The FIA World Rallycross Championship has today revealed the provisional 11-round 2020 calendar, with the Nurburging and Portugal's Montalegre circuit officially confirmed.
In an evolution of the 2019 calendar, Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona (Spain) will host the season opener in April before the championship concludes in mid-November in South Africa.
The provisional calendar does not include a British, Canadian or Latvian round, but World RX confirms that two locations of the 11-round calendar will be revealed in the coming weeks, pending FIA World Motorsport Council final ratification.
Portugal returns to the calendar after a one-year hiatus. The Montalegre circuit hosted the opening round of the first FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2014, and in 2020 the circuit will host the second round of the championship.
Spa-Francorchamps will host the third round of the championship. While the World RX of Germany makes its debut on August 1-2 at the Mullenbachsleife within the Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit layout.
Elsewhere the calendar has a traditional with events in the rallycross heartlands of Hell in Norway in June, Holjes in Sweden on 4-5 July and Loheac (France) in early September.
"World RX continues to flourish as our footprint grows. We have put together a perfect blend of traditional rallycross circuits and bold new venues for 2020," said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of Motorsports at IMG.
"We are delighted to add Nurburgring to the FIA World Rallycross Championship and equally pleased to welcome back Portugal in 2020 and extend our partnership with the City of Cape Town until 2021.
“Last year we added Abu Dhabi and Spa-Francorchamps. Next season Nurburgring joins the family and we will have further details of the two other destinations for 2020 shortly.
The traditional FIA European Rallycross Championship classes for Euro Supercar and Super1600 will continue to support world championship rounds as will the RX2 International series.
In addition, to an already thrilling calendar, the 2020 season will also usher in the all-electric rallycross development series, codenamed Projekt E, which will feature at a number of the European rounds of the world championship.
"We are also thrilled to bring Projekt E, the first electric production-based motorsport series, to our rallycross portfolio as further proof of our commitment to a world which is rapidly embracing EV technologies," Bellamy added.
The calendars for Projekt E and the RX2 International series will be released soon.
Written By: Junaid Samodien