- Finnskogbanen in Norway to make its debut on the RallyX Nordic schedule
- Final piece of the 2019 calendar jigsaw confirms 7 rounds, 6 events and 5 nations
- Season begins with Holjes double-header and includes inaugural round in Latvia
The 2019 RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires calendar has been finalised with confirmation it will for the first time visit Finnskogbanen for the series’ annual Norwegian round.
Founded in 1990 and located 160km north of Oslo, while Finnskogbanen is a well-established Norwegian rallycross venue this is the first time it will feature on the RallyX Nordic schedule. At 833m, the Finnskogbanen track is compact, fast and renowned for its technical challenge.
Taking place on July 27-28 as part of a back-to-back with Riga, Finnskogbanen’s confirmation officially finalises the 2019 schedule, which for the first time will comprise seven rounds across six venues and five countries.
The season kicks off on May 17-19 with the series’ first-ever double-header event at iconic Holjes, before travelling to Nysum in Denmark for round two, followed by Riga, Finnskogbanen and Kouvola in Finland. The teams will then return to Sweden in September for the Tierp Arena final round showdown.
Ian Davies, RallyX Nordic Chief Operating Officer, commented: “With the confirmation of Finnskogbanen, we have completed a fantastic schedule for 2019, one that serves to emphasise the growth and significance of RallyX Nordic. With two brilliant new venues in Finnskogbanen and Bikernieki, a double-header opener in Holjes and a grandstand finale lined up in Tierp, plus what will no doubt be well-attended rounds in Nysum and Kouvola, we could not have asked for more. Coupled to an itinerary bursting with action from 5 different race classes and a number of high profile teams and drivers committing to RallyX Nordic already, we can’t wait to kick off the new season in May.”
Ahead of the RallyX Nordic season, RallyX on Ice presented by Cooper Tires slides into action in March as part of an exciting, new-look festival format with three rounds run over six days at the Åre ski resort in Sweden.
Held across 18 – 23 March, close to the Holiday Club SPA Hotel where a raft of off-track activities will accompany the spectacular racing action, the festival will use a different layout with each round to keep the racing challenging before this year’s rallycross snow star is crowned.
2019 RallyX Nordic calendar:
|May 17 – 19||Round 1 / 2||Holjes, Sweden|
|June 1 – 2||Round 3||Nysum, Denmark|
|July 20 – 21||Round 4||Riga, Latvia|
|July 27 – 28||Round 5||Finnskogbanen, Norway|
|August 24 – 25||Round 6||Kouvola, Finland|
|September 21 – 22||Round 7||TIerp Arena, Sweden|