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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

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

Bakkerud holds overnight WRX Sweden lead as Timmy Hansen struggles

Andreas Bakkerud holds the overnight lead at the World Rallycross Championship's Holjes round as championship leader Timmy Hansen struggled

Gronholm's GRX team to make World Rallycross future call next month

Two-time World Rally champion Marcus Gronholm says the future of his GRX World Rallycross squad will be decided next month

Projekt E begins testing next month before move onto WRX 2020 bill

Testing of the first electric car for the new Projekt E series will begin next month, ahead of its debut on the 2020 World Rallycross package

WRX Norway: Marklund loses Hell win for technical infringement

Anton Marklund has been stripped of his maiden World Rallycross win at the Norwegian round at Hell following a post-race technical inspection

WRX Norway: Marklund claims first series win at suddenly wet Hell

Double European Rallycross champion Anton Marklund claimed a maiden World Rallycross victory as conditions suddenly turned torrential at the Norwegian round at Hell

WRX Norway: Hyundai GRX driver Gronholm dominates day one in Hell

Niclas Gronholm dominated the opening day of the Norwegian World Rallycross round in Hell to lead overnight ahead of team-mate Timur Timerzyanov

Electric WRX plans reignited by FIA - EV, ICE cars mixed for 2021

Plans to switch the World Rallycross Championship to electric cars have been reignited at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris

More technical details for WRX's Projekt E support series revealed

Further technical details have been released about the World Rallycross Championship's planned Projekt E electric support series

STARD to supply powertrains for World RX's Projekt E electric series

Manfred Stohl's research and development firm STARD will supply electric powertrain kits for the World Rallycross Championship's planned Projekt E support series

WRC's Kevin Abbring to make WRX debut at Hell, Tidemand returns

Sometime World Rally Championship drivers Kevin Abbring and Pontus Tidemand will compete in next month's World Rallycross round at Norway's Hell round

Piquet to race in new TitansRX series after Jaguar Formula E exit

Inaugural Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr will make selected appearances in the new TitansRX rallycross series this year

Silverstone World Rallycross: Timmy Hansen becomes double winner

Timmy Hansen became the first double winner of the 2019 World Rallycross Championship season at Silverstone despite losing the lead at the first corner of the final to Andreas Bakkerud

Silverstone World Rallycross: Hansen brothers dominate day one

Swedish brothers Timmy and Kevin Hansen produced a harmonious display of teamwork to dominate day one of the World Rallycross Championship's British round at Silverstone

Spa World Rallycross: Timerzyanov gives Gronholm's team first win

Triple European Rallycross champion Timur Timerzyanov claimed his first win in the world championship, and the first for World Rally legend Marcus Gronholm's team, at Spa-Francorchamps' inaugural RX event

Spa hailed as the best of new World Rallycross Championship tracks

Liam Doran topped day one of the World Rallycross Championship's Spa debut, and heralded the Belgian Grand Prix Formula 1 venue's RX circuit as the best of the series' new breed

Spa World Rallycross: Gronholm out with illness; Duval gets Skoda

Niclas Gronholm will miss World Rallycross's Spa-Francorchamps round through illness, while former World Rally Championship driver Francois Duval has been drafted in to race a Skoda Fabia at home

Ex-Citroen WRC driver Breen to compete in new TitansRX series

World Rally Championship podium-finisher Craig Breen will compete in the new TitansRX rallycross series this year

Timmy Hansen dominates Barcelona World Rallycross round for Peugeot

Timmy Hansen completed a weekend of domination at the World Rallycross Championship round at Barcelona by claiming his first victory of the season and maximum points

Peugeot driver Timmy Hansen leads World RX opening day in Barcelona

Timmy Hansen dominated the opening day of World Rallycross at Barcelona, the Hansen MJP driver rebounding from a monster accident in the season-opener in Abu Dhabi

Ekstrom to Spa World Rallycross round in title winning Audi S1

Mattias Ekstrom will return to the World Rallycross Championship at Spa in an Audi S1, after the 2016 champion retired from full-time WRX competition at the end of 2018

Olympian Chris Hoy to drive a Fiesta in Spanish World Rallycross round

Adding to his upcoming test in a Formula E car, six-time Olympic gold medal winner Chris Hoy will drive a Ford Fiesta at the Spanish round of World Rallycross

Kevin Hansen inherits Abu Dhabi win after Niclas Gronholm penalty

Kevin Hansen has been handed victory in the World Rallycross season-opener in Abu Dhabi after initial winner Niclas Gronholm was penalised

Niclas Gronholm claims victory in Abu Dhabi World RX season opener

Niclas Gronholm, son of two-time World Rally Champion Marcus, won a drama-filled opening round of the World Rallycross season in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi World Rallycross: Timmy Hansen leads day one

Timmy Hansen set the pace in an ex-works Peugeot 208 as the 2019 World Rallycross Championship opened at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 venue Yas Marina

RX launches 'Projekt E' after electric vote for top-class fails

The World Rallycross Championship has announced plans for a new electric series called Projekt E, after plans to switch World RX's top class to electric cars for 2021 failed

Key vote over World Rallycross Championship electric switch fails

Autosport understands the vote for switching the World Rallycross Championship to electric cars has failed, without the required three manufacturers to get the decision passed on Friday

Team Hansen MJP score late deal to join World RX in 2019 with 208s

The 14-time European Rallycross champion Kenneth Hansen has succeeded in reviving his own World Rallycross team for the 2019 season, and will run Peugeot 208 WRXs

GCK Renault squad reveals four-car line-up for 2019 World RX season

The GC Kompetition Renault World Rallycross team has revealed a four-car line-up for 2019

Ekstrom's EKS team returns to World Rallycross after signing Szabo

Mattias Ekstrom's EKS World Rallycross team will return to the series this year after signing Hungarian driver Krisztian Szabo

Yas Marina Circuit's World Rallycross layout for 2019 opener revealed

The World Rallycross circuit layout for the first round of the 2019 season at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit has been revealed

Citroen WRC refugee Craig Breen tempted by rallycross after test

Citroen World Rally Championship refugee Craig Breen is considering an appearance in rallycross this season, following a maiden Supercar test at Mondello Park in Ireland last week

Marcus Gronholm's GRX World Rallycross team adds third Hyundai

Marcus Gronholm's GRX team will expand to three Hyundai i20s for selected rounds of the 2019 World Rallycross Championship

Layout of Formula 1 venue Spa's new WRX circuit revealed

The layout of Formula 1 venue Spa's new World Rallycross has been revealed ahead of the circuit's 2019 debut in the series

Ex-WRC driver Gigi Galli's GGRX could make return to WRX in 2019

Former World Rally Championship driver Gigi Galli has begun testing a second evolution Kia Rio rallycross Supercar and could bring his GGRX team back to World RX in 2019

British Mini Xite Racing steps up for full WRX season with Bennett

British Rallycross team Xite Racing will field its Mini Cooper Supercar for Oliver Bennett in the World Rallycross Championship this season as a full-time entrant

Ford backing for new STARD World Rallycross Fiesta project for 2019

Manfred Stohl's STARD World Rallycross Championship team is developing a new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar with support from Ford Performance for the 2019 season

The alternative rallycross concept hoping to thrive

Last year wasn't a great one for rallycross - with one series collapsing and the flagship world championship under pressure after manufacturer walkouts. The discipline faces challenges everywhere, but one driver believes he has a solution, as DOMINIK WILDE explains

STARD World Rallycross team developing new Supercar, keeps Baumanis

Manfred Stohl's STARD World Rallycross team is developing a new Supercar for 2019 and has confirmed Janis Baumanis will remain with the squad

Kristoffersson: PSRX World RX VWs would have been unbeatable in '19

PSRX's Volkswagens would have remained the cars to beat in the World Rallycross Championship in 2019 had all the manufacturers stayed in the series, reckons double champion Johan Kristoffersson

Timo Scheider signs 2019 WRX deal with Munnich Motorsport

Two-time DTM champion and BMW works driver Timo Scheider will race full-time in the 2019 World Rallycross Championship season, driving for Munnich Motorsport