21st March 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong will host the final leg of the 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship on 11th – 12th November, following the success of the 2019 Hong Kong E-Prix. This will be the first time the event is held in Asia and in a city centre. The opening ceremony was held today.
The championship will begin in June and consist of 8 legs. Hong Kong will be the final stop, and the event will take place at the Central Harbourfront Event Space over two days. The organiser, Teamwork Creative Events Limited and World RX (HK) Management Limited, has secured a 3-year contract to host the event, with a budget of HK$ 80 million. They are currently applying for the “M” brand, hoping to receive more government funding.
The Hong Kong leg will feature a short track, approximately 1km long, with half of the road made of dirt and the other half of asphalt gravel. The track will pass through areas such as Lung Wo Road, with more spectator stands planned to accommodate a larger audience than the Formula E event. As the Hong Kong leg is the final stop of the championship, the outcome of the race will impact the championship title, and thus local drivers will not participate as wildcards. However, additional support events will be arranged to encourage more participation from drivers.