RallyX team guide 2018
April 14-November 25, 2018 -- The 2018 Rallycross season comprises 12 events, commencing with the World RX of Catalunya from Apr 14-16. The season concludes in South Africa in November.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) is head-to-head short, sharp racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheatre venues. High-profile drivers are equipped with RX Supercars with over 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds, faster than an F1 car. World RX debuted in 2014 with a 12-round calendar.
Race meetings are normally run over two days and include four separate qualifying sessions, two knock-out semi-finals and one final.
In the FIA World Rallycross Championship each vehicle must run a lap with a detour once during each single race, called a “Joker lap”. This lap must be at least two seconds slower, therefore the alternative route makes the lap longer.
This season includes a round in the United States for the first time, with the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, scheduled to host the event.
2018 World RX calendar:
1: World RX of Catalunya
Apr 14-15 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2: World RX of Portugal
Apr 28-29 - Montalegre, Vila Real
3: World RX of Belgium
May 12-13 - Circuit Jules Tacheny, Charleroi
4: Speedmachine Festival - World RX of Great Britain
May 26-27 - Silverstone
5: World RX of Norway
Jun 9-10 - Lankebanen, Hell
6: World RX of Sweden
Jun 30-Jul 1 - Holjes Motorstadion, Holjes
7: World RX of Canada
Aug 4-5 - Circuit Trois-Rivieres
8: World RX of France
Sep 1-2 - Lohéac, Rennes
9: Neste World RX of Latvia
Sep 15-16 - Bikernieki National Sports Base, Riga
10: World RX of USA (Graphic to follow when circuit details available)
Sep 29-30 - Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
11: World RX of Germany
Oct 13-14 - Estering, Buxtehude
12: World RX of South Africa
Nov 24-25 - Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town