21 January Race of Champions announces that it will run its next event at Pite Havsbad in the north of Sweden. Scheduled for January 2022, the event is planned to be run on a frozen area of the Baltic sea with the organisers committing to run the event in safe conditions even if the COVID pandemic and its associated restrictions continue. ROC has agreed a long-term agreement to run a snow and ice event at Pite Havsbad with the venue remaining in place after the event for commercial use. The event plans “…to include some of the most exciting electric race cars in competition on the road to being a fully sustainable and carbon-neutral event.” To launch the event Johan Kristoffersson drove an RX2 car on a frozen venue.
22 January The new FIA RX2e championship opens its registration process. Restricted to a maximum of 20 places in its first season, RX2e is an ‘arrive-and-drive’ series for one-make electric racecars. The championship will run at six World RX events in 2021, beginning at round one at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
24 January JB Dubourg and DA Racing-Renault-Motul continued their strong campaign in the Trophee Andros with another event win on day one at Lans-en-Vercors. Dubourg maintained his lead in the championship while the team remains at the head of the teams’ series. Gerald Fontanel, racing the Renault Zoe in the Elite category, also continued his excellent run of results and remains the leader of the class championship. Nathanael Berthon won the second day of racing at Lans-en-Vercors, Nicolas Prost repeating his second place from the previous day. The series concludes at Val-Thorens this weekend.
25 January The ACI Sport Italian Rallycross Championship, RX Italia, has published a revised calendar in which Castelletto replaces Adria as the venue for round six which also forms a round of the CEZ series. Castelletto’s previous slot in the calendar for round five remains vacant at the moment. Adria has withdrawn from the series because renovation work at the venue is not yet complete. Round two and the final event each move back one week from the their original dates.
26 January Rallycross France reports that the organiser of the opening round of the 2021 championship at Lessay has requested a postponement of its event. There is no indication of a new date at the moment.
2021 season Our guide to rallycross events for the 2021 season is at the link below. We will keep this as up to date as possible and add further dates and events as details become available. We hope that everyone has the chance to get out there and see some rallycross this year.« Previous Post Next Post »