• Eight rounds at seven venues will make a choice 2021 title war
  • Barcelona curtain-raiser to undertake new evening format
  • Höljes moves to August slot in hope of welcoming followers
  • Standard Portuguese circuit Montalegre to stage season finale

The FIA World Rallycross Championship has this day issued a revised schedule for its 2021 campaign, that will now originate in Barcelona and incorporate eight rounds across seven events throughout Europe, concluding at Montalegre in Portugal.

The challenges of the continuing pandemic maintain required Rallycross Promoter GmbH to undertake a flexible and agile capability to acknowledge an ever-altering global peril. Following finish consultation with occasion organisers and the linked authorities in every of the host international locations, an as a lot as this point calendar has been place apart collectively that now not only visits about a of the very best rallycross tracks within the arena, but additionally maximises the chance of welcoming followers on-residing where likely.

The action will originate in Spain at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 23-24 July, with a Friday/Saturday evening format for the season curtain-raiser. This is in a position to per chance maybe also be followed in fast succession by a double-header at Germany’s Nürburgring (31 July – 1 August), nestled within the forests of the Eifel mountains. A new addition to the World RX schedule, the rallycross track will likely be basically basically based entirely across the Müllenbachschleife amphitheatre portion of the neatly-known circuit.

The racing will then transfer on to 1 of the discipline’s most iconic venues – Höljes in Sweden on 20-22 August. In the origin slated to employ situation seven weeks earlier, the occasion has been delayed within the hope of being in a jam to accommodate a little collection of followers. Two weeks later, the championship will budge to yet any other rallycross celebrated – Lohéac in France on 3-5 September.

The next stay will likely be in Latvia at Riga’s Biķernieki National Sports spoiled on 18-19 September, forward of drivers and groups budge wheel-to-wheel at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on 9-10 October. The legendary Ardennes circuit staged its inaugural World RX flow weekend in 2019, straight a hit the hearts of rivals and followers alike.

The closing round of the campaign will employ situation on 23-24 October at Portugal’s historical Montalegre track, positioned excessive up within the Vila Exact mountains. A staple on the World Championship calendar from 2014 to 2018, Montalegre – whose undulating structure and unpredictable climate has produced many breathtaking battles over time – makes a welcome return this season.

Montalegre replaces Hell in Norway, which has unfortunately needed to be cancelled this season. Earnest efforts had been made by all parties to realize a resolution, but strict border restrictions and the inability of an acceptable alternative date made it very unlikely to employ care of the occasion in 2021.

Arne Dirks, Executive Director, Rallycross Promoter GmbH, talked about:

“All of us acknowledge the certain pattern over the summer of the pandemic in Europe. That’s why, after having liaised carefully with our key stakeholders, we now maintain taken the deliberate resolution to lengthen the originate of the campaign within the hope of being in a jam to commence the gates to followers at as many rounds as is probably going and stable, and maintain assembled what we possess is an irresistible blend of iconic rallycross tracks and instruct of the art neatly-liked venues. We are assured we now maintain got the very best likely World RX calendar for 2021.

“In an effort to substantiate the return of Montalegre – a circuit that has continuously been a fan-celebrated and never fails to give World RX a warm welcome – isn’t very likely knowledge for all concerned, and even as we’re obviously upset now not so as to flow in Norway this year as a result of continuing issues linked to the pandemic, we’re certain we can look Hell encourage on the calendar at some point as World RX races into a knowing new generation.”

Gyarfas Olah, FIA Off-Boulevard Commission President, talked about:

“We are assured we now maintain got the closing shape of the 2021 World RX calendar, and we’d are desperate to thank the promoter and the organisers for his or her flexibility and reactivity in these pandemic circumstances. We are chuffed to encompass Montalegre for the finale in a compelling blend of former and contemporary venues for 2021.”

Morgan Östlund, Frequent Supervisor of Höljes RX, talked about:

“Höljes is one of the most arena’s most notorious rallycross tracks, and we’re pleased that we are going to as soon as extra host about a of the arena’s absolute perfect drivers this summer. With regard to the date replace, enthusiastic about that the followers are this type of major a part of what makes this occasion so particular, along with Rallycross Promoter, we now maintain decided to transfer the occasion encourage by about a weeks within the hope of being in a jam to welcome as a minimum about a of them trackside – regardless that there are obviously no guarantees given the most up-to-date peril and the full linked unknowns. Either manner, we’re having a scrutinize forward to a in actuality spectacular weekend of world-class rallycross leisure.”

Orlando Alves, Mayor of Montalegre, talked about:

“We are pleased and honoured to be within the 2021 World RX calendar. This return to the schedule is recognition of the fine of the Montalegre Circuit, the work and effort of the Municipality and the glory and prestige our organisation, which is amongst the very perfect authorities within the rallycross and motorsport world. We glance forward to welcoming you all in October!”

The brand new FIA RX2e Championship – the main-ever FIA electric rallycross championship – will join World RX in Spain, Germany, Sweden, France and Belgium, with Euro RX1 featuring on the bill in Sweden, France, Latvia and Belgium. Euro RX3 will contest the events in Spain, Sweden, France, Belgium and Portugal.

The entry time limit for everlasting rivals within the World Championship is 14 May per chance well per chance maybe. For everlasting rivals in RX2e, Euro RX1 and Euro RX3, entries finish on 30 May per chance well per chance maybe.

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