Ortfeldt and Ribeiro top in RX Portugal. RX2e demo for RallyX Nordic opener. New CEZ date for Slomczyn.

Seven days in rallycross 28 April

by Rallycross World |

24 April / The Estonian ASN moves the date for round of Est RX from mid May to 12-13 June. The original 15 May date will now be used as a test day.

Rallycross World | Est RX, Estonian Rallycross, Rallikross

25 April / The postponed first round of the CEZ, Polish and Czech Rallycross Championships is rescheduled. The event will now move to the 15-16 May date that was originally to have formed round two of the Polish Championship. The event remains at Slomczyn as originally planned.

rallycross World | MPRC, CEZ, Czech rallycross, Slomczyn

25 April / Oscar Ortfeldt, the Swedish racer most recently seen in RX Italia events, won the opening round of RX Portugal at Lousada. The first event of the 2021 Campeonato de Portugal de Ralicross e Kartcross season was hit by mixed weather which forced a change to the event schedule and contributed to some good racing. Defending champion Jose Lameiro (Skoda Fabia) was second to Ortfeldt’s Fiesta, Joaquim santos (Fiesta) losing the position along with the left rear suspension of his car. There were 18 starters in Super1600 where Joao Ribeiro (Skoda Fabia) led home his brother Helder (Citroen Saxo) and Jorge Machado (Citroen C2) to open the year with a win. Alexandre Borges (Semog Bravo) was best of the 29 KartCross racers and Iglesias Somohano (Kincar 600) topped the Junior entry. The National 2WD class was won by Celmo Guicho (Renault Clio) while Pedro Tiago (Citroen Saxo) won the National 1.6 final in his Citroen Saxo and the Junior win was collected by Jorge Rego’s similar car. Rewatch the livestream of the event here.

rallycross World | RX Portugal, Joao Ribeiro, Lousada, Super1600, Skoda Fabia

28 April / Official RX2e test driver Oliver Eriksson is to demonstrate an example of the new all-electric racecar at Nysumbanen in Denmark during this weekend’s RallyX Nordic season opener. While Eriksson has clocked up more miles than anyone in the new car, which has its own FIA Rallycross Championship this year, the latest group of drivers to sample it include former F1 racer Dani Clos. “For me, there is no better choice than the FIA RX2e Championship – it’s not just the future of motorsport but indeed the present. It is a wonderful project and will be very attractive for all kinds of national and international companies, as a sustainable championship that offers a way of competing while supporting the environment,” said the Spanish driver. Former RX2 champion Cyril Raymond has also recently driven the car and said: “I truly believe in rallycross’ electric future. For me, this type of car was made for this discipline, whose format is perfectly suited to showcasing and developing electric technology. Aside from the lack of noise at the start, the races will be every bit as exciting as they are currently – perhaps even more so.”

Rallycross World | RX2e, Oliver Eriksson, Calafat-6

28 April / The opening round of the Latvian Rallycross Championship and NEZ Crosskart Championship has been cancelled. There will be a training day at Riga’s Bikernieki on the 9 May race date. No replacement event has been announced yet.

Rallycross World | Latvia RX, Riga

This weekend  /  RallyX Nordic begins its 2021 season at Nysum in Denmark. The whole event will be broadcast live at tv.rallyx.se, with racing scheduled from 1120 CET on Saturday 1 May and 1000 CET on Sunday 2 May.

Rallycross World | RallyX Nordic, Nysumbanen

Our guide of where to watch rallycross in 2021 is updated regularly. We hope that everyone has the chance to get out there and see some rallycross this year.

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