FIA World Rallycross Championship
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FIA World Rallycross Championship
FIA World Rallycross Championship
World Rallycross Championship 2021 Logo.svg
Inaugural season2014
Tire suppliersCooper
Drivers' championSweden Johan Kristoffersson
Teams' championSweden KYB Team JC
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The FIA World Rallycross Championship (official abbreviation is World RX) is a rallycross series organised by the FIA in conjunction with series promoters Rallycross Promoter GmbH, founded by Red Bull and KW25[1] (From 2014 until 2020 with IMG Motorsport).


Regular lap vs. Joker lap (2016 World RX of Norway)
Cars line up on the grid before a Semi-Final
Semi-Final 2 at the 2016 World RX of Portugal

The series currently consists of 12 two-day events driven on closed circuits with mixed surface (mostly asphalt and gravel). Each event consists of:[2]

  • 4 Qualifying heats. In each of the 4 series there are smaller races containing 3 to 5 cars, and the driver with the fastest overall race time after 4 laps (including one Joker Lap) is declared the qualifying winner of Q1, Q2, Q3 and/or Q4. Drivers earn 'intermediate points' based on their positions. After the 4 qualifying series, the points are added up and the 12 drivers with the most points in the 'intermediate standings' move into the next round.
  • 2 Semi-Finals. 6 cars race in each of both semi-finals, which are run over 6 laps (incl. one Joker Lap). The top 3 drivers in each semi-final move into the final round.
  • Final. Like the semi-finals, this race is contested by 6 cars over 6 laps (incl. one Joker Lap). The winner of the final is deemed to be the event winner. However, the final winner has not necessarily claimed the most championship points from the whole event.


Two classes are currently run, Supercar and RX2. An electric category was planned to be introduced in 2020,[3][4] but it was announced on 16 August 2018 that the introduction of a fully electric Championship would be delayed until 2021[5] to allow manufacturers more time to submit an interest to join following the rules change. The eRX2 was announced on August 1, 2020 to be replacing the RX2 category for the 2021 season.[6]

The Projekt E electric rallycross car

A new electric rallycross car, Projekt E, was revealed in September 2019 at the Riga Motor Museum in Latvia.[7]

Points system

World Championship points are scored as follows:

Points Scale Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th
Heats 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Semi-Finals 6 5 4 3 2 1
Final 8 5 4 3 2 1
  • A red background denotes drivers who did not advance from the round




Records correct up to and including the 2020 World RX of Spain.



Event wins by driver

The drivers champion of the first two seasons, Petter Solberg
2016 champion Mattias Ekström
2017-2018 and 2020 champion Johan Kristoffersson


Driver is a World Champion
Bold Driver has competed in the 2020 season

Event podiums by driver

Event wins by car

Event wins by manufacturer

Wins Manufacture
28 Germany Volkswagen
15 France Peugeot
14 Germany Audi
9 France Citroën
United States Ford
4 South Korea Hyundai

See also


  1. ^ "Rallycross Promoter GmbH builds team for World RX future". FIA World Rallycross. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "FIA World Rallycross Championship". Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Ridge, Hal. "World Rallycross to introduce electric cars as early as 2020". Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "World Rallycross set to add electric cars in future". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "World Rallycross delays electric switch until 2021". Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Lindroos, Pontus (August 1, 2020). "FIA eRX2 Championship Unveiled".
  7. ^ Ridge, Hal (2019-09-13), First Projekt E electric rallycross car unveiled at Latvian WRX,, retrieved
  8. ^ Scammell, David (2 July 2015). "DiRT Rally partners with FIA World Rallycross Championship for World RX update". Retrieved 2015.

External links

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