Pol Espargaró & Albert Llovera ambassadors at the CatalunyaRX official presentation.
Today has presented the fifth edition of the CatalunyaRX to be held this weekend (27 and 28 April) at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Albert Llovera, Pol Espargaró, Gerard Farrés and Cristina Gutiérrez will be some of the protagonists. The FIA World Rallycross Championship has already landed at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The sports facilities were today the venue for the presentation of the second appointment on the calendar, the World RX of Catalunya. This year marks the fifth edition of the event, which will be held on April 27 and 28. The emotion of one of the most spectacular disciplines is back, which will be accompanied by the European Super RX 1600, the RX2 category and the local car cross test, the Hot Wheels RX Stars Race.
The presentation ceremony was chaired by Vicenç Aguilera , president of the Circuit; Toni Reig, director of the Consell Català de l’Esport, Pere Rodríguez, mayor of Montmeló; Torben Olsen, general manager of the FIA World Rallycross Championship; and Jordi Roquer, on behalf of the local promoter. Also present were some of the participants, such as Albert Llovera, RX2 driver, and Pol Espargaró, who will participate in the Hot Wheels RX Star Race.
Vicenç Aguilera, president of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, highlighted the relevance of the event. “It is the third world championship that the Circuit has, a milestone that few tracings of the world have been able to achieve.The championship is exciting, with fast, fun and surprise-effect races,” he said.
The president of the Circuit also wanted to highlight the great reception of the event for its spectacular: “Anyone who has been here in recent years is delighted because there is also a very attractive program of activities that will complement the sporting event. track of electric karts, a reproduction of the track with miniature cars for the little ones, simulators, the signature session of the pilots, the possibility of driving high performance cars such as the GT and many others, all this can be lived with a paddock open to the public.
“The director of the Consell Català de l’Esport, Toni Reig wanted to congratulate this initiative because doing things in the Circuit is a synonym of success and is an advantage for the territory, as it ends up being one of the best ambassadors of Catalonia, is an open door that we have in the world. “The representation of the pilots has been defended today by Albert Llovera and Pol Espargaró. The Dakarian, meanwhile, has shared his feelings before facing sprint races in the RX2 category.
“It’s a discipline with a lot of adrenaline that will be difficult for me, I think the most important part is the concentration, from the moment of the green light and the start, and not letting a tenth escape from the beginning,” he explained. Espargaró is the local pilot of the edition. It is also the first time he accepts the challenge of participating in a Car Cross test, in this case the Hot Wheels RX Stars Race. The MotoGP ™ rider was “very excited and eager to race at home” and has shared the reasons that led him to make this decision: “I was encouraged because I have a couple of friends who like the discipline and because it is the circuit of the house and running here, whatever it is is very exciting, “he confessed.
Tickets with pre-sale discount until 26/04
Tickets can be purchased in advance from € 30 on www.catalunyarx.com. There is the possibility of obtaining a one-day ticket (Saturday and Sunday) or a pass to witness the activity on the track throughout the weekend. Tickets packages are also available to facilitate assistance to families and groups of friends with special prices. All entrances give access to the Barcelona-Catalonia Circuit with a grandstand seat in the Stadium area, with maximum visibility to the layout, as well as access to the paddock and in the zone.
Access to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
The competition will start on Saturday at 08:55 h. Attendees can access through Gate 1, as well as for the West Access from 8.30 am on the two days of the World RX of Catalunya. The Open Tribunes to be able to follow all the activity will be C, G and B; and you can park in car parks A1, A2 and A3.
Official CatalunyaRX 2019 entry lists: