The FIA World Rallycross has revealed circuit for the inaugural visit to the United States.
The United States will be host to round 10 of the 12 event FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for the first time in the championships history on September 29-30.
The new purpose built rallycross track was revealed at the Circuit of Americas, Texas, the only permanent rallycross track in the United States. The track is located in the existing stadium section of the circuit between turns 12 and 15 making the most of the natural amphitheatre feel with fans being able to see the whole circuit from any seat.
“The inaugural World Rallycross (WRX) of USA will be a key moment for the World Championship, and we believe COTA is an ideal venue from which to showcase the series to a new audience. We have been wanting to race in the USA for a while, and the opportunity has now presented itself to come here. With competing brands, such as Volkswagen, Audi, Peugeot and Renault, the USA is a significant territory for all involved with the World Championship as well as being integral to its continued global growth,” said World RX Managing Director for IMG Paul Bellamy.
Whilst Bobby Epstein, chairman of Circuit of Americas, said “World Rallycross is exciting and fan-friendly. The new course that has been designed is sure to challenge the drivers and wow the spectators. I look forward to their action-packed partnership for years to come.”
Also using the COTA rallycross track will be the new Americas Rallycross series, with American rallycross stars Tanner Foust and Scott Speed having already been announced.