Spectacular Rallycross series returns to its winter roots – Mondello Park

Spectacular Rallycross series returns to its winter roots

Following a few years in the doldrums, Irish Rallycross has been getting back to its old self recently and just one week shy of the fifty eighth birthday of the sport, the Parts for Cars backed championship will re-commence at Mondello Park with the first of three double header weekends that make up the 2024 calendar.

The February 10th and 11th season opener will be part of a shortened series which will see the champion crowned in May at the combined UK and Irish Championship event, before Irish Rallycross gets even closer to its roots by returning to being a winter championship. The new format will see the 2025 series commence in November and run through until the following May, echoing the early days of Irish Rallycross.

Nowadays the cars at the top of the Rallycross tree are a bit more specialised than at the first event. While the entry list for early Rallycross races was populated by adapted rally cars driven by rally drivers, the current championship is dominated by four wheel drive supercars cars designed specifically for the demands of the short sharp Rallycross format. The drivers too are specialists with most of them only competing in Rallycross and this has led to a big increase in competitiveness in the Irish series.

If you’d like to catch the unique atmosphere of Rallycross in winter time, then Mondello Park on February 10th and 11th is the place to be. Each day will have a full championship round complete with qualifying heats and the all important finals. The action will be non-stop, with short races and a variety of different cars in action, from the highly specialised Rallycross Supercars right down to the standard cars of the Junior drivers and the spectacular single seat Rallycross Buggies. 

To get your tickets and find out more see www.irx.ie.

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