Hameenlinna is back for Rallicross SM. British RX gets World RX Lydden support race slot.


Seven days in rallycross 14 December

by Rallycross World |

9 December / IRX postpones the final round of the Irish Rallycross Championship in the face of bad weather. A statement from the organiser said: “The freezing fog has made visibility too low and dangerous for the track to run this Sunday.” The event has been rescheduled for 8 January.

Rallycross World | Irish Rallycross, IRX

9 December / The FIA Gala takes place in Bologna where rallycross champions were among those rewarded for their success this year. Johan Kristoffersson and KMS collected the FIA World Rallycross Championship Driver and Team trophies

Rallycross-World-Johan-Kristoffersson-Tommy-Kristoffersson-FIA-Gala-2022

9 December / Lydden Hill announces that the 5 Nations British Rallycross Championship Supercars will run as a support race at the World RX event at the track in July 2023.

Rallycross World | 5 Nations British RX, Lydden Hill

12 December / The Finnish Rallycross Championship, Rallicross SM, will return to the legendar Ahvenisto circuit at Hameenlinna in 2023. Last used for rallycross in 2010, when Toomas Heikkinen claimed his first major event win at the venue, Ahveniston was for many years the home of the Finnish round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship. The rallycross track is within a spectacular race circuit that is cited on the suburban edge of Hameenlinna, Finland’s second city. The return of what might be considered the spiritual home of rallycross in Finland comes with a host of changes to the Rallicross SM series in which events will be expanded to run over two days, with junior categories run on the Saturday. The Hameenlinaa event will form the series opener on 13-14 May.

Rallycross World | Kjetil Bolneset, Audi Quattro, Hameenlinna, Ahvenisto
Rallycross World | Toomas Heikkinen, Rallicross SM, Hameenlinna, Ahvenisto, 2010

This weekend / So, although it now looks as though IRX will complete its 2022 season in January 2023, what we think will be the last significant rallycross os this year is the annual piece of brilliant madness that is the Paulo Sergio Memorial six hours of Lousada which runs this weekend. There are 32 starters on the entry list! The Trophee Andros is also in business this weekend with it’s annual visit to Andorra.

Seven days is going to take a break for a few weeks and will be back next year, Happy Christmas!

pics: World RX, British RX, Rallicross SM,

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