The Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps today reveals the layout of the purpose-built track which will host the third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, presented by Monster Energy, the Spa World Rallycross of Benelux, on 11 and 12 May.
The challenging, 913-metre track located in the endurance area of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, incorporates one of the most iconic corners in world motorsport – Eau Rouge.
The spectacular ascent of the Raidillon and its 15% gradient is followed by a hairpin bend, before hurtling back towards the legendary Eau Rouge corner.
There is also a stadium section which features an extra wide, banked corner designed to allow drivers take various racing lines. There are parallel jumps in the standard and Joker Laps.
“Not only is the FIA World Rallycross visiting Belgium’s famed Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the first time, but the local promoters have laid down a daunting challenge with the reveal of the purpose-built circuit layout,” said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of IMG Motorsports, the series promoter.
“Severe elevation changes, spectacular jumps and every racing driver’s idea of the ultimate test of bravado – the famous Eau Rouge/Raidllion section – add up to the promise of pulsating racing.”
The racing festival will also feature numerous activities including a test of road-going supercars on the legendary 7km Grand Prix circuit, drift sessions open to the general public, concerts and a battle of the DJs, a kids’ zone and a food and beer festival.