This is coming to you less than a week before the FIA World Rallycross Championship begins. This event turns what some see as hot hatch street cars into growling, gravel- and asphalt-tearing 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, 8,000rpm monsters graced with 900Nm of torque and 600bhp.
Kicking Off The World Rallycross Championship In Style
The World Rallycross Championship kicks off at the Montalegre Rallycross race circuit in Portugal. The event schedule for the Rallycross doesn’t disappoint, with events such as stunt shows, drift shows, aeroplane stunt displays and more on offer. For the UK, the Rallycross is stopping at Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Kent on May 27th, 28th and 29th, tickets are already available for this. More information on the scheduled events of Lydden Hill will be available here, closer to the 27th of May.
So Who Should I Look Out For?
Drivers in the Championship include reigning champion, Petter Solberg and 9 times World Rally Championship title holding, Sebastien Loeb. If you have watched Ken Block’s Gymkhana 8 drifting video, you’ll be jumping at the chance to see Block star as one half of the Hoonigan Racing Division, a brand new team for 2016. Joining Ken Block is Andreas Bakkerud, the holder of the Rallycross Champion title for 2011 and 2012.
Getting There Is Too Much Bother? Don’t Worry!
If you’re not set on driving all the way down to Kent, then bring the dust, tension (and hopefully heat) into your living room. The Rallycross will be available on British Eurosport channel (live or as-live) and for the highlights go over to Quest.
The Journey Might Be Worth It After Seeing This…
If you need a last push of persuasion, to get a teaser of what to expect from the Rallycross, watch the video below of the season review for 2014.