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World Rallycross releases revised 2021 calendar

The World Rallycross Championship, now under the leadership of WRC Promoter, has announced a revised European-based 2021 calendar.

Christoffersson and Ekstrom teams join forces in WRX

Reigning World Rallycross teams' champion JC Raceteknik has joined forces with Mattias Ekstrom's EKS concern to create the EKS JC team, committing to returning to the series this year

WRC to take over promotion of World RX from 2021

The World Rally Championship Promoter Group has signed a deal to promote the FIA World Rallycross Championship from this year, in an agreement with the FIA

WRX Finland return in 2021 as part of 10-round calendar

A 10-round calendar for the 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been revealed following an FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting, and includes a return to the Kouvola circuit in Finland

Kristoffersson crowned World Rallycross champion with final round cancelled

The final round of the 2020 World Rallycross Championship due to take place at the Nurburgring next month is set to be cancelled, crowning Johan Kristoffersson as champion

Belgian WRX round cancelled due to COVID-19

The penultimate round of the World Rallycross Championship set to be held at Spa-Francorchamps later this month has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

WRC legend Gronholm to contest WRX-supporting Projekt E race at Spa

Double World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm will make his second rallycross appearance of 2020 next month in an electric Ford Fiesta, contesting World Rallycross's Projekt E support class at Spa

World Rallycross Barcelona: Kristoffersson survives Bakkerud clash to win

World Rallycross points leader Johan Kristoffersson battled back from a day stuck in traffic to win his fourth round of the campaign in an action packed Spanish final

Barcelona World RX: Hansen survives Kristoffersson contact to win

Reigning World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen claimed his first victory in over a year by beating points leader Johan Kristoffersson in the first instalment of the series' Barcelona double-header

Tender process launched for new World Rallycross promoter

The FIA has committed to securing the World Rallycross Championship's future and has launched a tender process to find a new promoter for the series

World Rallycross promoter IMG to end tenure as commercial rights holder

World Rallycross Championship promotor IMG will end its tenure as the commercial rights holder of the series at the end of this year, Autosport has learned

Riga World Rallycross: Ekstrom beats Kristofferson to second Latvia WRX win

In a battle between two multi-discipline experts, Mattias Ekstrom came out on top to win the second instalment of the World Rallycross' Latvian double-header, his second win of the campaign

Riga World Rallycross: Kristoffersson flawless for victory in Latvian opener

World Rallycross championship leader Johan Kristoffersson played a perfect tyre strategy in the first instalment of the series' Latvian double-header to cruise to his third win of the campaign

Ekstrom to continue with KYB Team JC in Riga WRX round

Former World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekstrom will continue his campaign in the 2020 series with the KYB Team JC squad this weekend, at the Latvian double-header in Riga

WRX to run alongside WRC at Spa as Belgium round moved to November

The date of the World Rallycross Championship's Belgian round has been moved for a second time, and is now planned to take place on the same weekend as Rally Ypres

Kouvola World Rallycross: Gronholm withstands huge pressure for home win

Finnish driver Niclas Gronholm withstood enormous pressure in wet conditions to win his home round of the World Rallycross Championship at Kouvola, becoming the third different winner this season

Kouvola World Rallycross: Kristoffersson in control as he takes second 2020 win

World Rallycross returnee Johan Kristoffersson netted his second series victory in a week, winning the third round at Kouvola in Finland ahead of local star Juha Rytkonen

Mattias Ekstrom remains with KYB Team JC for World RX Finland

One-time World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom will remain with KYB Team JC for the second double-header of the series in Finland this weekend after his winning return in Sweden

WRX Sweden: Ekstrom turns the tables on Kristoffersson for Holjes victory

Returning World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekstrom beat round one winner Johan Kristoffersson in an enthralling fight to claim victory on the second day at Holjes

WRX Sweden: Kristoffersson makes winning return in World Rallycross opener

Double World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson made a winning return to the series after a year away, claiming the spoils in the opener at his home circuit

Mattias Ekstrom to make World RX comeback for 2020 opener at Holjes

One-time World Rallycross Champion and double DTM title-winner Mattias Ekstrom will make a shock return to World RX for the 2020 season-opener in Sweden this weekend

WRC winner Ostberg to make RX debut in electric Citroen

Citroen works rally driver Mads Ostberg will make his rallycross debut in the Holjes World Rallycross Championship season opener on 22-23 August, racing in the new electric Projekt E category

Block joins WRX-supporting Projekt E category in electric Fiesta

Ken Block will return to the World Rallycross Championship roster for the 2020 season's opening round at Holjes, racing an electric Ford Fiesta in the new Projekt E support category

Abu Dhabi World Rallycross round cancelled

The Abu Dhabi round of the 2020 World Rallycross Championship at Yas Marina Circuit has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

WRC driver Neuville to make international rallycross debut in RallyX Nordic series

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville will make his international rallycross debut at the opening rounds of the RallyX Nordic series as team-mate to World Rallycross champion Timmy Hansen

World Rallycross confirms trio of 2020 double-headers

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

FIA rule change would allow Subaru World RX entry in 2021

Subaru would be eligible to enter to the World Rallycross Championship next season following changes to the series' engine regulations

World Rallycross 2020 revised calendar approved as Finland venue returns

The World Rallycross Championship's revised 2020 calendar includes a new round at Kouvola in Finland after being approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on Friday

WRC legend Gronholm to compete in RallyX Nordic opener

World rally legend Marcus Gronholm will race a latest-specification Hyundai i20 Supercar in a 'legends' class at the RallyX Nordic season-opener in Sweden next month

Electric World Rallycross kit could make competition debut in 2021

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

World Rallycross News: Lydden Hill targets World RX return with venue upgrades

British circuit Lydden Hill has eyes on a return to the World Rallycross championship calendar in the future, once a number of improvements to the venue have been implemented

World Rallycross News: French round cancelled for 2020

The French round of the World Rallycross Championship at Loheac has been cancelled for 2020, the event has announced

World Rallycross News: WRX launches revised 2020 calendar set for August start

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

WRX delays electric car introduction due to coronavirus

The introduction of electric cars into the World Rallycross Championship has been deferred until 2022 by the FIA amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

First two rounds of 2020 WRX season put on hold by coronavirus

The opening round of the World Rallycross Championship at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit and the following Portugal round have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand gets full season in EuroRX

One-time WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand, a class-winner at last weekend's Rally Mexico, will compliment his rally programme for Tokport WRT with a European Rallycross Championship campaign this year

Blancpain champion Ide returns to racing in EuroRX after coma recovery

One-time Blancpain GT Sprint champion Enzo Ide will return to racing this year in the European Rallycross Championship after recovering from a coma

Double champion Kristoffersson in WRX return with private-run works VW

Double World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson will return to the series this year with a works-built Volkswagen Polo Supercar, run as a private effort by Kristoffersson Motorsport

WRX champion Hansen sticks with family-run team for 2020

Reigning World Rallycross champion Timmy Hansen and younger brother Kevin will remain with the family-run Hansen team this year in a bid to defend their titles

WRX's Nurburgring layout has been revealed ahead of August round

The Nurburgring's new rallycross layout has been revealed ahead of its inclusion to the World Rallycross Championship in August this year

Double champion Kristoffersson closing on World RX return for 2020

Two-time World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson is closing on a deal to return to the series this year

Ex-Hyundai WRC driver Abbring gets GCK European Rallycross seat

Former Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Kevin Abbring will race a Renault Clio Supercar in the European Rallycross Championship this season as part of the GC Kompetition World Rallycross team

Double WRX champion Kristoffersson working on rallycross return

Double World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson is working on a return to the discipline this year following the end of Volkswagen's factory WTCR involvement

Russia's Igora Drive completes 2020 World Rallycross calendar

New Russian circuit Igora Drive has completed the 2020 World Rallycross Championship calendar

Americas Rallycross Championship canned for 2020

The Americas Rallycross Championship created by World RX promoter IMG last year will be canned for 2020

World Rallycross Championship explains why it's dropped Silverstone

The British round of the World Rallycross Championship at Silverstone has been dropped from the 2020 schedule because it is not economically viable

Timmy Hansen wins 2019 World Rallycross Championship in wild decider

Timmy Hansen claimed the World Rallycross Championship title in incredibly dramatic fashion in the South Africa season finale, as Niclas Gronholm scored his second win of the year

South Africa World Rallycross: Gronholm leads from Timmy Hansen

Niclas Gronholm leads the World Rallycross Championship finale in South Africa at the end of day one, with points leader Timmy Hansen highest-placed of the title protagonists

From Lebanon to cross-category world titles - a rally legend's top 10 Plus

From Lebanon to cross-category world titles - a rally legend's top 10

Petter Solberg has called time on his top-flight career after winning titles in two FIA world championships. Here, the 2003 rally and '14/15 rallycross king recalls his 10 best events - including the moment where all his success began

World RX set to drop Silverstone and Trois Rivieres, adds Nurburgring

Silverstone and Trois Rivieres are set to be dropped from the World Rallycross calendar, while a new round at the Nurburgring has been added for 2020

More details of new World Rallycross electric conversion plan

Austrian firm Kreisel will supply the electric kits for World Rallycross Championship cars from 2021

Ex-F1 driver Scott Speed to miss ARX final rounds with back injury

Former Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver champion Scott Speed will miss the final two rounds of Americas Rallycross due to a back injury he sustained at the Nitro Rallycross event

Latvia World RX: Hansen to take one-point lead into finale after win

Timmy Hansen moved to the head of the World Rallycross Championship standings by a single point after fighting back to victory in the Latvian round

First Projekt E electric rallycross car unveiled at Latvian WRX

The first Projekt E electric rallycross car has been revealed at the Latvian round of the World Rallycross Championship

Loheac World Rallycross: Timmy Hansen wins for Hansen Peugeot

Timmy Hansen claimed victory in the French round of the World Rallycross Championship at Loheac with an emphatic drive

Loheac World RX: European Super1600 champion Baciuska leads on day one

Reigning European Rallycross Super1600 champion Rokas Baciuska claimed a career-first fastest World Rallycross time at Loheac to lead the order on day one

Trois-Rivieres World RX: Bakkerud in firm title contention with win

Andreas Bakkerud lifted himself into the World Rallycross Championship title fight with a first victory of the season at Trois-Rivieres

Promoted: Lydden Hill welcomes Titans RX this weekend

A number of high-profile names from the world of motorsport will compete in the inaugural season of the TitansRX rallycross series in Europe this year

Ex-Formula 1 driver Perry McCarthy joins TitansRX field

Ex-Formula 1 and Le Mans 24 Hours driver Perry McCarthy will make his rallycross debut in the TitansRX Europe series at Lydden Hill next week

Wildcard Eriksson stuns WRX Sweden field to take home win at Holjes

Wildcard driver Sebastien Eriksson stunned the World Rallycross Championship's established order by claiming an emphatic home victory at Holjes