The FIA has announced its decision to postpone the electrification implementation for World Rallycross Championships for by one year, due to the economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision to delay electric implementation until 2022, was approved by a World Motor Sport Council e-vote, taken in consultation with IMG, the promoter of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Kreisel Electric, the approved supplier of the electrification kit, and GCK Energy, the approved supplier of energy.
All parties remain committed to the original strategy built around independent teams that are currently competing in, or looking to enter the series, which was conceived with sustainability and cost control at its core.
Paul Bellamy, senior vice president of Motorsports Events at IMG, says, “At this stage, plans for the new FIA eRX Junior championship remain unaffected by this decision and work towards the electrification of this category will continue for 2021, with a complete car supply and championship organization on an all-inclusive arrive and drive format. While together with the FIA, teams and partners we are committed to an electric future for rallycross, we believe it is prudent to focus on health and well-being during these challenging and uncertain times.”