The Supercar category in RallyX will have a fresh look for 2023, with the addition of a two-tier system in an effort to make the racing more inclusive and competitive than ever.
The level of competition in the RallyX Supercar division is as high as anywhere, but while the Championship benefits from having headline names join the series, organisers have felt that having top-level cars and drivers racing in Supercar may put off others.
As such, Supercar will be divided into two tiers from 2023, with the aim of attracting new competitors to the series, those who race at national level in various European regions for example, and who maybe do not get the same seat time as some of the world’s best drivers, who race week in, week out, or enjoy the same budgets.
The allocation of Pro status will be at the jurisdiction of Championship organisers, but it is believed that it will be a natural split will be organic, as drivers and teams understand the concept that RallyX is proposing. But, the basic premise is that Pro drivers are those that have achieved success in top level four-wheel motor sport championships around the world.
All Supercars, in both the Pro and Pro Am categories, will race together through the qualifying heats and semi-finals in a RallyX 2023 event, before Supercar Pro Am competitors race in a separate final. In the event of a Supercar Pro Am driver also qualifying for the Supercar Pro final, they will also be eligible to compete in the Pro final and as such will be encouraged to compete in both races.
Drivers in Supercar Pro will only be eligible to score points towards the Supercar Pro standings, while Supercar Pro Am drivers will score points for both Pro and Pro Am series.
The technical regulations for Supercar Pro Am will be defined on a car-by-car basis, to allow older and different four-wheel-drive race cars alongside modern Supercars. The safety regulations remain a priority. Any enquires should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
RallyX is also introducing a Teams’ Championship, aimed at two-car teams comprising of a Supercar Pro Am and either a Supercar Pro driver, or a Supercar Lites driver. Each team must maintain the same driver line-up through the year. If a team runs more than two cars, they will be allowed to enter more than one team. A team may also be made up of two privateer drivers. There is no additional fee for the Teams´ Championship and the Champions will be awarded at the end of the season.
The 2023 RallyX calendar will run over eight rounds in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Andreas Eriksson, RallyX Series Organiser:
“Our goal with the changes to the Supercar category is to continue to attract some of the best rallycross drivers in the world with their very competitive teams and cars, but also to welcome new drivers and teams with all levels of experience, including getting some of the older specification Supercars back on track. We know well how rallycross is changing around the world with more sustainable technologies, but at the same time fans and drivers have a big passion for Supercars too and RallyX is a great platform for them to compete. We have put in a lot of thoughts and work into the new concept.
This is in addition to increased commercial opportunities we are giving the Supercar and Supercar Lites competitors in RallyX 2023, both trackside and with our successful free live broadcast, and we’re also excited by the Teams’ Championship too. It will be very interesting to see how different drivers work together for the 2023 season.”
Register for 2023 now! https://www.rallyx.se/driver-registration/