16 July RallyX Nordic announces that it’s third round of the 2020 season will take place Arvika where it will join the final round of the National Championship, Rallycross-SM, on August 7-9. There will be online TV coverage of the event on a similar model to the Holjes events at the start of July, and the finals for RallyX Nordic and SM will be covered a live broadcast on SVT on the Sunday.
16 July The RX2 International Series will take place over a single weekend at Nysum in Denmark. The move has been brought about by changes to the World RX schedule and the fact that RX2 is in its final seasion before being replaced by FIA’s new electric feeder category. “Clearly we are disappointed that RX2 could not continue to support the World Championship for its final season, but our first loyalty has to be to our competitors, and the calendar complications caused by COVID-19 meant it would no longer have been financially viable for them or their sponsors – particularly in the current economic climate,” said Jan-Erik Steen, CEO of series promoter, RX Promotion. The move to Nysum means the RX2 event will take place alongside round for of the RallyX Nordic Champiopnship.
17 July Projekt E engineering partner STARD reveals a customer racing programme with Ford Performance. The Projekt E car uses STARD’s fully-electric powertrain and is the world’s first production-based electric racecar available to customer teams. STARD also confirms that the battery and its casing has passed the FIA’s stringent crash tests.
18-19 July The third and fourth rounds of Rallycross-SM, the Swedish national rallycross championship, take place at Vasteras where Micke Nilsson takes a pair of wins in the Supernational category. Filip Martinsson, Linus Bjork and Alexander Jeppsson fill the Junior podium on Saturday but on Sunday Klara Andersson fights back from fourth place on the first day to take the win and is joined on the podium by Jeppsson and Martinsson. Timmy Enlund wins the Crosskart Extreme final on Sunday and had been second to Magnus Thituson on Saturday. The 2150 finals are won by Tobias Svard and Bjorn Alvarsson on Saturday and Sunday respectively while the 2400 victories go to Simon C Carlsson and Per Berglund. Peter Fransson wins the RCH class on both days.
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Calendar Real racing has been back over the last three weekends, this weekend this weekend you can focus on events in Estonia and Latvia.We are doing the best to keep our calendar of events and where you can watch rallycross in 2020 up to date for you. Postponed and cancelled events remain shown but marked as a record of the carnage wrought on the 2020 schedule by Covid-19.