Until a few days ago, the World RX de Catalunya-Barcelona had to host the eighth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, a race that was to be held over the weekend of October 17 and 18. He Last Wednesday everything changed when the FIA confirmed the cancellation of the World RX of Portugal and announced that the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya would host two rounds in a single weekend.
This fThe format has already been repeated in the last three visits to the FIA World Rallycross Championship this 2020, in Sweden (R1 and R2), Finland (R3 and R4) and Riga-Latvia (R5 and R6). It is a new format that helps reduce equipment travel, thus increasing safety in relation to Covid-19.
The rallycross will therefore arrive in Catalonia under two names: the World RX of Barcelona-Pirineos 2030 and the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona. Each of the two rounds will be held in its entirety in a single day. The first test, which will be held on Saturday, October 17 and which will correspond to the seventh round (R7) of the World RX will have the name of Barcelona-Pyrenees 2030.
The second round, which will be held on Sunday, October 18, will correspond to the eighth round (R8) of the World RX and will maintain the usual name of the World RX de Catalunya-Barcelona. In the two days you will be able to see the competitions corresponding to the categories World RX with the Supercars and EuroRX with the Super1600. By reducing the competition to a single day, the fourth qualifying session is not held and each competition will have: Q1, Q2, Q3, semi-finals and final.
Behind closed doors
Due to the health crisis derived from the pandemic of the Covid-19 and the current situation in Catalunya, the organization together with the local authorities and the international promoter, has decided to hold the event behind closed doors.
This difficult decision has been made in accordance with public health criteria, to guarantee the safety and health of all the people involved in the event.
With regard to the refund of the amount of the tickets, on the web www.catalunyarx.com you will find all the information.