FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
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.
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".