ABOUT RALLYCROSS

Rallycross is a combination of rallying and circuit racing. It is head-to-head short, sharping 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.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF RALLYCROSS?

Rallycross was invented by Robert Reed, who was the producer on ITV’s World of Sport programme at the time. The first event took place at Lydden Hill on 4 February back in 1967, where it quickly became a staple of Saturday afternoon sports in the UK with both ITV and BBC broadcasting rallycross. The popularity of rallycross soon spread, with the first event on the European mainland taking place in Holland in 1969, with the Scandinavian rallycross debut taking place in Sweden two years later. The FIA World Rallycross presented by Monster Energy was inaugurated in 2014 in Portugal after the FIA granted the World Championship status to the sport, becoming one of only five championships in that category.

RACING

Each event is made up of an open practice sessions, four timed qualifying heats, two knock out Semi-Finals and one Final. There are four qualifying heats with a maximum of five cars starting abreast in each race over four laps.

QUALIFYING 1 (Q1). Starting positions in the races are determined by a draw that is carried out beforehand. QUALIFYING 2-3-4 (Q2-Q3-Q4). Race starters determined according to timed classification of the previous qualifying heat.

Qualifying Classification is based on time of the driver, not the position within a race.
The Top 12 drivers are then qualified for the Semi-Finals, with odds going to Semi-Final 1 and evens in Semi-Final 2. top 3 of the two Semi-Finals progress to the Final, where the winner of the event is crowned

READ MORE ABOUT CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Drivers score Championship points at three stages of the event.

The top 16 drivers after the four qualifying heats (Intermediate Classification) score points starting from 16 for the best placed, down to one point for 16th place.
The top 12 progress to two six car Semi-Finals in which points from six for the winner to one for sixth place are awarded. The top three from each Semi-Final then enter the Final.

Scoring for the Final is as follows:

1st: 8 points
2nd: 5 points
3rd: 4 points
4th: 3 points
5th: 2 points
6th: 1 point

Maximum score in an event is 30 points (16+6+8). All points scored in all 12 rounds count.

The Team’s Championship will include all points scored by the two team drivers at all events.

R2 BOMPISO WORLD RX OF PORTUGAL

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R3 WORLD RX OF HOCKENHEIM

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R4 COYOTE WORLD RX OF BELGIUM

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Calendar FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) 2017

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy (World RX).