With a month to go until the 2016 season finale of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the calendar for the next season was already announced this Monday (17), which includes the same number of 12 rounds but with some venue and date changes.
The inclusion of South Africa was the only point that was confirmed for 2017, and it was just a matter of time to confirm if the African round would substitute the Argentina round at Rosario, with the event to be held on November 25th being the last World RX one there as well in South America.
Outside of this, the 2017 season will start two weeks earlier, as Barcelona is moved from its mid-September date to the start of the season on April 2nd, while the Latvian round will be moved to September and the German round at Estering will also be moved from the middle to early October.
The gap of one month between the last European round and the season finale is still there, but with some of the events being moved to earlier dates, the South African event at Cape Town will be held on November 12th, meaning the season will also end two weeks before previous years.
The announced calendar still needs confirmation from the World Motor Sport Council, which should come in their next meeting in December, as it is for a number of categories sanctioned by FIA.
Barcelona RX (Spain) – April 1st-2nd
Montalegre RX (Portugal) – April 22nd-23rd
Hockenheim RX (Germany) – May 4th-6th
Mettet RX (Belgium) – May 13th-14th
Lydden Hill RX (Great Bretain) – May 27th-28th
Hell RX (Norway) – June 10th-11th
Höljes RX (Sweden) – July 1st-2nd
Trois Rivières RX (Canada) – August 5th-6th
Lohéac RX (France) – September 2nd-3rd
Riga RX (Latvia) – September 16th-17th
Estering RX (Germany) - September 30th-October 1st
Cape Town RX (South Africa) – November 11th-12th
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