FIA World Rallycross

World RX of Norway postponed with Holjes likely to follow

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The World RX of Norway in Hell is the latest event to be postponed in the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Norway has suspended all sporting events until 15 June with the World RX round in Hell originally scheduled for 13/14 June

Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG, told Swedish Television that the World RX of Norway in Hell will be rescheduled.

Bellamy told SVT Sport: “It is a very difficult situation. The situation is different country by country and the question is when the countries can open.

“Right now we are trying to find new dates for Spain, Portugal and Norway.”

Following Hell is the Magic Weekend in Holjes which is set to take place on 4/5 July and this date is now the earliest the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship will get underway.

But, Bellamy confirmed that talks are ongoing if the Swedish round does not take place on the original July date: “We hope, of course, to be able to run as planned. Otherwise, we will try to get something later in the season. We really want to include Höljes in the calendar this year.”

At the moment, it will still be possible to run all 10 events this year but if more events are postponed, the calendar may become too congested.

Current world champion Timmy Hansen is hopeful to get a championship this year. He told SVT: “Probably there will be many races in a short time this fall.

Until then, we can all do our part and avoid social contacts as best we can. [It is] the only thing we can do to get the community and even the rallycross season going again.

Rallycross and all motorsports have the big problem of finance and economics with all sports and businesses taking a big hit due to the pandemic.

Teams and drivers may have to pull out because they do not have a big enough budget as well as the pressure and troubles with sponsors.

Provisional 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship Calendar

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