Russia's Igora Drive completes 2020 World Rallycross calendar

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

Russia's Igora Drive completes 2020 World Rallycross calendar

The initial WRX calendar published in October had two rounds yet to be confirmed, with Latvia's round at Riga round then announced in November.

Igora Drive, which will also host the DTM and W Series in 2020 and was previously linked to hosting a future Formula 1 race, now completes the calendar.

The Russian WRX round will take place on July 18-19 and is the sixth of 11 rounds in 2020.

The rallycross layout will sit alongside the Hermann Tilke-designed circuit that the DTM will use.

Igora Drive will mark the first time a top-flight international rallycross event has been held in Russia.

Russian driver Timur Timerzyanov, from Kazan, is a triple European champion and WRX event winner.

Previously, the highest-profile rallycross event held in Russia has been the annual Presidents Cup event at Kazan in Tatarstan, run each August.

Drivers such as Timerzyanov, 14-time European champion Kenneth Hansen and triple European champion Sverre Isachsen have competed in the past, along with Tatarstan's president, Rustam Minnikhanov.

The 2020 WRX calendar features significant change from this year, with Silverstone and Trois Rivieres dropped from the schedule while the Nurburgring has also been added.

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