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Seven days in rallycross 16 December

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8 December    The Estonian Rallycross Championship publishes its 2021 calendar which features six events running between May and September. The EstRX schedule is accompanied by dates for the Baltic Rallycross Cup which runs over three events in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.EST RX: 15 May Laitse Rallypark; 26 June Misso rallikrossirada; 24 July Poltsamaa Piiroja; 7 August Vasalemma rallikrossirada; 11 September Kehala Ring; 25 September Elva Kulbilohu.BRX: 10.-11 July Bikernieki (LVA); 25 July Poltsamaa (EST); 15 August Vilkyciai (LTU).

Rallycross World | EstRX, Arvo Kask

10 December     Motorsport UK, the British ASN, announces the BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship coordinator Jordine Crooks as its Volunteer of the Year. “I feel extremely honoured and shocked to have been nominated as Volunteer of the Year, let alone win it! I attended my first motorsport event at three days old and have continued to enjoy it ever since, be that as a spectator, competitor or organiser. To be able to give something back to a sport which moulded my childhood is a pleasure, and I feel extremely proud and privileged to be part of clubman motorsport. 2020 has certainly been a challenge, as it has for many, but the organisation of our events and championship has provided a welcome distraction, albeit a time-consuming one! We have seen clubs, drivers, volunteers and officials adapt to the new COVID-19 guidance to keep the sport we all love alive and I must thank Motorsport UK for their efforts in producing this guidance. All volunteers involved in motorsport are deserving of recognition, more so this year than ever, and I certainly couldn’t fullfil my role without the help of several others, thank you to all involved,” said Crooks.

Rallycross World | Jordine Crooks, BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross

16 December Ollie O’Donovan reveals plans to build a new Supercar based on the Proton Iriz. Irishman O’Donovan is aiming to race the car in British, European and World Rallycross Championship events in 2021. Based on the Proton Iriz Rally 2 [R5] car, O’Donovan’s car will be a new build specifically for rallycross and is being constructed by rallycross specialist Tony Bardy Motorsport in collaboration with Mellors Elliot Motorsport which has led the design and development of the Proton Iriz rally car. “When we built the Iriz R5 originally, we had in the back of our mind that we might like to do some rallycross, so it was a bit over-engineered in some areas from the start. We’re very excited, both Ollie and Tony have vast rallycross experience and it’s great to have a collaboration for this project to see what we can achieve together,” said Chris Mellors, Proton Motorsport Team Principal.

Rallycross World | Proton Iriz, Mellors Elliot Motorsport, RX Racing, Tony Bardy Motorsport, rallycross

O’Donovan revealed that the impetus to choose the Proton came from the desire to do something different. “The easy option would have been to buy a car from the World Championship, but we wanted to do something different, to stand out from the crowd. I’ve worked with Tony for a very long time now and he is one of the best in the business. Linking his experience of rallycross with the expertise of MEM in the cooperation we’ve put together is a hugely exciting prospect,” he said. Car builder Bardy added that getting the engine right would be critical: “The Iriz has already done lots of rallies and proved the concept, so as long as we can get comparable power from the engine to what we have now, which I’m sure we can, I see no reason why we can’t be right where we want to be,” he said.

16 December The calendar for the 2021 Czech International Rallycross Championship is published. The MMCR schedule includes six events, three of them in the Czech Republic with additional events in Poland, Austria and Slovakia.Czech Rallycross: 24-25 April Slomczyn (POL); 29-30 May Sedlcany; 26-27 June Sosnova; 31 July ‐ 01 August Sedlcany; 02-03 October Melk (AUT); 16‐17 October Slovakiaring (SVK).

Rallycross World | Czech Rallycross, MMCR, Susta

16 December    The FIA World Motor Sport Council approves a provisional calendar for the 2021 World RX season. The schedule also details the expected calendars for the FIA European Rallycross Championships and the new RX2e series. The calendar comes with the caveat that all events are subject to agreements with the new championship promoter.

This weekend     CARX and the South American Rallycross Championship concludes this weekend in Uruguay. Hopefully this is not the last event of the year as the Irish Rallycross Championship is scheduled to run at Mondello Park on 28 December.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.

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