Do you know rallycross? This is the +50 years recap.
Specifically 53 are the years that this spectacular modality of motorsport has. And its beginnings are a “madness” derived from heavy rains that annulled a horse race at Lidden Hill in 1966. Those gathered there decided to replace horses with cars. In this improvised way a new way of competing was born, which over the years has been gaining followers until becoming the rallycross that we enjoy every year on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The rallycross took a step forward a year later, in 1967 as part of the British television program World of Sport, which organized a race with famous rally drivers on the circuits of Lydden Hill and Croft. The idea moved to Holland and Austria in 1969, and then to the rest of Europe in the 1970s.
Then we leave you with the most relevant moments of our favorite sport:
1967 – The rallycross was born as a product for television
1970 – Expansion to Europe
1973 – The European Rallycross Championship is born
1982 – 4×4 all-wheel drive cars are introduced
1987 – Group B arrive at the Rallycross
1989 – International test in the SILS circuit
1998 – Kenneth Hansen champion
2010 – Xgames includes a new modality “SUPER RALLY”
2011 – GRC and ESPN join to create a new championship
2012 – Accident of Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen
2012 – Loeb wins rallycross in the XGAMES
2013 – XGAMES and GRC to carry out 4 tests around the world BRAZIL, BARCELONA, BERLIN and LOS ANGELES
2013 – IMG creates the European Rallycross Championship
2014 – Petter Solberg wins the first FIA World Rallycross Championship
2015 – The Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya joins the FIA WorldRX
2016 – Sebastien Loeb and Ken Block enter the FIA WorldRX for the entire season
2016 – Ekström wins the FIA World RX
2017 – PSRX wins the FIA World RX with Johan Kristofersson.
2018 – Several international circuits announce their entry into the FIA WorldRX
2019 – A new chapter to be completed. The 2019 season of the FIA WorldRallycross Championship will start at the beginning of April in Abudhabi and as every year our test will be one of the cathedrals of this competition.
On April 27 and 28, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be the focus of rallycross. We remind you that we continue sales until January 31 in our weekend season tickets
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