FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

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FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
Category Rally raid
Country International
Inaugural season 1999
Drivers' champion Chile Pablo Quintanilla
Makes' champion KTM
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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]

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".


Season Driver (moto)[2]
World Cup
1999 France Thierry Magnaldi
2000 Italy Fabrizio Meoni
2001 Chile Carlo de Gavardo
2002 France Richard Sainct
World Championship
2003 France Cyril Despres (KTM)
2004 Norway Pål Anders Ullevålseter (KTM)
2005 Spain Marc Coma (KTM)
2006 Spain Marc Coma (KTM)
2007 Spain Marc Coma (KTM)
2008 Poland Marek Dabrowski (KTM)
2009 France Cyril Despres (KTM)
2010 Spain Marc Coma (KTM)
2011 Portugal Hélder Rodrigues (Yamaha)
2012 Spain Marc Coma (KTM)
2013 Portugal Paulo Gonçalves (Honda)
2014 Spain Marc Coma (KTM)
2015 Austria Matthias Walkner (KTM)
2016 Chile Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna)
2017 Chile Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna)


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