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FIA World Rallycross Championship Releases 2018 Calendar

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The FIA World Rallycross Championship. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

The FIA World Rallycross Championship has confirmed its calendar for the 2018 season, which includes the already confirmed flyaway races at Canada, South Africa and the new deal announced yesterday that will see the series compete at COTA for the first time.

This means that there will be nine races taking place in Europe with the confirmation that sees the World RX of Hockenheim has dropped for next year after running for the past three seasons. As well as the World RX Calendar being confirmed, the events for the classes in the 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship have also been confirmed.

World RX will race at the Circuit of the America’s in 2018. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

The 2018 season mirrors much of the 2017 season for layout, with the series starting in Spain again before moving onto Portugal two weeks later. Belgium follows before the series moves to Silverstone, the new home for the World RX of Great Britain at the end of May. The World RX rounds at Norway, Sweden, Canada, France and Latvia again run through June to September in the same order as they did in 2017.

COTA will host round ten of the season before heading back to Germany at the Estering for the penultimate round of the year. South Africa will once again sign off the season as part of its three year deal.

Now that the calendars for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship and the 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship have been announced, fans can look forward to a very exciting winter where Drivers and Teams will be confirming their lineups ahead of the season starting in Spain next year.

Credit: FIA World RX / IMG

After three years association with the DTM, the World RX of Hockenheim will not return for the 2018 World RX Season. Credit: FIA World RX / IMG

2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship Calendar:

  • Spain: Barcelona 14 – 15 April
  • Portugal: Montalegre 28 – 29 April
  • Belgium: Mettet 12 – 13 May
  • Great Britain: Silverstone 26 – 27 May
  • Norway: Hell 9 – 10 June
  • Sweden: Holjes 30 June – 1 July
  • Canada: Trois-Rivieres 4 – 5 August
  • France: Loheac 1 – 2 September
  • Latvia: Riga 15 – 16 September
  • USA: COTA 29 – 30 September
  • Germany: Estering 13 – 14 October
  • South Africa: Cape Town 24 – 25 November

After what was a record year for entries in the series this year, The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars will see a change next year. Norway is dropped for a return to Belgium, however apart from that the calendar remains the same. The season will start at the Barcelona circuit in Spain and finish in Latvia as it has done for the past two years:

The Euro RX Supercars will have a five round series again in 2018. Credit: Team RX Racing

The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars Calendar:

  • Spain: Barcelona 14 – 15 April
  • Belgium: Mettet 12 – 13 May
  • Sweden: Holjes 30 June – 1 July
  • France: Loheac 1 – 2 September
  • Latvia: Riga 15 – 16 September

The FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 returns with its six event format and is another of the Euro RX series to enjoy record numbers for entries during the 2017 season. With this in mind, the championship has swapped the Mettet Circuit in Belgium for the Barcelona circuit in Spain. The season will being at Catalunya and once again  finish in Germany as a support to the Penultimate round of World RX.

The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 will start in Spain. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 Calendar:

  • Spain: Barcelona 14 – 15 April
  • Portugal: Montalegre 28 – 29 April
  • Norway: Hell 9 – 10 June
  • France: Loheac 1 – 2 September
  • Latvia: Riga 15 – 16 September
  • Germany: Estering 13 – 14 October

Finally, with news that the championship is being discontinued in 2019, The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCars will run to a reduced calendar next year. With entries during 2017 struggling to get into double figures at several events, the category has dropped from five events in 2017 to just three events in 2018.

Whilst TouringCars is quite a popular class within several European championships, struggling numbers was one of the reasons that led to the decision made earlier this year to close the series down at the end of 2018.

The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCars will run to a three event calendar in its final year of competition. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

The 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCars:

  • Belgium: Mettet 12 – 13 May
  • Norway: Hell 9 – 10 June
  • Sweden: Holjes 30 June – 1 July
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