Spa Francorchamps has presented the new Rallycross track, which will host a World Championship round later this year.
The historic Belgian circuit will host the third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and this will be the first time that the series visits the track, which we know so well from things like Formula 1 and FIA World Endurance Championship and a lot more.
Rallycross however, is not 7 kilometres long, as the asphalt is all the way around, but instead a new 913 metres track has been revealed, with one of the most iconic corners in the world will be a part.
The track starts at the foot of Eau Rouge, in what a lot knows as the event area. Then the Rallycross cars turns onto the asphalt and roars down towards the Eau Rouge corner, before the cars climb towards the top of Radillion, before the cars stumbles down the 15% degrees hill, and onto the event area again.
The Joker Lap and normal version will be on that.
There will be made jumps in both the normal lane and the Joker Lap, and the final corner will be raised, so the cars can carry even more speed.
To get the circuit created, they had to demolish the old concrete grand stand by the foot of Eau Rouge. The track has promised to put up non-permanent grand stands for other events – but it’s a piece of history, and one of the most fantastic viewing points, gone.
The Spa World Rallycross of Benelux will be run on 11 and 12 May 2019.