The third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WorldRX) starts next weekend, and as usual we will follow the series closely here at The Rally Takeover. Here is everything you need to know before the 2016 installment of the series!
Rallycross is considered one of the fastest growing motorsports in the world right now, with both WorldRX and the US-based Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) gaining several teams with manufacturer support. This year the growth is more evident in the quality of the teams rather than the geographic extent of the championship, something that should give us even closer racing on venues we already know.
What is rallycross?
While rallycross is the fastest growing motorsport, it is still unknown to many around the globe. If you already know the sport you may as well continue to the next section - if you’ve just come across this site via one of the many curious corners of the internet, welcome! Rallycross is the closest you will get to watch modern Group B rally cars racing around short, twisty mixed surface tracks. That means 600 hp AWD hatchbacks, coupes and some sedans that are way faster to 60 mph than an Ariel Atom and a Yamaha R1. These cars are, quite fittingly, called Supercars