FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship

FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
CategoryRally raid
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 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".

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


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


External links[edit]