The third round of the RallyX Nordic series will now take place at the Arvika circuit, which returns to the calendar for 2020 and the series will be joined by the Swedish Rallycross Championship for the event.
The ‘Super SM Final’ will take place on 7-9 August at Arvika and the organisers of the event are hoping they’ll be able to attract various rallycross stars and future talents of the sport.
The Swedish rallycross titles will be decided during the weekend at the famous Westombanan and due to the SM classes being so popular, it’s expected the event could be the biggest rallycross event ever to take place in Sweden in terms of grid numbers.
“We are delighted to be bringing the SM Finals into the RallyX Nordic fold at Arvika next month. I think it’s fair to say fans will never have seen so many rallycross cars and categories at a single race weekend before, and better yet, they will be able to watch all of the action live via SBF Play, SVT and the NEP global stream.” Jan-Erik Steen, CEO of RX Promotion, said.
“Sharing the spotlight with RallyX Nordic will offer SM competitors and their sponsors a unique and unrivalled opportunity to grow their own profiles, and we are all excited to see how NEP will raise the bar again following their superb ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend production. It truly is a win-win scenario for all concerned, bringing more rallycross to more people at a time when we are all yearning for live sport – reinforcing Sweden’s position as a market leader and visionary in the discipline.”
Running alongside the regular RallyX Nordic Supercar, Supercar Lites and Crosskart classes, the event will now also feature the 2400, RM2150 and Junior SM series’ in similar fashion to previous RallyX Nordic seasons.
“We know many rallycross fans have been longing for a great SM finale weekend, where all classes are represented – and we had plans for this, but then along came COVID-19. Now, after a lot of hard work from everybody involved, we are back on-track – behind closed doors, but with a superb broadcast arrangement.” Magnus Krokström, from the Svensk Bilsport’s Rallycross Committee, added.
“It will be a really exciting weekend at Arvika. We expect an amazing SM Finals event, with spectacular driving and astonishing achievements from supercharged drivers. A key factor for all drivers will be the extensive media coverage. For those contesting the Swedish national classes, it will be extra valuable to be seen on the same scene as the well-known drivers in Supercars and Supercar Lites.”
The entire weekend will be broadcast live on SBF Play as well as a comprehensive three hour long live broadcast on SVT of the finals of the event meanwhile the RallyX Nordic series coverage will be hosted by regular provider NEP.
“It feels really good that we can now, together with SVT, invite viewers to watch live rallycross, and the fact that the Swedish Championship Finals at Arvika will be hosted by RallyX Nordic will add extra spice to the whole weekend. It will be fantastic action!” Jörgen Ekwall, Marketing Manager at Svensk Bilsport, said.