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World Rallycross Championship

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World Rallycross Championship

World Rallycross Championship
World Rallycross Championship
World Rallycross Championship
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Current Season : 2020
Established : 2014
Sport : Motorsport
Location : Worldwide
Website : www.fiaworldrallycross.com
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World Rallycross Championship

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. 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.