Silverstone to kick off 2018 British Rallycross Championship

05 Oct 17

The British Rallycross Championship will be the first event to run on the new Silverstone rallycross circuit next year, with the Northamptonshire-based being confirmed as the venue for the opening round of the season of 2018.

Taking place on Saturday 17th March, all of the facilities that will be used by the FIA World Rallycross Championship two months later will be operational.

For the first event, British RX will use the international paddock behind the Wing building as Silverstone prepares to run its first World RX round, as part of the SpeedMachine Festival in May. It is expected that future British RX events will use the Stowe Circuit Paddock and an alternative start line.

“It’s great to have the British Rallycross Championship coming to Silverstone. This is not only a world rallycross circuit, we will run world and national rallycross events here. The first round of the British Championship will help us understand how to operate the circuit too,” said Silverstone Managing Director, Stuart Pringle.

“Motorsport fans like Silverstone, it’s an iconic location, easy to get to with two arterial motorways either side and a dual carriageway to the door. It will be brilliant to offer the whole rallycross community the chance to race at Silverstone. It’s a very exciting addition to our calendar.”

The full 2018 calendar will be released in the coming weeks.

The 2017 season will draw to a close at Croft on October 21/22 where a champion will be crowned in the final round of the season. The iconic Grand Prix will also be run around the North Yorkshire-based track.

For more information, including ticketing, visit the Croft website: http://croftcircuit.co.uk/racing/british-rallycross-oct