|New events rotated in, old out||Initially, three events were rotated in, all which had been part of the WRC in one form or another earlier. New Zealand replaces Australia, new-form asphalt round in Japan replaces Corsica and new-format Kenya (Safari) replaces Catalunya.|
During the season, due to Covid-19 pandemic, calendar got changed almost completely with cancellations of Argentina, Portugal, Kenya (Safari), Finland, New Zealand, Deutschland, Great Britain and Japan. New events that replaced these were Estonia, Belgium and Monza.
|WRC2 and WRC3||For 2020 season, former WRC 2 Pro for professional drivers was renamed as WRC 2 and same category for amateur drivers, formerly known as WRC 2, was renamed as WRC 3. This is somewhat confusing as previous WRC 3 was for lower category cars and now that championship ceased to exist.|