Wed 28 Feb 2024

FIA World Rallycross Championship unveils 2024 calendar

Australia and Hungary join World RX schedule as ‘Battle of Technologies’ begins.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is pleased to present its 2024 calendar, with the exhilarating dual-surface action set to bring fans to their feet as the eagerly-anticipated new ‘Battle of Technologies’ races into life.

For the first time in World RX history, the cutting-edge electric RX1e cars – introduced two years ago – will go doorhandle-to-doorhandle with their sustainably-fuelled RX1 combustion counterparts as they rejoin the fray. This will add another fascinating dimension and an intriguing twist to what is already one of the most thrilling forms of motorsport on the planet.

Ratified by today’s FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting, the 2024 schedule features five double-header fixtures totalling ten rounds, preceded by a standalone FIA European Rallycross Championship curtain-raiser on 8-9 June at Essay in northern France – a circuit that last hosted Euro RX more than a decade ago.

The World Championship then kicks off at Höljes’ legendary ‘Magic Weekend’ in Sweden (6-7 July) – selected as the best event of 2023 at the recent FIA Off-Road Prize-Giving ceremony.

Three weeks later, competitors will head to Hungary, as Nyirád’s famous ‘Red Cauldron’ – which has welcomed Euro RX for the past two seasons – steps up to World Championship level for the first time on 27-28 July.

Two popular World RX venues follow, in the shape of Mettet in Belgium (17-18 August) and Montalegre in Portugal (7-8 September), before the series travels overseas. Discussions are ongoing to add an event in Asia to the calendar in the autumn, ahead of a new season finale in Australia on 30 November – 1 December.

This will mark the first time the championship has set foot ‘Down Under’, as World RX continues to explore new territories following its spectacular city-centre debut in Hong Kong last November.

Arne Dirks, Managing Director, Rallycross Promoter GmbH, said:

“We’re excited to officially present the 2024 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar. A huge amount of hard work has gone into putting this schedule together, and we must thank all of our stakeholders for their earnest efforts and support.

“With a mixture of traditional rallycross favourites such as Höljes, Montalegre and Mettet, a very well-deserved promotion for Nyirád following two excellent European Championship events, a maiden visit to Australia and a return to France, we have a truly global and compelling calendar sure to whet the appetite of competitors and fans alike – and one befitting of such a landmark season as the ‘Battle of Technologies’ gets underway in style.

“We are looking forward to seeing the RX1e cars back in action for the first time since last summer, and curious to discover how they compare against the sustainably-fuelled combustion cars on the grid. As we all know in rallycross, there will be absolutely no quarter given.

“Looking further ahead, we are already in the advanced stages of finalising next year’s plans, with even more interest from major new markets, so we look forward to confirming and presenting the 2025 World RX dates in due course.”

2024 FIA World Rallycross Championship Calendar

June 8-9 Euro RX of France, Essay (Euro RX only)
July 6-7 World RX of Sweden, Höljes
July 27-28 World RX of Hungary, Nyirád *
August 17-18 World RX of Benelux, Mettet
September 7-8 World RX of Portugal, Montalegre
November 30 – December 1 World RX of Australia, TBA *

* Subject to circuit homologation

All European events to include FIA European Rallycross Championships

Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM