Thursday 21st of November 2019

Latvia’s place on the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar has been confirmed following support from the Riga City Council and title sponsor Neste.

The Bikernieki circuit on the outskirts of the Latvian capital of Riga will host round nine of the world championship – the Neste World RX of Riga – on September 19-20. It will be the fifth time Latvia has staged a World RX event following its debut in 2016.

The announcement was made at a press conference at the Riga Motor Museum today attended by Riga City Mayor Olegs Burovs, Latvian World RX driver Janis Baumanis, Raimonds Strokss, the director of RA Events, the local promoter and IMG's Commercial Director David Gillett. 

“The work towards securing the 2020 event has started way back and although it seemed barely possible, we did not lose hope to fill a spot on the 2020 World RX calendar,” Strokss said.


“I am extremely grateful to Riga City Council and IMG for their support, and decisiveness to reach an agreement and secure the necessary funding, that allow us to once again welcome you back to the Bikernieki circuit for a round of the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship.”

Besides the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, Latvia will also stage the fifth and final round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Euro Supercars and the sixth and final round of Euro Super1600. 

The Latvian round was one of two events marked as ‘to be confirmed’ when the 2020 World RX calendar was officially announced at the end of last month. The one remaining destination  for World RX – on July 18-19 – will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the World RX of Riga-Latvia available here 


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