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The opening round of the World Rallycross Championship in Norway has been cancelled, while the Montalegre circuit in Portugal has returned to the schedule to become the season finale.
The World Rally Championship Promoter Group has signed a deal to promote the FIA World Rallycross Championship from this year, in an agreement with the FIA.
The organisers of the final round of the FIA World Rallycross championship have confirmed that the event, scheduled for December 12-13 at the Nurburgring, has been cancelled “In light of continued health concerns regarding COVID-19”.
The final round of the World Rallycross Championship, due to take place at the Nurburgring in Germany next month is set to be cancelled this week by series organisers, thus crowning Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson as the 2020 drivers’ champion.
The penultimate round of the World Rallycross Championship, which was set to be held at Spa-Francorchamps later this month, has been cancelled.
World Rallycross points leader Johan Kristoffersson battled back from a day stuck in traffic to win his fourth round of the campaign in an action-packed Spanish final.
Reigning World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen claimed his first victory in over a year by beating points leader Johan Kristoffersson in the first instalment of the series’ Spanish double-header in Barcelona.
The FIA has committed to securing the World Rallycross Championship’s future and has launched a tender process to find a new promoter for the series.
World Rallycross Championship promoter IMG will end its tenure as the commercial rights holder of the series at the end of this year, Motorsport.com has learned.
In a battle between two multi-discipline experts, Mattias Ekstrom came out on top to win the second instalment of World Rallycross’ Latvian double-header, his second win of the campaign.
World Rallycross points leader Johan Kristoffersson played a perfect tyre strategy in the first instalment of the series’ Latvian double-header to cruise to his third win of the campaign.
World Rallycross podium-finisher Juha Rytkonen has been handed a golden opportunity to race in the remaining four rounds of the World Rallycross season.
Former World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom will continue his campaign in the 2020 series with the KYB Team JC squad this weekend, at the Latvian double-header in Riga.
The works-supported Citroen C3 ERX electric rallycross car, initially planned to race in the first Projekt E event during World Rallycross’ Swedish opening weekend, will make its debut in Latvia next week, driven by Cyril Raymond.
Finnish driver Niclas Gronholm withstood enormous pressure in wet conditions to win the fourth round of the World Rallycross Championship at Kouvola, his home circuit.
World Rallycross returnee Johan Kristoffersson netted his second series victory in a week, winning the third round at Kouvola in Finland ahead of local star Juha Rytkonen.
Less than a week after announcing his shock return to the World Rallycross Championship, former champion Mattias Ekstrom beat round one winner Johan Kristofferson in a enthralling fight to claim victory on the second day at Holjes.
Double World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson made a winning return to the series after a year away, claiming the spoils in the first round of the campaign at his home circuit.
This weekend the World Rallycross Championship (WRX) restarts in Sweden, the season now set at seven rounds with the goal to have fans potentially in attendance from round three in Latvia.
Former World Rallycross Champion and double DTM title winner Mattias Ekstrom will make a shock return to World RX for the 2020 season-opener in Sweden this weekend.
Citroen works rally driver Mads Ostberg will make his rallycross debut in the opening weekend of the World Rallycross Championship in Sweden, racing in the new electric Projekt E category.
Ken Block will return to the World Rallycross Championship for the opening round of the 2020 season at Holjes in Sweden, racing an electric Ford Fiesta in the new Projekt E support category.
Citroen Racing and Manfred Stohl’s STARD team have collaborated to develop an electric version of the French marque’s latest R5 machine, the C3 ERX, which will make its competitive debut later this month in the World Rallycross Championship’s Projekt E support category.
The Abu Dhabi round of the World Rallycross Championship at Yas Marina Circuit has been cancelled.
Double European rallycross Super1600 champion Krisztian Szabo will contest selected rounds of the 2020 World Rallycross Championship season with Marcus Gronholm’s team.
Reigning FIA World Rallycross champion Timmy Hansen claims esports title against drivers including Charles Leclerc, Shane van Gisbergen and Hayden Paddon.
Reigning World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen secured the inaugural World RX Esports series title at the Killarney International Circuit in South Africa, as Shane Van Gisbergen claimed his second series victory.
Holjes in Sweden, arguably the most revered circuit on the World Rallycross Championship roster, will host round three of World RX’s Esports series this weekend, but points leader Shane Van Gisbergen has been forced to skip the event due to the real-world Supercars season restarting this weekend.
The World Rallycross Championship will feature a trio of double-header events to get its revised 2020 season underway, while the new Finnish round has been officially launched.
GT ace Tom Blomqvist upstaged Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen to win the second round of the World RX Esports Invitational Series at a virtual Hell circuit.
Former Supercars champion Shane Van Gisbergen leads the World Rallycross Championship’s Esports series order into the second round at the Hell circuit in Norway this weekend, having dominated the series opener held on the Yas Marina Circuit.
The World Rallycross Championship’s revised 2020 calendar was approved by the World Motor Sport Council on Friday, and includes a new round at Kouvola in Finland.
The organiser of Latvia’s World Rallycross Championship round, RA Events, is in talks with the World Rally Championship Promoter about hosting a round of the WRC this year.
The electric kit designed for the World Rallycross Championship's top-flight electric switch, which has been postponed until 2022, could make its competition debut in rallying next year.
Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen won the opening round of the World RX Esports Invitational Series while Ferrari Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc had a mixed time on his virtual rallycross debut.
Ferrari Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc will make his virtual rallycross debut in the first round of the World Rallycross Championship’s four-round Esports Invitational Series at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.
The Scandinavian-based RallyX Nordic rallycross series is planning to run its opening rounds of the 2020 season on the weekend originally set to host the Swedish World Rallycross round at Holjes, and double World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson is eyeing a start in the event.
After the success of its previous two standalone rallycross Esports events, World Rallycross promoter IMG is launching morer DiRT Rally 2.0 events in partnership with Esports specialist Motorsport Games.
Former works World Rally driver Jani Paasonen has set up his own team to compete in the World Rallycross Championship with a Ford Fiesta.
The World Rallycross Championship is planning to get its 2020 season underway in late August, the series has revealed as part of a revised nine-round calendar.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural World RX Esports Invitational series event, IMG can confirm today that the second round – the Montalegre Edition – produced in partnership with Motorsport Games and Codemasters, will be streamed live from 14:00 BST (15:00 CET) on Sunday, May 3 on World RX YouTube, Facebook and on Motorsport.tv.
The introduction of electric cars into the World Rallycross Championship has been deferred until 2022 by the FIA amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
World Champions from real-world and virtual rallycross will go head-to-head this weekend as the World Rallycross Championship launches its first Esports event on Sunday, in partnership with Codemasters and Motorsport Games.
The Norwegian round of the World Rallycross Championship at Hell has been postponed, with the Norwegian government pausing all sporting and cultural events until after June 15, as reported by Motorsport.com on Tuesday.
The Belgian round of the World Rallycross Championship has been re-scheduled to move from May to October, while the dates of the Norwegian and Swedish events are in question.
The World Rallycross Championship has announced an Esports series for its real-life drivers as well as sim racers, in partnership with Codemasters and Motorsport Games.
World Rallycross podium finisher Janis Baumanis will compete in a full 2020 campaign with the newly-created KYB Team JC outfit, alongside Swede Robin Larsson.