM)
2010   Marc Coma (KTM)   Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2011   Hélder Rodrigues (Yamaha)   Dmitry Pavlov (Honda)
2012   Marc Coma (KTM)   Łukasz Łaskawiec (Yamaha)
2013   Paulo Gonçalves (Honda)   Rafał Sonik (Honda)
2014   Marc Coma (KTM)   Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2015   Matthias Walkner (KTM)   Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2016   Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna)   Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2017   Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna)   Kees Koolen (Barren)
2018   Toby Price (KTM)   Aleksandr Maksimov (Yamaha)
2019   Sam Sunderland (KTM)   Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.desafioruta40.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CC-Regulations-FIM-2013-ENG.pdf FIM CCWC Regulations
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.fim-live.com/en/sport/sport/quads-cross-country-rallies/

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