8 February Holten Motorsport test its new Projekt E car for the first time at Vikedal Motorbane in Norway. The Projekt E series, the first championship for electric rallycross cars, will begin at Spa-Francorchamps in May.
10 February The calendar for the German Rallycross Championship Deutschen Rallycross-Meisterschaft ‘DRX’ is published. The five event schedule starts at Valkenswaard in Holland and ends at Melk in Austria. Between the two away events the series will visit Buxtehude, Grundau and Schluchtern. DRX 2020: 1, 18-19 April – Valkenswaard (NLD); 2, 09-10 May – Buxtehude (DEU); 3, 30-31 May – Grundau (DEU); 4, 28-30 August – Schluchtern (DEU); 5, 19-20 September – Melk (AUT).
11 February Oliver Eriksson will make his last scheduled appearance in a Supercar Lites at the RallyX on Ice event that will run as part of the SM-veckan at Lulea next month. Eriksson (21) has won the RX2 title in 2018 and 2019 and has amassed a further five victories and 14 podium placings in Lites machinery. “It’s strange to think this will be my last appearance in Supercar Lites. I have to say, it’s been a hell of a ride – and far more than I could ever have expected! I’ve learned so much along the way, and in terms of preparing drivers to step up to Supercar level, you honestly couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Eriksson. Eriksson will race with the family OMSE squad in the RallyX on Ice event where his teammates will be Martin Enlund and Jesse Kallio. There is no firm indication of Eriksson’s plans for the 2020 season. * Simon Olofsson and Lars Erik Haug have also confirmed Supercar Lites campaigns in RallyX Nordic this week.
12 February Chatearoux which will host the fourth round of Rallycross France in June has got approval for improvements to the venue. Immediately the track will get a complete repair in readiness for this year’s event. The work will include a modification to the Joker Lap and improvements in the paddock. After the 2020 event the track will be extended in time for the 2021 season.
13 February Rallicross SM, the Finnish Rallycross Championship, will be broadcast by MTV in Finland this year. Each round will be covered by a 30-minute highlight show that will be published on YouTube after the initial domestic broadcast. The five-event series starts at Jalasjarvi on 30 May.« Previous Post Next Post »