Rallycross is a form of motorsport which has been invented more than 50 years ago. In the last five years the FIA World Rallycross Championship became one of the most popular motorsport championships in the world.
Just like most forms of motorsport, rallycross was also born in Great Britain. The sport was invented by Robert Reed, who was the producer on ITV’s World of Sport programme at the time. The first race took place in Lydden Hill on 4th February in 1967. In the recent years rallycross has become the most growing sport in the world. The FIA World Rallycross Championship was inaugurated in 2014. The Supercars they are driving in the World Championship can produce more than 600 hp and accelerate 0-100 km/h less than 2 seconds – faster than a Formula 1 car!
The series is incredibly spectator-friendly. Besides that the whole track can be seen from one tribune thanks to the amphitheatre venues, the organizers provide excellent opportunities for the fans to get as much close to the cars and the drivers and experience the incredible atmosphere of the sport as it’s possible.
The races are short but head-to-head. The drivers need to perform at their best within 4-6 laps while 6 cars are racing wheel-to-wheel on mixed surfaces (asphalt and dirt). Pure adrenaline rush for both the drivers and fans!
Many short and eventful races are held within a race weekend, therefore the fans could see different cars and drivers racing against each other in every 5-10 minutes! A lot of small races inside the big one with constantly changing lineups on the grid – impossible to get bored of it!