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The 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship will conclude as planned at two of the season’s most exciting events, in South Africa and Hong Kong, the Hansen World RX Team is delighted to announce.

Recent World RX rounds have been postponed due to the fire at Lydden Hill on 21 July, which destroyed both Special ONE Racing RX1e cars, and the subsequent investigation is ongoing.

A solution has been delivered to complete the final four rounds of the 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship season, while we continue to look towards 2024 and beyond.

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seen during the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Mettet, Belgium on August 6, 2023.

The Hansen World RX Team, that currently lies third in the Teams’ standings, and third and fifth in the Drivers’ standings, will race a pair of identical single-specification all-electric ZEROID X1 vehicles in the fly-away events.

Team drivers Timmy Hansen (2019 World RX Champion) and Kevin Hansen (2016 Euro RX Champion) have recent experience of the cars usually used in the RX2e series, having delivered fast pace in the Belgian round of the RX2e series earlier this month, and enter the final rounds of World RX with high hopes.

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seen during the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Mettet, Belgium on August 6, 2023.

While the downtown Hong Kong event will mark the next step in taking World RX to the people with city centre venues, a concept supported by the Hansen World RX Team, the Killarney Circuit on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, holds a special place in the team’s history as the venue where Timmy Hansen claimed the World RX Drivers’ crown in 2019.

The South Africa event takes place on 7-8 October while the World RX of China, Hong Kong, will be held on 11-12 November.

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World Rallycross Championship in Hoeljes, Sweden on August 5, 2022.

Kenneth Hansen:

We are really excited to be back racing in the World Championship again. It’s a huge effort from everyone involved; the promotor, the FIA and the teams to pull together a solution after it looked impossible to continue this year. This also buys us more time to continue and prepare for 2024 and beyond, where we will continue our growth as a sport in terms of a racing and commercial product and of course for us as a team within that.

We are fully invested in moving forwards with rallycross into the future. To start that, it’s great that everyone will be using the RX2e cars for what will be two great events to finish 2023. We have great memories from Cape Town, where we won our first World RX Drivers’ title in 2019, and also Hong Kong on a brand-new city center circuit.

It’s so important that we are able to complete the season, where we will see closer racing than ever with everyone running the same specification of cars. It’s a huge achievement for everybody that we are able to finish the season as we look to an exciting future.