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Old 17 Oct 2016, 11:05 (Ref:3680873)   #1
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World Rallycross Championship 2017

Calendar for next years Championship has been revealed:

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...ces-draft-2017

12 rounds in the World Championship again and, as suspected, South Africa will replace Argentina.

WR1 - Barcelona, Spain – 1/2 April
WR2 - Montalegre, Portugal – 22/23 April
WR3 - Hockenheim, Germany – 4/5/6 May
WR4 - Mettet, Belgium – 13/14 May
WR5 - Lydden Hill, GB – 27/28 May
WR6 - Hell, Norway – 10/11 June
WR7 - Holjes, Sweden – 1/2 July
WR8 - Trois-Rivieres, Canada – 5/6 August
WR9 - Loheac, France – 2/3 September
WR10 - Riga, Latvia – 16/17 September
WR11 - Estering, Germany – 30 September/01 October
WR12 - Cape Town, South Africa – 11/12 November

5 Round European Rallycross Championship:

ER1 (WR1) - Barcelona, Spain – 1/2 April
ER2 (WR6) - Hell, Norway – 10/11 June
ER3 (WR7) - Holjes, Sweden – 1/2 July
ER4 (WR9) - Loheac, France – 2/3 September
ER1 (WR10) - Riga, Latvia – 16/17 September

6 Round Super 1600 Championship:

S1600R1 (WR2) - Montalegre, Portugal – 22/23 April
S1600R2 (WR4) - Mettet, Belgium – 13/14 May
S1600R3 (WR7) - Holjes, Sweden – 1/2 July
S1600R4 (WR9) - Loheac, France – 2/3 September
S1600R5 (WR10) - Riga, Latvia – 16/17 September
S1600R6 (WR11) - Estering, Germany – 30 September/01 October

5 Round Touring Car Championship:

TCR1 (WR1) - Barcelona, Spain – 1/2 April
TCR2 (WR4) - Mettet, Belgium – 13/14 May
TCR3 (WR5) - Lydden Hill, GB – 27/28 May
TCR4 (WR6) - Hell, Norway – 10/11 June
TCR5 (WR11) - Estering, Germany – 30 September/01 October

7 Round RX2 (RX Lite) Championship:

RX2R1 (WR4) - Mettet, Belgium – 13/14 May
RX2R2 (WR5) - Lydden Hill, GB – 27/28 May
RX2R3 (WR6) - Hell, Norway – 10/11 June
RX2R4 (WR7) - Holjes, Sweden – 1/2 July
RX2R5 (WR8) - Trois-Rivieres, Canada – 5/6 August
RX2R6 (WR9) - Loheac, France – 2/3 September
RX2R7 (WR12) - Cape Town, South Africa – 11/12 November
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 11:20 (Ref:3680876)   #2
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Interesting, so, so far Argentina and Turkey have decided its not a goer.

Might be a no for Lydden next year, without the ERX the grids are a little thin. and next year its dumbed down even more with rwd instead of s1600

Seems we really are the poorest of poor relations.
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 11:34 (Ref:3680882)   #3
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Interesting, so, so far Argentina and Turkey have decided its not a goer.
I can't comment on Turkey, but I know there have been issues with the round in Argentina, so I'm not surprised that has been dropped.

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Might be a no for Lydden next year, without the ERX the grids are a little thin. and next year its dumbed down even more with rwd instead of s1600
Yeah, shame that Lydden won't get the S1600 next year, as it's my fave of the supporting classes.
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 15:02 (Ref:3680926)   #4
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It's only a guess but Turkey was probably dropped because of the instability in the country. Argentina had some issues as you mentioned also.

They should not have the last rounds somewhere far away though. Since the cars are shipped back from Argentina (guess they will ship them back from South Africa too), there is little time to get the cars ready for the coming season unless you build new cars.

Having a round so far away and then having to ship the cars over there is not good either. Firstly, you have to go across the globe for a result that probably won't matter unless you can make the podium. Like for example, the title has already been decided and drivers far back don't have much too drive for except winning the round.

Secondly, the break is so long. I mean shouldn't it be better having South Africa earlier in the season? Waiting over a month for the last round feels a bit odd.
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 21:28 (Ref:3680986)   #5
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Again no Lydden for me, no point in spending the trip from Rotterdam to Lydden for a handful of cars. Belgium is a no go either, we don't like the circuit that much and now the the ERX is gone here too there is no reason to go. What a dreadful decision by the organisation!
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 21:28 (Ref:3680987)   #6
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There is only one round worth visiting for me: Höljes! But for how long?
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Old 17 Oct 2016, 21:46 (Ref:3680990)   #7
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Agreed, just vote with your feet, don't attend, or save up and go to the round you really want to go to, they will put up the ticket prices no matters what is on so as regulars you can only vote with your wallets.

IMG get more and more cretinous by the week.
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The thing I don't get is, we have UK competitors in both the European Supercars and the Super 1600's and they are not scheduled for Lydden, yet the two classes with no UK interest are.
I can't see any logic in this decision at all, could anyone explain????
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Old 18 Oct 2016, 10:36 (Ref:3681066)   #9
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Probably money

It seems they are holding ERRX at the venues that get the biggest attendances.

Dumb as dumb gets, but then again you couldn't really get anymore people in Lydden or Estering by he sound of it, so you are probably better off getting the big fields at places that can host them
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First bit of driver news for 2017! Magda Andersson confirms the sale of her Touring Car and that she is looking at a Supercar for 2017:

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/ar...upercar-outing
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Old 21 Oct 2016, 21:42 (Ref:3681822)   #11
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I always think wouldn't it be nice if some sort of manufacturer of products that woman buy would be a sponsor of an all woman based RX team? And then coverage by something like Discovery to review the team through its process?
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I always think wouldn't it be nice if some sort of manufacturer of products that woman buy would be a sponsor of an all woman based RX team? And then coverage by something like Discovery to review the team through its process?
In America this would happen (see NASCAR and it's large amount of sponsors) but not in Europe.
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Not news as such, but has anyone read the post by ERC24 on Facebook concerning Ekstrom? For those who have missed it:

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For many a year not keen to take part in "dirty" Rallycross events, Mattias Ekström is truly "living" the motorsport of his father Bengt now. However, from Sweden we understood that his racing future is uncertain. Time will tell if Audi is still interested in his services. The German car manufacturers were not in love with Rallycross over the last three decades and it needs to be seen if the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship title could bring a change to that...
Notably the first comment in reply to the picture indicates that the "EKS RX" Facebook page has now renamed itself "EKS". Do we think Ekstrom will return in 2017, or will he stick to DTM?
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Old 22 Oct 2016, 14:36 (Ref:3681921)   #14
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Would be a bad sign a guess. But on the other hand: if Audi didn't like it thus far, they also didn't fund him I guess? This means his team can run without Audi's support? Would he still have decades to go in DTM? I understand Audi wants clean Motorsports, like BMW and Mercedes, but then they also should stop bragging about the old quattro days! At least the S1 is some sort of worthy replacement for the old S1: short, boxy, wide and fast...
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Is the WRX going to adapt to the new WRC body shapes in 2017? Can we for example expect to see Solberg in a XXL C3?
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