world-rx News and Analysis
Holjes in Sweden, arguably the most revered circuit on the World Rallycross Championship roster, will host round three of World RX’s Esports series this weekend, but points leader Shane Van Gisbergen has been forced to skip the event due to the real-world Supercars season restarting this weekend.
The World Rallycross Championship will feature a trio of double-header events to get its revised 2020 season underway, while the new Finnish round has been officially launched.
GT ace Tom Blomqvist upstaged Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen to win the second round of the World RX Esports Invitational Series at a virtual Hell circuit.
Former Supercars champion Shane Van Gisbergen leads the World Rallycross Championship’s Esports series order into the second round at the Hell circuit in Norway this weekend, having dominated the series opener held on the Yas Marina Circuit.
The World Rallycross Championship’s revised 2020 calendar was approved by the World Motor Sport Council on Friday, and includes a new round at Kouvola in Finland.
The organiser of Latvia’s World Rallycross Championship round, RA Events, is in talks with the World Rally Championship Promoter about hosting a round of the WRC this year.
The electric kit designed for the World Rallycross Championship's top-flight electric switch, which has been postponed until 2022, could make its competition debut in rallying next year.
Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen won the opening round of the World RX Esports Invitational Series while Ferrari Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc had a mixed time on his virtual rallycross debut.
Ferrari Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc will make his virtual rallycross debut in the first round of the World Rallycross Championship’s four-round Esports Invitational Series at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.
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.
After the success of its previous two standalone rallycross Esports events, World Rallycross promoter IMG is launching morer DiRT Rally 2.0 events in partnership with Esports specialist Motorsport Games.
Former works World Rally driver Jani Paasonen has set up his own team to compete in the World Rallycross Championship with a Ford Fiesta.
The World Rallycross Championship is planning to get its 2020 season underway in late August, the series has revealed as part of a revised nine-round calendar.
Following the resounding success of the inaugural World RX Esports Invitational series event, IMG can confirm today that the second round – the Montalegre Edition – produced in partnership with Motorsport Games and Codemasters, will be streamed live from 14:00 BST (15:00 CET) on Sunday, May 3 on World RX YouTube, Facebook and on Motorsport.tv.
The introduction of electric cars into the World Rallycross Championship has been deferred until 2022 by the FIA amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
World Champions from real-world and virtual rallycross will go head-to-head this weekend as the World Rallycross Championship launches its first Esports event on Sunday, in partnership with Codemasters and Motorsport Games.
The Norwegian round of the World Rallycross Championship at Hell has been postponed, with the Norwegian government pausing all sporting and cultural events until after June 15, as reported by Motorsport.com on Tuesday.
The Belgian round of the World Rallycross Championship has been re-scheduled to move from May to October, while the dates of the Norwegian and Swedish events are in question.
The World Rallycross Championship has announced an Esports series for its real-life drivers as well as sim racers, in partnership with Codemasters and Motorsport Games.
World Rallycross podium finisher Janis Baumanis will compete in a full 2020 campaign with the newly-created KYB Team JC outfit, alongside Swede Robin Larsson.