Win a WRC scholarship from your living room

Are you from the US or Canada? The FIA's #RallyAtHome Challenge is your key to a potential WRC career

Dylan Noelis

The road to the World Rally Championship starts here. If you’re an American or Canadian national, what are you waiting for?

Apart from DirtFish (obviously), FIA Rally Star is the only other website you need to be busy with right now. It could the key to changing your life. Four years on from now, it could be you fighting for the 2026 WRC2 title.

All you have to do is grab your PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One or Xbox X/S, load up WRC9 (as if you haven’t already…), register for one of – or all four of – the #RallyAtHome Challenges and set the fastest time on a previously unseen stage.

Do that and you’ve booked your place at the FIA Rally Star Continental Final.

FIA Rallye Star 2022 / Estering

Win that and you’re one of seven drivers engaged in the 2023 training season. From there you could be looking at two years in the Junior WRC and, if you’re the best of the best, a shot at that WRC2 crown.

Wouldn’t that be the best 10 bucks you’d ever spent?

The first North American #RallyAtHome Challenge (it’s actually labeled #RAH Challenge 18 by the FIA) starts at 6pm EDT / 3pm PDT August 26 and runs until 5:59pm EDT / 2:59pm PDT on September 4.

Once you’re done downloading the content, you get to drive a Ford Fiesta Rally3 down the stage 100 times to familiarise yourself.

Then it’s the big five. You have five attempts at the stage with your fastest time counting in the competition.

Don’t win #RAH Challenge 18? Try again on the next one. They will run September 10-18; September 24 – October 2 and October 8-16.

The winner of each #RAH Challenge is guaranteed a place (with travel covered by the FIA) in December’s Continental Final.

Words:David Evans

Photography:Red Bull, FIA