Holjes confirms three-year deal for Swedish World Rallycross round


The Swedish round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is set to remain at the iconic Holjes circuit for at least another three years as organisers confirmed a new deal.

This year marked the 40th anniversary since rallycross was first held at the Swedish track and the new deal confirms the importance of the venue on the calendar.

“There’s no denying that Holjes deserves a spot in our World RX calendar,” said World RX Managing Director for IMG, Paul Bellamy.

“It’s a legendary event which attracted a record crowd of 40,000 passionate rallycross fans earlier this year. With so many Swedish drivers competing in our Championship as well as the high number of mainstream media who visited Holjes earlier this year, it’s clear that rallycross is going from strength to strength in this area of the world. We are looking forward to working with Morgan and his team in helping to create an even better event from 2016 onwards.”

Finnskoga MK Chairman Morgan Ostlund added: “We are delighted to continue our co-operation with IMG. Our goal is to make rallycross the most popular form of motorsport in Sweden and I firmly believe we have all the ingredients now in place to make this happen.”

The 2016 World RX of Sweden is scheduled to take place in its traditional first weekend in July.