The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres has been confirmed as a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The prestigious event will take place on August 7-8, the racing taking place on Friday evening on a course constructed using sections of the street race track and new gravel sections in the adjacent hippodrome. The FIA World Rallycross Championship will feature as a major new attraction in the event which takes place each August at Trois-Rivieres in Quebec and attracts more than 100,000 spectators over a three-day festival.
“Confirming the first of our events outside Europe is a major step in laying out the framework of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and I’m delighted that we will be a major new feature in such a well established and successful event as the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. We have had an amazing year, including being voted ‘European Race Series of the Year’, and look forward to getting to work with our new promoters to continue that momentum as we launch Rallycross RX on the world stage in 2014,” said Martin Anayi, Managing Director of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres was founded in 1967 when members of the local motor club were inspired by the Monaco Grand Prix to organise a race on the streets of Trois-Rivieres. In recent years the Grand Prix has become heavily involved with the community of Trois-Rivieres, offering an excellent show, activities for the whole family and helping social causes.
The full calendar for the FIA World Rallycross Championship will be published after next week’s FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris.
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