The world’s best rallycross drivers are confirmed to compete at World RX of South Africa, Cape Town (7-8 October) and World RX of China, Hong Kong (11-12 November) this year driving ZEROID X1 vehicles.
Following an FIA World Motorsport Council extraordinary e-vote (1 September), the final four rounds of the 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship season will run as scheduled, with drivers competing in RX2e-category vehicles. In both Cape Town and Hong Kong, drivers will score championship points in the ongoing battle to be crowned 2023 drivers’ world champion.
Taking into account the continuing investigation into the fire at Lydden Hill on 21 July which destroyed both Special ONE Racing RX1e cars and the logistics timeframe of shipping cars to Cape Town, it has been decided that the drivers will compete in ZEROID X1 vehicles.
The cars will then be relocated to China for the season-ending double-header, as World RX heads to the streets of downtown Hong Kong for the first time in the championship’s history.
“Rallycross Promoter is absolutely committed to travelling to Cape Town and Hong Kong for the final rounds of the season,” stated Rallycross Promoter Managing Director, Arne Dirks.
“What is absolutely paramount is that the world’s best drivers are there to compete, and we are absolutely certain that fans will be treated to a spectacular weekend of action in both locations.
“We thank the teams for their fantastic co-operation in making sure we will have a pulsating completion to the 2023 season.” A minimum of eight drivers have been confirmed for the event in Cape Town next month, headlined by current championship leader, Johan Kristoffersson.