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COTA Agrees To Five-year Deal To Host World RX
October 25, 2017
A round of the World Rallycross Championship will be held in the United States for the first time next season at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, the home of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix. A mixed-surface layout will be located between Turns 12 and 15.
COTA Agrees To Five-year Deal To Host World RX

A round of the World Rallycross Championship will be held in the United States for the first time next season at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, the home of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix.

The circuit has agreed a five-year deal to host World RX, and its new rallycross circuit is expected to undergo construction in the coming months.

The mixed-surface layout will be located in the stadium area of the F1 circuit, between Turns 12 and 15.

A first World RX event at COTA will be held on the September 29-30 weekend in 2018. The rallycross event has been announced as part of a "festival weekend" and will be held three weeks before F1 visits the venue next year.

World RX promotor IMG has confirmed it a provisional 2018 calendar—which will include rounds at COTA, in South Africa, Canada as well as nine venues in Europe—will be released.

It has not revealed which of the current 10 European-based events will no longer be part of the 12-round series.