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“We’re thrilled to confirm a five-year contract extension with Höljes, a circuit loved by drivers, teams and fans alike," said James Taylor, Vice President, Rallycross at IMG. "Höljes has been a staple of the World RX schedule ever since the inception of the World Championship, and the capacity crowds that attend each and every World RX of Sweden are testament to its enduring appeal."
Described by some as the jewel in the rallycross crown, Höljes is extremely popular with both drivers and fans alike.
The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Champion, Mattias Ekstrom describes the Swedish round: "What Monaco is for Formula 1, is for Rallycross Höljes."
IMG, World RX rights holders have shifted away from hosting races at permanent venues, like Lydden Hill and Mettet, and focused more on festival styled events.
“Whilst embracing new venues and territories like Spa-Francorchamps and Abu Dhabi, it is important that we simultaneously remain true to rallycross’ heritage – and nowhere is more synonymous with our sport than Höljes," Taylor added.
Morgan Östlund, Höljes Club Chairman, added: “It’s fantastic to be able to confirm Höljes’ place on the World RX schedule for at least another five years. We have been a part of this thrilling journey from the start of the World Championship, and we are all excited to see what the future has to hold with the forthcoming electric switch, which looks set to take the discipline of rallycross to a whole new level. We’re heading towards the dawn of a bright new era – and you can be sure that there are plenty more Magic Weekends still to come!”
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