World RX schedule and updates. Tohill doubles up with Irish crown.
Seven days in rallycross 15 December
by Rallycross World |
12 December / The final round of the Irish Rallycross Championship takes place at Mondello Park where Derek Tohill wins the event to take add the Irish title to the British crown already secured this year. Tohill won the Superfinal, leading home Declan Kelly’s similar Fiesta, to secure the Irish title for the fifth time. Rally Car class winner Keith Power (1.6 Ford Fiesta) had a good run in the Superfinal to place third. Pete McGarry (Volvo C30) was best of the Modified (Supernational) drivers in the Superfinal, but had settled for third in the class final which was won by Philip Kelly (Toyota MR2 with Lloyd Spendlove (Lotus Exige) second. Kelly non-finished the Superfinal. Ken Power (Peugeot 106) was the winner of the Open Clubman class, Padraic McHale (Yacacross) won the buggy final and Michael Ryan was best of the Ford Fiesta Zetec field. “It’s a dream come through to do the double and win both the British and Irish Rallycross Championships, all within a week or so. It’s not something I had thought would ever happen. I feel very privileged to be in a position to even just try and achieve this and to do it is amazing. It feels very special to be the first person to win the Noel Greene Memorial Supercar trophy, I’m sure he was watching over us all today,” said Tohill.
14 December / RallyX Nordic reveals a seven-round, four weekend schedule for its 2022 season. Planned to start at Holjes on 13-15 May before moving to Kouvola and Riga with the final round slated for 22-24 July at a new venue in Sweden. The series will add RX2e as a guest category alongside Supercar, Supercar Lites, Crosskart and Crosskart Junior and the Open 2WD classes.
15 December / In its final meeting of the year, the FIA World Motor Sport Council approves calendars for many championships including the FIA World, European and RX2e Rallycross Championships. The FIA World Rallycross Championship is slated to run over 12 events on seven weekends. RX2e accompanies World RX at five events and the FIA European Rallycross Championship are scheduled to start with a pair of standalone events in May and June, the first of those at Nyirad in Hungary which returns to the series for the first time since 2013. Each of the championships running over six events. There are also changes to the way in which events will run in 2021. World RX is to get a single lap ‘SuperPole’ to determine grid positions for the first heat, while all championships will run over three heats, a progression round, semi-finals and final. All races will be over five laps and with a five-car straight-line start.
This weekend / The last events of the year take place this weekend. In Argentina CARX returns to Concepcion del Uruguay while in Portugal the 25th annual 6 hours of rallycross takes place at Lousada.
For our full guide of where to watch rallycross this year see the link below. This is updated regularly but remember to check with event organisers before travelling, even if events are on there may be restrictions on public access.
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