|PHOTO CREDIT: FIA World Rallycross Media|
The Catalan track has featured on the World RX calendar since 2015, proving to be a popular addition to the annual schedule amongst fans and competitors alike. The new deal comes on the same day as the World Championship announced a long-term contract extension with iconic Swedish venue Höljes.
“We are delighted to have extended our agreement with World RX of Catalunya and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. They welcomed our sport with open arms three years ago and as an event, it has consistently grown in stature, raising the bar with its first-class facilities, exciting on-track challenge and engaging off-track diversions," said James Taylor, Vice President, Rallycross at IMG. “We look forward to four more seasons of growing the discipline of rallycross in a region where motorsport has such a long and proud tradition.”
Jordi Roquer, CEO of SevenMila, the promoter of World RX of Catalunya believes that the four-year contract renewal is important, because the series become electric from 2021.
“It is especially important taking into consideration that in two years the championship will be electric, which represents an open door for all manufacturers developing electric vehicles for more sustainable mobility," said Roquer.
“We will keep working to make it more of a motorsport festival, including a fan zone that includes entertainment and activities for everyone like music and gastronomy."