(Press Release 10/25/18) Sweden’s iconic Höljes circuit will continue to feature on the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy calendar for the next five years.
The legendary Swedish track is one of the most evocative venues in rallycross, steeped in motorsport history and attracting upwards of 50,000 fans for World RX’s ‘Magic Weekend’ every summer.
"We’re thrilled to confirm a five-year contract extension with Höljes", said James Taylor, Vice President, Rallycross at IMG, "a circuit loved by drivers, teams and fans alike. Höljes has been a staple of the World RX schedule ever since the inception of the World Championship, and the capacity crowds that attend each and every World RX of Sweden are testament to its enduring appeal.
“Whilst embracing new venues and territories like Spa-Francorchamps and Abu Dhabi, it is important that we simultaneously remain true to rallycross’ heritage – and nowhere is more synonymous with our sport than Höljes.”
Morgan Östlund, Höljes Club Chairman, added: “It’s fantastic to be able to confirm Höljes’ place on the World RX schedule for at least another five years. We have been a part of this thrilling journey from the start of the World Championship, and we are all excited to see what the future has to hold with the forthcoming electric switch, which looks set to take the discipline of rallycross to a whole new level. We’re heading towards the dawn of a bright new era – and you can be sure that there are plenty more Magic Weekends still to come!”