Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Both the WRC and F1 GP have confirmed their calendars for the 2012 season.

The WRC calendar will start with the classic Monte Carlo stage and, for the first time since 2005, will finish in Spain instead of Wales (Rally GB will be held in September). It is a very Eurocentric schedule, with only 3 of the 13 events being held outside of Europe - Mexico, Argentina and New Zealand.

The F1 GP calendar is similar to the 2011 season. Melbourne opens the season again. Korea gets its third bite of the F1 cherry and India is confirmed, despite the time taken to get confirmed this year. Bahrain is back on the calendar, though you'd assume that is still dependant upon what's going on there. The new addition is the Circuit of the Americas event in Austin, Texas, in November. The V8 Supercars will also be making a trip to the same circuit.

So start planning your leave.