Estonia reschedules. RallyX Nordic takes Holjes ‘magic weekend’. World RX of France cancelled.

Seven days in rallycross 27 May

by Rallycross World |

21 May    Eesti Rallikross announces a five event schedule running from July to October for the Estonian Rallycross Championship (see image below). It also confirms a three round Baltic Cup series which will start at Riga in Latvia on 4 July, move to Vilkycia in Lithuania on 15 August and run alongside the Estonian event at Kehala on 12 September.

Rallycross World | Estonian Rallycross Eesti Rallikross

21 May    RallyX Nordic announces an event to take place on the Holjes ‘Magic Weekend’ at the start of July. The Swedish World RX event due to take place in Holjes on that weekend is postponed to August 20-23. RallyX Nordic says it will run the first two rounds of its championship – postponed from May – on the July weekend. The event will be run behind closed doors and live-streamed. Round one of the championship will be run on Thursday 2 July and the second event on Saturday and Sunday 4-5 July. Friday 3 July is “set aside for behind-the-scenes stories, interaction with fans and driver interviews”. “We are thrilled to officially announce the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend at Höljes, and the belated start to the 2020 rallycross season! A tremendous amount of planning and hard work has gone into putting this event together from all sides – particularly when faced with the challenge of continuously shifting goalposts in light of the current situation,” said series boss Jan-Erik Steen.

Rallycross World | RallyX Nordic Holjes

21 May     World RX of France is cancelled. A statement from the FIA World Rallycross Championship said: “In light of continued health concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the organiser of the Bretagne World Rallycross of France at Loheac, scheduled to take place on 5-6 September, has taken the decision to cancel the event, with the health and safety of everyone involved remaining the priority. A number of options were explored in the hopes of moving forward with this event, but unfortunately it was not logistically possible to do so, and it has not been possible to secure an alternative date later in the year.” Mass gatherings are prohibited in France until the end of August and it is understood that planning an event so soon after the end of that ban proved impossible for the Rallycross de Loheac.

Rallycross World | World RX, Loheac

27 May    World RX has announced a raft of drivers for the first of it’s multi-round Esports Series. The first of four scheduled events takes place on 31 May using Yas Marina Circuit in the DiRT 2.0 game. A range of World RX regulars will race against drivers from other disciplines and among those so far announced are Australian Supercars racers Shane Van Gisbergen and Scott Pye, GT racers Tom Blomqvist and Kelvin van Der Linde, WTCR racer Esteban Guerrieri and drifter Tessa Whittock.

Calendar    We are doing the best to keep our calendar of events and where you can watch rallycross in 2020 up to date for you. This week the Finnish ASN, the AKK, has approved the start of some events from 1 June, but its ‘value’ championships will not start before 31 July, so the Rallicross SM at Kaanaa on 1 August may be able to go ahead. Motorsport UK, the British ASN, has announced that motor sport in the UK can restart from 4 July and has published detailed guidelines on how organisers should adapt to be able to run events. The 5 Nations BRX was due to visit Mondello Park in Ireland on 18-19 July with the next event in Britain scheduled to be Lydden’s August Bank Holiday August 30-31. Before that we’ve found you some video from Finland in 2019 and Britain in 2018.

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