FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

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FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
Category Rally raid
CountryInternational
Inaugural season1999
Drivers' champion Flag of Australia (converted).svg Toby Price (moto) (2018)
Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Maksimov (quad) (2018)
Makes' champion KTM (moto)
Yamaha (quad)
Official website Official website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

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]

Rally raid

Rally raid, also known as cross-country rallying, is a form of long distance off-road racing that takes place over several days. Each day may require traveling up to 900 kilometres (560 mi). The length of the event can be 3–15 days. Examples of rally raid races include the Dakar Rally, Africa Eco Race, Silk Way Rally, Budapest-Bamako, TransAnatolia Rally Raid, Hellas Rally Raid in Greece, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Borneo Rally Raid, Baja Aragón, Raid De Himalaya, and Russian Baja Northern Forest.

Racing competitive activity where the goal is to complete the course as fast as possible

In sport, racing is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point. The competitors in a race try to complete a given task in the shortest amount of time. Typically this involves traversing some distance, but it can be any other task involving speed to reach a specific goal.

Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme international sport governing body

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle racing. It represents 113 national motorcycle federations that are divided into six regional continental unions.

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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.

The FIM Bajas World Cup is the premier championship of baja-style rally raid racing, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) since 2012. Along with the main world cup for 450cc, there are world cups for the following categories: Quads, Women, and Junior. Unlike the much longer cross-country rallies, cross-country bajas generally take place in 2-3 days. As is the case with rally raid events the stages are long and arduous testing the skill and endurance of the riders.

Winners

SeasonRider (moto) [2] Rider (quad) [3]
World Cup
1999 Flag of France.svg Thierry Magnaldi N/A
2000 Flag of Italy.svg Fabrizio Meoni N/A
2001 Flag of Chile.svg Carlo de Gavardo N/A
2002 Flag of France.svg Richard Sainct N/A
World Championship
2003 Flag of France.svg Cyril Despres (KTM)N/A
2004 Flag of Norway.svg Pål Anders Ullevålseter (KTM)N/A
2005 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Coma (KTM) Flag of Portugal.svg Ricardo Leal Dos Santos (Yamaha)
2006 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Coma (KTM) Flag of France.svg Cristophe Declerck (KTM)
2007 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Coma (KTM) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sebastian Husseini (Suzuki)
2008 Flag of Poland.svg Marek Dabrowski (KTM) Flag of Tunisia.svg Karim Dilou (Yamaha)
2009 Flag of France.svg Cyril Despres (KTM) Flag of France.svg Lionel Laine (KTM)
2010 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Coma (KTM) Flag of Poland.svg Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2011 Flag of Portugal.svg Hélder Rodrigues (Yamaha) Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Pavlov (Honda)
2012 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Coma (KTM) Flag of Poland.svg Łukasz Łaskawiec (Yamaha)
2013 Flag of Portugal.svg Paulo Gonçalves (Honda) Flag of Poland.svg Rafał Sonik (Honda)
2014 Flag of Spain.svg Marc Coma (KTM) Flag of Poland.svg Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2015 Flag of Austria.svg Matthias Walkner (KTM) Flag of Poland.svg Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2016 Flag of Chile.svg Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) Flag of Poland.svg Rafał Sonik (Yamaha)
2017 Flag of Chile.svg Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kees Koolen (Barren)
2018 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Toby Price (KTM) Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandr Maksimov (Yamaha)

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