RallyX on Ice will form part of Sweden’s ‘Winter Olympics’ in 2020, as the annual rallycross season curtain-raiser at an exciting new purpose-built track for a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-takes-all single-day showdown in Luleå on 28 March.
In recent times, RallyX on Ice has graced some of Scandinavia’s premier rallycross tracks and most recently – in spring 2019 – participants tackled three challenging courses laid out over a frozen lake in Åre, Sweden. Along the way, the series has attracted some of the biggest names in motorsport, from FIA World Rallycross Championship superstars Andreas Bakkerud and Timmy Hansen, and Indycar - Josef Newgarden and Hélio Castroneves.
The single-day event will be preceded by official test days and will comprise three competitions – the bill-topping Supercar Lites for identical 310bhp, four-wheel-drive rallycross cars; the spectacular 400bhp+ two-wheel-drive Supernational class; and the always well-supported CrossCar/Crosskart category.
The 2020 event is set to be the highest-profile yet, taking place as it will within the framework of SM-veckan – Sweden’s multi-sport ‘Winter Olympics’, which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary and showcases a wide range of disciplines from biathlon and cross-country skiing to dog-sledding, Alpine slalom, jiu-jitsu and powerlifting.
"We are delighted to unveil the ‘new-look’ RallyX on Ice for 2020, and to be included in Sweden’s high-profile SM-veckan is another endorsement of the growing popularity of our winter motorsport series," said Jan-Erik Steen, CEO of RallyX on Ice promoter, RX Promotion.
Alongside the Swedish Winter Rallycross Championship, RallyX on Ice will add a dynamic dimension to SM-veckan, as some of the sport’s finest talents go wheel-to-wheel and doorhandle-to-doorhandle on a purpose-built track on the frozen Lule River, right in the heart of Luleå, the capital of Norrbotten County on Sweden’s northern coast.
"If the interest received so far is any indication, we expect grids to fill up fast, because one thing is for sure – the upcoming RallyX on Ice festival will be the most exciting and compelling yet, both on and off-track!" Steen added.
Written By - Junaid Samodien.