The inaugural season of the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires is shaping up to be a hugely competitive affair, with entries already well into double figures and time fast running out for drivers to book their place for the Belgian curtain-raiser.

With the first round of the 2017 campaign set to take place at Mettet on 12-14 May, there are now just three days remaining until entries close, with a final deadline of Thursday, 13 April.

In addition to those competitors already confirmed – reigning RX Lites Champion Cyril Raymond (France), Swedish young gun William Nilsson, American ace Tanner Whitten, brother and sister Andreas and Jessica Bäckman (Sweden) and rally converts Guillaume De Ridder (Belgium) and Vasiliy Gryazin (Russia) – further names and nationalities are due to be announced over the coming days, with potential entries from no fewer than ten different countries and three continents.

Indeed, so great has interest been in the FIA World Rallycross Championship feeder series that organisers expect to see fields of up to 20 at most events, with some already looking likely to reach the 25-car maximum. 

“We’re delighted that the rebranding of RX Lites as RX2 and the closer affiliation to the pinnacle of the sport in the FIA World Rallycross Championship has resulted in such tremendous enthusiasm for our series this year,” remarked Andreas Eriksson, CEO of RX2 rights-holder Olsbergs MSE.

“Ever since we launched the first RX2 car back in January, the phone has not stopped ringing and we have been overwhelmed by applications to compete from drivers from all around the globe and a diverse range of motor sport backgrounds and experience. RX2 is increasingly being regarded as the clear path to reach World RX, and we look forward to helping to develop the future stars of the international rallycross scene.”

To register your interest in contesting the 2017 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires, please contact Olsbergs MSE Operations Manager Ian Davies at no later than Thursday, 13 April.

The 2017 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires will take in seven rounds across three continents in support of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, visiting Mettet in Belgium, Lydden Hill in Great Britain, Hell in Norway, Höljes in Sweden, Trois-Rivières in Canada, Lohéac in France and Cape Town in South Africa.


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