2016 World RX calendar presented, Italy & Turkey out, Latvia is in
2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar was presented today. The calendar, which is still subject to confirmation by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, consists of 12 rounds, one less than 2015 calendar. Compared to this year, new event in the championship will be Latvian round in Riga (1/2 October), while Italian round at Franciacorta and Turkish round at Intercity Istanbul Park have both been omitted.
First four events will be the same as in 2015. Kick-starter event will be held at Montalegre in Portugal in April. A return to the legendary Hockenheimring follows, which will see World RX join DTM series again for its season-opening weekend on 7th and 8th May. Belgian round at Mettet and British round at Lydden Hill remain third and fourth in the calendar. Norwegian event at Hell will be fifth round, while German event at Estering is moved from fifth to eleventh round. The order of other events (Sweden, Canada, France, Spain) remain unchanged, while Latvian event will be Round 10. Argentinean round will once again wrap the season.
The FIA European Rallycross Championship will continue to run at five World RX rounds (Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Barcelona and Latvia). The Super1600 Championship will comprise of six rounds (Portugal, Great Britain, Sweden, France, Barcelona and Germany) while the competitive TouringCar series will be made up of five events (Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Latvia and Germany). It is expected that the RX Lites Cup will follow a similar schedule to 2015.