Asia Debut In Hong Kong
2013 FIA World Rallycross Championship

The FIA World Rallycross Championship will be heading to Hong Kong for its final race weekend of the 2023 season, which takes place on 11-12 November. Not only will this be the very first time that the significant international racing series will have a presence in the Asia-Pacific region, but the two-day race event is also planned to take place on a half-dirt, half-tarmac course built at the Central Harbourfront Event Space, right next to the iconic Victoria Harbour.

The Hong Kong leg of the Championship is organised locally by the Hong Kong Automobile Association. The team will try to gain government approval to include part of Lung Wo Road as the tarmac section of the circuit, which tentatively will be around 1 km in total. Most of the circuit will be surrounded by grandstands, and spectators will be able to see the thrilling action right in front of them. The season finale in Hong Kong will also be the first city centre contest in World Rallycross history.

The 2023 World Rallycross Championship is the second year since the competition switched to an all-electric platform. The top-tier race cars are each powered by two electric motors generating a total of 680 hp and 880 Nm, and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 1.8 seconds. The format has been adjusted for the 2023 season, starting with heats of five cars, then two semis, and a final round with six cars. The first race in the championship will kick off in Montalegre, Portugal in June.