Arriving in November with the new Co-Driver mode, we’ve now seen the next WRC 9 update teased with new Rally De Portugal stages shown alongside the Pirelli Sport livery of Andreas Mikkelsen.
The Norwegian rally star was selected to take part in tyre tests for Pirelli, who will be the official supplier for the series starting from 2021, which involved him trying the new rubber in a former Citroen Racing works Citroen C3 WRC car.
But that’s not all you can see in the screenshots as it also reveals some of the new stages coming to the Rally de Portugal.
Sadly cancelled in 2020, the Portugal rally has run since 1967, and was part of the first FIA World Rally Championship in 1973. The mainly gravel terrain was set to cover 22 stages and 331.10km in 2020. In 2019, the victory went to Ott Tanak and Martin Jarveoja in their Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris WRC.
Legendary multiple winners of the event include Markku Alen and Sebastien Ogier with five wins each, Hannu Mikkola, Miki Biasion and Armindo Araujo (non WRC) on three victories, and Juha Kankkunen, Sebastien Loeb, Tommi Makinen, Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz with two successes.
So a new livery, new stages, and the online co-driver mode allowing for friendships to quickly end when your team-mate mixes up their pace notes. The update will be released in November 2020 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of WRC 9, and at a later date for the PlatStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S.
It follows the release of WRC 9 in September, and an October update adding Rally Finland special stages along with a new photo mode.
You can keep up with all the latest WRC 9 news, updates and eSports, here. Especially as December should bring an update to launch the FIA Rally Star Talent Search. Along with checking out the WRC 9 car list.
Buy WRC for the Xbox One via the Microsoft Store, the PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and the PC via the Epic Game Store. Or as a physical edition, including pre-ordering the PS5 and Switch versions ahead of their release, at Game or Amazon.