5 Nations BRX 2024 calendar revealed
The calendar for the 2024 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy has been revealed by series organisers.
The headline Supercar category will be held over 10 rounds, with five double-headers at three different circuits making up a condensed calendar, while the rest of the roster will compete on the same number of weekends, albeit racing at different Lydden Hill events over the summer months.
All 5 Nations BRX classes will get underway at the traditional Lydden Hill Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (March 30 & April 1) for a double-header of action, before all classes then head to Mondello Park in Ireland (May 25-26), once again aligning with the growing Irish Rallycross Championship for the Irish Rallycross Grand Prix Weekend.
Returning to the British mainland, the Supercar and Junior categories will hold competitive rounds as part of the brand-new Lydden Legend weekend (including a double-header for Supercar) on July 20-21.
For the rest of the 5 Nations BRX roster, including the Junior class in a effort to give the rising stars as much seat time as possible, Lydden Hill will host a brand-new event, the 2WD Superprix, on August 17, where 5 Nations BRX will align with the BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross Championship for a joint event.
All classes will visit South Wales and the Pembrey Circuit at the start of the autumn (date TBC), before returning to Lydden Hill for the now traditional Fireworks Rallycross Weekend, on November 2-3.
In light of the current economic climate, and following feedback from competitors, the series will not visit mainland Europe in 2024, but plans are afoot to make an overseas return in future.
Drew Furlong, 5 Nations BRX Championship Manager:
“Even if the basis of the 2024 calendar looks similar to that of 2023, it’s hard to quantify just how much work and discussion has gone into the schedule for next year. Following feedback from competitors, we have worked hard to deliver a condensed calendar, utilising the venues currently available to us. We appreciate that the current economic climate is affecting everyone differently, so we have tried to deliver a calendar that works for as many people as possible. We have also worked to align with significant events, be that our own traditional Easter and Fireworks events at Lydden Hill, the Irish Rallycross Grand Prix at Mondello Park and the Lydden Legend events. Meanwhile, Pembrey will continue to offer two different layouts, including the positive changes introduced by Phil Davis and his team for this year. The August 2WD Superprix at Lydden will showcase the best of two-wheel-drive rallycross, and it is positive for the sport in the UK to be aligning with the BTRDA series for a joint event. More news about the 2024 season will be released before Christmas.”