Johan Kristoffersson and KYB Team JC crowned champions after the cancellation of the World RX of Germany.
The two penultimate rounds of the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The last event of the season was due to be held on 12-13 December at the Nurburgring, but due to the rise in number of infections the organisers have cancelled the event.
With no more scheduled events on the calendar Kristoffersson has been named 2020 FIA World Rallycross Champion whilst KYB Team JC have been confirmed as the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Team Champions.
“We were all very much looking forward to this premiere at our race tracks,” says Nurburgring Manaing Director Mirco Markfort. “The FIA World Rallycross Championship is an entertaining and action-packed format that further enriches our portfolio. Nevertheless, this decision is essential for the benefit of all involved and their health. Although the Nurburgring has successfully proved over the months that events with spectators also work in the context of infection protection, the situation is now a different one due to the sharp rise in the number of infections.”
Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of Motorsport Events at IMG says, “We offer our warmest congratulations to Johan and the KYB Team JC for their well-deserved titles. We are disappointed we were not able to hold our final event in Germany, but are very proud of the season we were able to produce throughout these unprecedented times, and our deepest gratitude goes to all our event organisers, partners and fans for their patience and continued support though it all.”
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