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October 19, 2012

2012/13 Irish Rallycross Championship set for re-vamp

kartcross buggy The Irish Rallycross Championship is set for a revival with a raft of changes being introduced for this season including a new class.

The first major change is the return to a calendar year for the championship schedule. The three 2012 events, one in Pembrey and two in Mondello Park, will be added to the six 2013 rounds, to produce the next Irish Rallycross champion. Each competitor will be allowed to count their six best scores from the nine rounds.
This is the first of a number of measures designed to attract competitors back to the sport. Others include changes to the championship structure so that there will be a champion crowned in each class rather than just an overall winner. Drivers will also have more opportunities for track time with the top two drivers from the 'B' Final progressing into the 'A' Final, rather than just the winner.

A new class will also run this year with the introduction of purpose built Rallycross buggies. Motorcycle engined JB Buggies have been competing in sprint and autocross events in Ireland and will now have their own Rallycross championship which will carry the name Kartcross.