Tuesday 29 October 2019

Nürburgring to join World Rallycross calendar from 2020.

The Nürburgring will host the German round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship from next season. 

Although no track layout has been released, the World RX championship will race around the Müllenbachschleife (Müllenbach loop).

"This is going to be a very spectacular weekend. We are proud that we were able to bring this unique World Championship to the Nürburgring", said Nürburgring CEO Mirco Markfort. 

World RX has visited Germany in previous years with racing at the Estering and the Hockenheimring. However, in 2019 the German round was dropped off the calendar. 

The Müllenbach loop colored in red.
The 2020 FIA World Rallycross calendar is taking shape after the announcement last week of Portugal returning to the calendar, and Spa-Francorchamps hosting the World RX event on May 16-17. In addition to these announcements, South Africa will continue to host World RX up until 2021. 

Dates for the Portuguese and South African rounds in 2020 are yet to be announced. However, in today's announcement, the Nürburgring will host its maiden World RX event on 1/2 August 2020. 

It remains unclear if any of the existing World RX will be dropped for the 2020 season. 

Written By Junaid Samodien

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