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08 Jul 2016

WRX: RX Down Under

Category: News, WRX Posted 08.07.16 12:22 by

RallySport magazine are reporting that Raleigh International Raceway, near Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia is gearing up for a FIA World Rallycross Championship event.

 

The Raleigh International Raceway near the coastal city of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales, Australia is being prepared and primed for a FIA World Rallycross Championship round in the not so distant future.

Australian magazine RallySport report that Raleigh International Raceway will host a four-round Rallycross series in 2016, with the aim of World RX.

The Raceway is a well established track, having received approval from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport in the mid 1980s.

The 1.1 kilometre circuit currently consists of 50% dirt and 50% tarmac, and already includes a 132-metre “Joker Lap” section.

RallySport report that Helen Haworth, the Raleigh Motorsports Association Marketing manager, has confirmed that they are now in the process of extending the track to a length of 1.5km, with the ultimate goal of hosting a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

This event would certainly meet the requirements of IMG’s growing appetite for International events. The 2016 championship season currently includes two events outside of Europe, in Argentina and Canada; and would give the opportunity to expose and promote Rallycross in the Southern hemisphere.