Learn all you need to know, or at least all we know at this point, about the new FIA World Rallycross Championships on our new WRX pages.
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We will keep updating our information as news rolls in. And feel free to forward us any information you come across that we haven’t posted yet.
by Karen Dolley December 4, 2013
Announced today: The highly anticipated schedule for the new FIA World Rallycross Championship according to our friends at ERC24.com: (tweet this)
* = Counting also for the 2014 European Rallycross Championship for SuperCar drivers. All 9 rounds in Europe count for the Super1600 and TouringCar European Rallycross Championships.
by Karen Dolley December 2, 2013
There was a lot of news this past week – here’s a quick overview:
1.The new FIA World Rallycross Championship announced that one of its events next year will take place at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres (GP3R) in Quebec, Canada. Rallycross360 was given the plans for the track design. We also have exclusive information that IMG, the promoter of WRX, signed a four-year deal with Intercity Park in Istanbul, Turkey.The full WRX schedule for 2014 is due to be confirmed by the FIA Motorsport Council on Dec 4. See the story.
2. Global Rallycross Champion Toomas Topi Heikkinen was named Finnish Driver of the Year at the AAC Motorsports annual awards gala in Vierumaeki. He beat out F1 Star Kimi Räikkönen and Anita Mäkelä, silver champion of European drag racing. Read more >>
Picture it - April 16, 2011.
The Old Mill Adventure Park at Twin Peaks, just outside Seattle, Washington.
The Global Rallycross Championship is running the second round of its inaugural season. It’s a sold-out crowd, thousands of people on their feet, cheering on the drivers. The rallycross cars are screaming and popping. World famous drivers such as Tanner Foust, Andreas Eriksson, and Rhys Millen are putting on a great show of tight turns, big jumps, and racing through an abandoned building…
And then the horrible happens… Read more >>
Plus: Exclusive First Look at Track Layout
The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres (GP3R), located in the heart of Quebec, Canada, will officially announce on Friday that the new FIA World Rallycross Championship will hold one of the 2014 events at their track on August 8, according to an executive source at GP3R. (tweet this) We also have the exclusive first look at the specifically-designed rallycross track for the event. It includes three separate chicanes, three jumps (including a 90′ long tabletop), and a long joker lap through the dirt horse track.
Peter Hedstrom will join the new FIA World Rallycross series, according to Hedstrom’s Motorsport principal Anders Hedstrom. (tweet this) The two-time Swedish Rallycross champion team plans to run three cars in 2014, though the other two drivers have not yet been announced. “Peter will do the full championship and we are speaking to lots of people at the moment about the second car,” said Hedstrom. The team competed in the European Rallycross series and the Swedish championship this past year. Peter made the final of the ERC event in Hell, Norway, and finished the season tenth in drivers’ points. He won the last event of the Swedish series, finishing in sixth place overall. Read more >>
As the BTRDA celebrated their 75th anniversary at Croft Circuit in Darlington this weekend, home town driver Paul Swift celebrated his overall victory in the race. Swift, driving a Smith and Allan Oils-backed Ford Escort Mk2, overcame tricky conditions and some of the best rallycross drivers in the country. The seven time British Autotest champion, in only his second rallycross competition, set the fastest qualifying time and earned the pole position in the final. After following leader Stuart Emery for the opening laps, Swift moved to first and finished ahead of Lance Foster and John Gaskin. Read More >>