In previous years, World RX had the "Monster Energy Supercharge Award" that took an unexpected backseat in 2019, but will return in 2020 with the official World RX Lubricants Partner, Champion Lubricants.
The Champion Fast Start award will recognise and reward the World RX drivers who make the fastest start and are the first to reach the Champion Lubricants markers before the first corner in every qualifying race, semi-final and final at each round of the season.
At the end of each event, the drivers who have led the most times will get Champion Fast Start points: 10 points for the most successful driver, five points for the second, and three for the third. Drivers’ reaction times at the start of each race will also be recorded and used as a tie-break should two or more drivers have led in an equal number of races.
The most successful driver on the Champion Fast Start leader board, collecting the most points over the course of the season, will be crowned Fast Start winner and receive an end-of-year award.
"The Champion Fast Start Award was born out of a desire to create an additional exhilarating and rewarding spectacle for fans and drivers alike," Frédéric Decroix, the Global Marketing Director of Champion Lubricants, said.
"In line with our brand promise to ‘release the full potential,’ it creates the ideal incentive for maximum synchronisation between car and driver as a means of achieving the best possible start during this initial full throttle sprint. This is why both the drivers’ reaction time and the performance of car and driver in the race from the starting line are considered, with the drivers who are most successful in mastering this powerful yet complex association being awarded Champion Fast Start points."
The Champion Fast Start award will debut at this week’s double-header event at the Swecon World RX of Sweden.