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Nürburgring Rallycross Track Unveiled

Nürburgring’s rallycross layout that will host Projekt E in August is revealed…

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The new rallycross layout that will host Projekt E at the Nürburgring later this year has been revealed, incorporating a section of the Grand Prix layout.

The legendary German circuit is a new addition on the FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar this year and will host the all-electric Projekt E class’ fourth round on Aug. 1-2.

Rallycross cars will use a new 1029-meter track based around the Mullenbachsleife section of the GP track.

Its start line will be located at the exit of Turn 6, leading into a 90-degree right-hander that will feed cars onto the other side of the track, with the rest of the lap going against the normal flow of the circuit.

The joker lap loop will be placed in the gravel trap on the outside of the Turn 7 hairpin.

“We are honored to be able to bring our special brand of racing to one of the world’s greatest motor racing venues which has so much history and has witnessed so many gripping duels between so many famous names over the years,” commented Paul Bellamy, senior vice president of motorsports for World RX promoter IMG.

“In 2020, World RX will add to that rich heritage when we bring the world’s best rallycross drivers to compete in head-to-head, short, sharp racing in an ampitheatre atmosphere.

“We are particularly looking forward to bringing Projekt E, our new rallycross electric racing series, to the Nurburgring.

“The track looks amazing and we are confident that the racing will be highly competitive and that World RX will become an important date on the German motorsport calendar.”

Projekt E’s first race will take place during the World RX of Benelux at Spa-Francorchamps on May 16-17, on an existing rallycross track that incorporates Raidillon and Eau Rouge.

The series will also visit purpose-built rallycross tracks in Hell, Norway, and Riga, Latvia, as well as a new layout at Russia’s Igora Drive circuit, which is yet to be revealed.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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