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World Rallycross 2021 season changes
World Rallycross 2021 calendar has changed since the first officially released version. The 10-lrounded schedule in December 2020 shorted due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Furthermore, the World RX is for the time being under the leadership of the WRC Promoter.
“We want maximum participation, whilst retaining a mouth-watering array of the best circuits. We’ve made a strategic decision to start midway through the year to give organisers every possible opportunity to open their doors to fans in these challenging Covid-19 times.” – WRC Promoter managing director, Jona Siebel.
Compared to the usual rallycross calendar, the 2021 will start rather late. The Hell circuit will open racing season on 12 and 13 June. Nest Holjes in Sweden on its traditional first weekend in July from 2 to 4 July. The full calendar includes seven weekends between June and October.
For the second time in a row, one of the World Rallycross rounds in Russia did not take place as planned in May. Saint Petersburg was again cancelled from the calendar due to the pandemic situation.
Preparations ahead of 2022 racing era
The reduction of the calendar has no influence on the development of the World Rallycross race, and that is commendable. Jona Siebel makes it clear that the motorsport world is preparing for the new racing season 2022, World Rallycross as WRC are no exception.
“The calendar has been revised with the support of the World RX teams to ensure a fitting finale for the Supercars ahead of the start of the exciting electric era in 2022” – WRC Promoter managing director, Jona Siebel.
The new all-electric RX2e series will follow at all but the Latvian race, while the European Championship classes RX1 (former Supercar) and RX3 (former Super1600) will be represented at four and five races.
Do not forget, this version could not be the last and depends completely on the current situation with pandemic. So if you visit one of the rounds, it is better to follow the latest news on the official website!