FIA Rally Star is a global talent detection programme organised by the FIA and its clubs.
The 2022 search for emerging talent begins in Germany. Stage 1 concluded in Estering, with 89 competitors from 22 nations chasing their dreams of becoming a WRC star of the future. The top three drivers in each group after Stage 1 progresses to Stage 2 during which they undertake a single reconnaissance run followed by two timed runs of a 2.0-kilometre test. Romet Jürgenson of Estonia was crowned the overall winner on the final day of the FIA Rally Star European Final.
The European Final is the first of six FIA Rally Star Continental Finals. Results of the Continental Finals decide six of the seven FIA Rally Star Team members for the following year. The seventh member comes from an all-female final contest of each of the six Continental Finals.
FIA Rally Star employs the XC Cross Car, a “buggy” type vehicle composed of a multitubular steel frame, a motorcycle engine (600 or 750 cubic) and BRAID's Tenrace+ 10" or Winrace A 13" diameter. This combination makes this programme the ideal for beginners that wants to become the rally driver superstars of the future.