IMG-promoted World Rallycross Championship introduces cost-cutting
Cost-cutting measures to are to be implemented for the 2018 edition of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the series promoted by IMG, the international sports and entertainment company.
The measures, which were agreed at a meeting of the FIA World MotorSport Council last week, follow concerns that manufacturer involvement and development in the series has led to rising costs.
The cost-cutting affects a range of components, including engines, turbos, brakes, tyres, gearboxes and aerodynamic devices.
The measures were introduced with the agreement of the teams, IMG said, as the calendar for next season was confirmed, comprising 12 races, including a new race at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas on 29 and 30 September and the British round of the series switching to Silverstone on 26 and 27 May.
The calendar begins in Barcelona on 14 and 15 April and concludes with a race in Cape Town on 24 and 25 November.
The World Rallycross Championship was born out of IMG’s exclusive long-term deal signed with motor sport’s FIA in 2012 to become the promoter of the European Rallycross Championship.