The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will continue to visit the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for at least the next four seasons, following a multi-year extension to the contract agreed today (25 October).
The Catalan track has featured on the World RX calendar since 2015, proving to be a popular addition to the annual schedule amongst fans and competitors alike. The new deal comes on the same day as the World Championship announced a long-term contract extension with iconic Swedish venue Holjes, underscoring the series’ current good health.
James Taylor, Vice President, Rallycross at IMG, said: “We are delighted to have extended our agreement with World RX of Catalunya and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. They welcomed our sport with open arms three years ago and as an event, it has consistently grown in stature, raising the bar with its first-class facilities, exciting on-track challenge and engaging off-track diversions.
“We look forward to four more seasons of growing the discipline of rallycross in a region where motorsport has such a long and proud tradition.”
Jordi Roquer, CEO, SevenMila, Promoter of World RX of Catalunya, added: “We are really happy to renew with the FIA World Rallycross Championship with a four-year contract. It is especially important taking into consideration that in two years the championship will be electric, which represents an open door for all manufacturers developing electric vehicles for more sustainable mobility.
“Moreover, we will continue growing the event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. We will keep working to make it more of a motorsport festival, including a fan zone that includes entertainment and activities for everyone like music and gastronomy. World RX of Catalunya is also a big opportunity for local competitions, and ‘Car Cross’ will continue to have a big presence at the event with local drivers.”