World RX Esports Catalunya to Adielsson. deJong wins iRX. Calendar updates.

Seven days in rallycross 22 April

by Rallycross World |

17 April    RallyX Nordic postpones the double-header weekend that should have opened it’s 2020 season at Holjes on 23-24 May. The postponement of the Holjes event means the series should start with a Danish double-header at Nysum on 6-7 June but, the statement from the series organiser underlines that it too remains subject to change depending on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 situation develops.

rallycross World | rallyX nordic, Holjes

18 April    The second round of the Subaru iRX All-Star series moves to Daytona where Mitchell deJong repeats his round one victory. DeJong qualified on pole for the final in which a multi-car incident in the first lap effectively denied several drivers any chance to challenge the pace-setter. A chain reaction sent James James Hinchcliffe into Conner Martell, who helped to send Andreas Bakkerud into Scott Speed. Real-world racer Christian Brooks placed second, but ten-seconds behind deJong and almost a second ahead of third placed Parker Kligerman. Speed recovered to fourth ahead of Kevin Hansen.

Rallycross World | iRacing Subaru Inivitational R2 Daytona_1

19 April    Mattias Adielsson wins the World RX Esports Invitational – Catalunya Edition. The Swedish rally driver and gamer takes victory in the event driving an Audi S1. The inaugural event, run on DiRT Rally 2.0 in partnership with Codemasters and Motorsport Games, featured 20 drivers and took place on the virtual Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the venue for the scheduled opening round of the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship which was been postponed because of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. “I put a lot of practice in to this together with Jon Armstrong but to win the whole race is just something else. It’s fantastic to have such an event and so many World RX drivers join, that made it super cool. I would like to thank my team WERT Esport for all tips and for believing in me in Esports,” said Adielsson. DiRT 2.0 World Champion Killian Dall’olmo placed second for SET Esports with Czech gamer Lukas Mateja third and head of World RX racers Kevin Abbring and Timmy Hansen.

Rallycross World | World RX Esports Catalunya, Mattias Adielsson

19 April    RX Italia stages the Italian Rallycross Championship #RXHOMEDITION using DiRT 2.0. The event is won by Filippo Bossetti. The full replay is here.

 Rallycross World | RX Italia homedition

20 April    The FIA announces that the planned electrification of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will be delayed until 2022. The delay, approved by an e-vote of the World Motor Sport Council, is another effect of the ongoing Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. “While the current situation has made it necessary to defer the switch to electric by one year to allow competitors further time to adapt and to invest, the FIA remains committed to a new horizon for World RX. This will create the most cost effective environment and demonstrate the rapidly developing performance capabilities of electric road cars in this FIA championship,” said FIA President Jean Todt.

20 April    Rallycross France announces the postponement of its Post de Run event that was originally schedule to take place on 11-12 July. 

Rallycross World | Rallycross France, Pont de Ruan

20 April    The FIA postpones the second running of the Motorsport Games event. Due to have been run at Paul Ricard and Marseille on 23-25 October, the event has been rescheduled for 22-24 October 2021. The FIA’s new off-road initiative Cross Car was to be included for the first time this year.

20 April    The Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy gives fans the chance to design a racecar livery. Returning rallycross driver Mike Sellar has provided the blank canvas of his Citroen DS3 Supercar, the only requirement to retain silver and white colours of the sponsor and to accommodate mandatory championship branding within the design. Full details are here.

Rallycross World | Mike Sellar

Calendar The Hungarian ASN has extended its ban on events until 31 May and elsewhere the German, Belgian, Dutch and Irish governments have extended various prohibitions on mass gatherings until the end of August/start of September. We are doing the best to keep our calendar of events up to date for you.

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