Rally 2020 Rallycross Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by The Stig Farmer, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. After the closest title fight in the series' history (swinging the way of Sweden's Timmy Hansen in the Final of the closing round), the FIA World Rallycross Championship heads into 2020 with new circuits at both Nürburgring, Germany and Igora Drive, Russia. Alongside these fresh venues are return visits to Portugal's Montalegre, a stalwart of past seasons, alongside the young but already fan-favourite circuit at Spa. All drivers and teams will be keen to show their winning potential that was displayed in an unpredictable 2019.

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    World RX also launches Projekt E, the first championship for electric rallycross cars, which will accompany World RX for five rounds. Entries from Norway's Holten Motorsport and Poland's Rallytechnology have been announced. The electric drivetrains, produced by Team STARD, are designed with retrofitting in mind and are compatible with existing ICE rallycross supercars/R5 rally cars. The electric cars offer comparable speed to traditional supercars, with reduced operating costs.

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    TitansRX expands from its promising debut season with an overseas round at GP3R in Canada; the 2020 campaign also incorporates two regional inter-season "Cups" which will qualify drivers for the championship's Grand Finale in October.

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    Following the demise of the short-lived Americas Rallycross in 2019, the sport in the USA is survived by Nitro Rallycross, a fixture of the annual Nitro World Games. Successful meetings in 2018 and 2019 have attracted international competitors, with its outlandish track design promoting unique and varied racing. With rumours of multiple rounds this season, and jilted teams pushing for somewhere to race, this should be one to watch.

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    British Rallycross is now managed by Lydden Hill, promising fresh Supercar entries and introducing a spec truck class for a 700hp DAF tractor unit. Excellent

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    All felt a bit doom-and-gloom prior to last year, what with the mass exodus of factory teams and veteran drivers, the demise of GRC, but (at least in Europe) the sport very much seems to be on the up. :tup:

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    Curious to see how RX survives stateside considering the rug has been consistently pulled out of it since 2016
     
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    This could all be very interesting