Another year, another season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship! The driver lineup this year has been described as the best in the series’ history, and the season starts earlier than ever!
These guides have become a tradition here at The RallyTakeover, but other priorities mean that this one will be slightly shorter than the previous editions. For a detailed explanations of the features and rules of rallycross, I suggest you check out one of the previous editions.
Where do they race?
The calendar sees one major change, as the season ender switches from Argentina to South Africa. This hopefully means better conditions for fair racing, as neither of the tracks used in Argentina were optimal. The season starts at Circuit de Catalunya with only a trip to Canada in August separating all the European events.
I’ve been to Höljes three years in a row now, and can really recommend going to a round. With all of the support classes (S1600, Touring Cars, RX2, European Championship) there are usually two whole days packed full of short exciting races. I might go to Höljes for a day or two this year as well, and hope to catch Estering as well!
Who are the teams and drivers?
This year we see eight teams with two or more drivers, though some teams will enter only one driver in some events. There are also three independent drivers that will take part in most if not all events. We can expect at least 18 drivers at all events. Events where the European Championship also run will feature up to 50 supercars!
PSRX VOLKSWAGEN SWEDEN - VOLKSWAGEN POLO
Petter Solberg (NOR) - Avg 37 events: 22.11 - 9 wins
Johan Kristoffersson (SWE) - Avg 29 events: 17.48 - 2 wins