|PHOTO CREDIT: Nürburgring|
Germany returns to the FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar after a one-year hiatus.
Based around the Mullenbachsleife section of the Grand Prix circuit, the new one-kilometer track features alternating asphalt and gravel surfaces as well as fast corners and long straights.
The start line for the World RX track is located at turn six (Nürburgring circuit), the highest point of the rallycross track, heading into a 90-degree right-hander to start the lap. From there the track drops down steeply after turn 2, transitioning from gravel to tarmac, before a second tarmac section at turn three, with the joker lap section positioned around the outside of turn 4, a left-hander followed by another gravel section before reaching the timing line positioned on the back straight.
The circuit has an elevation change of over 15 meters across the lap and gradients of up to 12%.
"The track looks amazing and we are confident that the racing will be highly competitive and that World RX will become an important date on the German motorsport calendar," Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of motorsports events at IMG, said. "We are particularly looking forward to bringing Projekt E, our new rallycross electric racing series, to the Nurburgring."