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NESTE WORLD RX OF RIGA TO HOST TWO WORLD RX ROUNDS

RĪGA, LATVIA
26/06/2020

Due to the impact of Covid-19, the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy has had to change the dates, locations and order of events in the 2020 calendar. Most recently, Neste World RX of Riga, taking place in the Biķernieki circuit on September 19 and 20, will host not one, but two World RX events.

“2020 has brought a lot of challenges, which have required brave and responsible solutions. Championship promoter, event organizers and competitors are hoping to have a full World RX season, so we have found a way to organize two full World RX events on a single weekend – meaning twice the amount of scored qualifyings, twice the live TV broadcasts, and significantly more attention globally,” says Neste World RX of Riga organizer Raimonds Strokšs.

“We now know that the fifth round of the championship will take place on Saturday, while Sunday will be reserved for round six. These are significant changes, which will be followed by work on creating detailed plans for each day of competition. In addition to World RX, Riga will also host a round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar class, as well as a Project E event for electric rallycross cars. Though, the recent adjustments mean that Biķernieki will not host the FIA European Rallycross Championship round for the Super1600 class this year,” adds Raimonds Strokšs.

Neste World RX of Riga organizers want to note that the event date has not changed and remains September 19 and 20, but, due to Covid-19 forced limits on public gatherings, ticket sales have been stopped at the moment. “At the moment, there is no information on what limitations sport event organizers will have to follow in September. With that, we do not know the limits on the number of spectators allowed or any other rules that we will have to follow, so, until this information becomes available, we have stopped ticket sales. We will closely monitor the national guidelines and work with the responsible authorities to create a precise event plan and find the best way to organize the teams and fans in Biķernieki, to guarantee a safe event for everyone,” concludes Raimonds Strokšs.

FIA World Rallycross Championship event Neste World RX of Riga 2020 is possible thanks to the support provided by the Rīga city council, event title sponsor Neste, sponsor Pafbet, and our partner Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD).

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FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY 2020 PRELIMINARY CALENDAR:

  1. SWECON WORLD RX OF SWEDEN – Sweden, Holjes – August 22/23
  2. SWECON WORLD RX OF SWEDEN – Sweden, Holjes – August 22/23
  3. CAPITALBOX WORLD RX OF FINLAND – Finland, Kouvola – August 29/30
  4. CAPITALBOX WORLD RX OF FINLAND – Finland, Kouvola – August 29/30
  5. NESTE WORLD RX OF RIGA – Latvia, Rīga – September 19/20
  6. NESTE WORLD RX OF RIGA – Latvia, Rīga – September 19/20
  7. SPA WORLD RX OF BENELUX – Belgium, Spa – October 3/4
  8. WORLD RX OF PORTUGAL – Portugal, Montalegre – October 10/11
  9. WORLD RX OF CATALUNYA-BARCELONA – Spain, Barcelona – October 17/18
  10. WORLD RX OF ABU DHABI – UAE, Abu Dhabi – October 30/31
  11. WORLD RX OF GERMANY – Germany, Nurburgring – December 12/13