FIA European Rallycross Championship

Five cars line-abreast at the start for short and sharp races of 4 to 6 laps on mixed surfaces, alternating between asphalt and gravel: these are the “explosive” ingredients of Rallycross, a discipline that first saw the light of day in 1967.

In addition to the World Championship that was introduced in 2014, three Driver’s  European Champion titles are up for grabs every year: the first is in the SuperCar category (the blue riband category, bringing together 550hp, 4WD TouringCars, capable of 0-100 kph in less than 2’’5,); the second is in the Super1600 category (front-wheel drive TouringCars with a maximum 1600cc cylinder capacity); and the third is the TouringCar category (TouringCars with a maximum 2000cc cylinder capacity, rear-wheel drive  – given that all original front-wheel drives can be converted into rear-wheel drive).

The principles of Rallycross have always been founded on the progressive evolution of the Drivers during an Event, moving through qualifying rounds (four per Driver) towards a final phase (two-Semi-Finals, followed by a Final for the very best 6 Drivers).