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F1 champion Button to race in Nitro Rallycross series with Xite

The 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will make his full debut in rallycross this year, joining Xite Energy Racing in Travis Pastrana's much-expanded Nitro Rallycross series.

NASCAR's Chase Elliott to compete in Nitro RallyCross finale
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NASCAR's Chase Elliott to compete in Nitro RallyCross finale

Chase Elliott, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, will join Kyle Busch in trying his hand in off-road rallycross racing.

BTCC legend Matt Neal tests electric rallycross Supercar

Three-time British Touring Car champion Matt Neal is weighing up a foray into rallycross this year, following a test in an electric Supercar at Lydden Hill on Wednesday.

Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Rallycross series dates revealed

The calendar for the inaugural Nitro Rallycross series has been revealed, with five rounds taking place across the US this autumn on purpose-built tracks.

Nitro Rallycross reveals global expansion plan, new electric car

Nitro Rallycross, the brainchild of extreme sports star Travis Pastrana, has revealed plans for global expansion and the introduction of a new all-electric rallycross car. 

Stohl launches electric customer programme with Ford support

Austrian firm STARD, owned by former World Rally Championship podium finisher Manfred Stohl, has announced an electric rallycross customer programme for its Ford Fiesta ERX2, supported by Ford.

Electric rallycross car makes winning debut with Stohl

Former world rally championship podium finisher and world rallycross team owner Manfred Stohl has made history by claiming a debut win for an electric car in rallycross.

Stohl to lead historic debut of electric rallycross car

An electric car will race in rallycross for the first time this weekend, as former world rally driver Manfred Stohl is set to compete in an electric Ford Fiesta at a Hungarian Rallycross Championship event.

Car for FIA Junior eRX series revealed

The first iteration of the electric car that will compete in the new FIA Junior eRX series from 2021 as part of the World Rallycross Championship package has been revealed during the RallyX Nordic season-opener at Holjes.

Neuville to make RallyX Nordic debut

Hyundai World Rally star Thierry Neuville will make his international rallycross debut at the opening rounds of the RallyX Nordic series in Sweden next week.

Solberg's son to drive his title-winning Citroen in Sweden

Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg's son Oliver will return to his roots by racing in the opening rounds of RallyX Nordic at Holjes in Sweden next week.

Gronholm to compete in RallyX Nordic's legends class

World Rally legend Marcus Gronholm will race a latest-specification Hyundai i20 Supercar in a ‘legends’ class at the RallyX Nordic season-opener in Sweden next month.

Kristoffersson eyes Nordic event ahead of World RX return

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.

WRC2 champion Tidemand gets full EuroRX campaign

Former WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand will compliment his rally programme with a European Rallycross Championship campaign this year.

Blancpain champion Ide returns to racing after coma

Former Blancpain GT Sprint champion Enzo Ide will return to racing this year in the European Rallycross Championship after recovering from a coma.

Speed ruled out of final ARX rounds with injury

Former Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Scott Speed will miss the final two rounds of Americas Rallycross season due to a back injury sustained at the Nitro Rallycross event last month. 

All-electric Projekt E rallycross car unveiled

The first Projekt E electric rallycross car has been revealed at the Latvian round of the World Rallycross Championship.

Original 'Stig' McCarthy to make racing return

Former Formula 1 and Le Mans 24 Hours driver Perry McCarthy, also the original 'Stig' from Top Gear, is to make a racing return 15 years on from hanging up his helmet through injury.

World RX's electric Projekt E series to begin testing in July

Testing of the first electric car for the new Projekt E series, which will form part of World Rallycross events in 2020, will begin next month.

STARD to supply powertrains for electric World RX support series

Manfred Stohl’s research and development firm STARD will supply electric powertrain kits for World Rallycross’ planned Projekt E support series.

Piquet joins new rallycross series after Formula E exit

Former ABB FIA Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr, who split with the Jaguar squad in March, will make selected appearances in the new Titans RX rallycross series this year.