Revised 2023 5 Nations BRX calendar revealed
The final calendar for the 2023 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy and supporting categories has been revealed by series organisers.
The headline Supercar class will be held over 10 rounds in six weekends, while each of the supporting categories will contest eight rounds over five weekends.
All championships will begin on Easter weekend at Lydden Hill, with racing held on Saturday and Monday at the Kent circuit (April 8th and 10th), before all classes travel to Mondello Park in Ireland on June 3rd – 4th for rounds three and four, joining the Irish Rallycross Championship for the first time of the year. Ferry deals and assistance with carnets is on offer to all competitors.
Supercar competitors will race as part of the UK’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill on July 22nd – 23rd in a single-header, while Pembrey Circuit’s place in the 2023 schedule has be condensed into a single action-packed weekend, where 5 Nations BRX will be joined by the Irish Rallycross Championship on August 19th – 20th, the event moved by a weekend to accommodate clashing events.
The supporting championships will then race at Valkenswaard in Holland for round seven on September 16th – 17th, while Supercar competitors will race at Dreux in France, joining the final round of the French Rallycross Championship on October 14th – 15th.
All categories will race at the now traditional Fireworks Night event at Lydden Hill on November 4th – 5th, Supercar competitors contesting a double-header, with the supporting classes taking part in a single round over the two days.
In each category, except Junior and Swift, two dropped scores will be taken into account in the championship standings. In an amendment to previous recent seasons, competitors do not need to have started an event in order to drop that score.
Drew Furlong, 5 Nations BRX Championship Manager:
“Working together with the individual circuits and following feedback from competitors, we have put a lot of effort into creating a calendar that works as well as possible for everybody. We have a good spread of events, both in terms of variety and gaps between each round, and are visiting some fantastic rallycross venues across five different nations. We’re delighted to be joining the Irish Rallycross Championship twice in the campaign as we work to form a stronger link between the two series.”