Chris Hoy, John McGuinness, Ken Block, Poland, NEZ at Vilkcai, World RX & more.

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14 August    The Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy announces that Sir Chris Hoy and John McGuinness will each drive in thew series this year. Hoy, who raced in World RX last year for his Dream Jobs TV series, is slated to drive in the series opener at Lydden Hill on 30-31 August. Isle of Man TT legend McGuinness is due to race at Knockhill on 26-27 September. This will be McGuinness’ first competitive outing in a car. Each will race a Citroen C4 Supercar owned by Pat Doran.


14 August    Danish star Ulrik Linnemann is scheduled to make his first appearance of the year on home ground at Nysum when the RallyX Nordic series visits for its third weekend of racing on 4-6 September. The winner at Nysum in 2018, Linnemann will be aiming high when he finally gives his new Ford Fiesta Supercar its competitive debut.  “It’ll be a lot of fun to come back to RallyX Nordic and I’m looking forward to fighting with the other Supercar drivers again. It will be interesting to measure the performance of the Fiesta against the other cars in the field. I’ve only tested it a couple of times so far, but it drives really well so I’m hopeful of being in the mix for the podium,” he said.

Rallycross World | Ulrik Linnemann, RallyX Nordic, Nysum

15-16 August    Vilkycai in Lithuania is the stage for a Baltic Cup and NEZ event that includes Lithuanian and Latvian Championships. The event win is taken by Paulius Pleskovas driving a Ford Focus MkIII. Elsewhere in the event the visting Latvians are highly sucessful, Juris Spikis winning the Super1600 category on each day while Ronalds Baldins collected a pair of Crosskart victories.

Rallycross World | Paulius Pleskovas, Vilkycai

15-16 August    The first round in the Polish Rallyross Championship takes place at Slomczyn where the CEZ series is also present, bringing with it a group of Czech racers. The event takes place in the wake of a split between the series promoter and the Polish ASN the PZM. “The promoter of the Oponeo Polish Rallycross Championship does not share the position of the Polish Motor Association on the possibility of safe organization of the rounds of the cycle. Due to this and other discrepancies, the promoter decided to terminate the contract on entrusting the promotion and organization of rallycross and autocross competitions,” said a statement from the promoter which maintained its financial backing of the first event. The Supercar section of the event was won by Zbigniew Staniszewski (Ford Fiesta) who gained the advantage at the start of the final having been worked hard in the qualifiers by Jakub Przygonski (Peugeot 208). Marcin Wicik (Ford Focus) also got ahead of Przygonski at the start of the final and managed to hold on to second place until the end. Roman Castoral won the Supernational final and Lukas Swiatkowski won the rear-wheel drive class. The Super1600 win was collected by Jan Cerny ahead of Radek Raczkowksi.

Rallycross World | Polish Rallycross, Slomczyn, Jakub Przygonski, Zbigniew Staniszewski

17 August   Oliver Eriksson is named as the official test driver for the new FIA eRX2 championship. Initial testing has  been conducted at Spain’s Circuit Calafat, but double RX2 champion Eriksson will soon be putting the car through its paces at a variety of international rallycross tracks. The final car is set to be officially presented towards the end of this year. Eriksson will race in the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar this year, the livery for his 2020 Ford Fiesta revealed in the video below.

Rallycross World | Oliver Eriksson

19 August    On the eve of the opening rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Sweden Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta ERX is revealed as Projekt E runners get a shakedown at Holjes.

Rallycross World | Ken Block, Projekt E, World RX, Holjes

Calendar    It’s all about the start of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this week. Rounds one and two take place at Holjes, behind closed doors but with free livestreams from the World RX Facebook and YouTube channels. 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.

And this sweet little video from Rallikross Est, the Estonian Rallycross Championship featuring round three at Piiroja.

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