World Rallycross Championship
The FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) is head-to-head short, sharp racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheatre venues. High-profile drivers are equipped with RX Supercars with over 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds – faster than an F1 car. World RX debuted in 2014 with a 12-round calendar and included events in Argentina, Canada and throughout Europe. Formula One venues in Germany (Hockenheim) and Spain (Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona) are both used to host World RX rounds and in 2016, an all-new city race in Riga, Latvia, was added. In 2017, World RX will visit Africa for the first time as the World Championship visits the Killarney circuit in Cape Town, South Africa. Race meetings are normally run over two days and include four separate qualifying sessions, two knock-out semi-finals and one final.