RallyX Nordic takes steps to level CrossCar/Crosskart playing field in first stage of three-year plan

RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires has issued revised regulations for its burgeoning CrossCar/Crosskart category for 2021, headlined by tighter technical controls and changes to minimum weight designed to even out the playing field.

CrossCar/Crosskart was one of the series’ undisputed success stories of last year, attracting a capacity 40-strong grid for the Höljes ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend curtain-raiser as well as a number of big-name entrants throughout the season, from 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen to race-winning brother Kevin Hansen and five-time FIA World Rally Championship runner-up Thierry Neuville – all of whom helped to further raise the class’ profile.

The category also delivered a pulsating see-saw title fight between Max Rundberg and Isak Reiersen, with a different winner in every round and a battle that went down to the wire in the Nysum double-header finale.

In recognition of this growing popularity, calibre and professionalism, the decision has been taken to step up random car checks over the forthcoming campaign, while the minimum legal weight (including driver) has been increased from 400kg to 425kg for newer 600cc CrossCars and from 420kg to 455kg for older 750cc Crosskart machinery.

This is the initial stage in a three-year plan for the category. In 2022, only CrossCars will be permitted in RallyX Nordic events, though competitors may still run a 750cc engine, before the series adopts full FIA 600cc CrossCar regulations in 2023.

Further details are available in the Technical Regulations, which can now be found for all classes here. Entries for the 2021 season – which is due to get underway at Nysum on 1/2 May – will open soon.