2017 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires will kick off at Jules Tacheny Circuit of Belgium on 13-14 May weekend. RX2, formerly known as RX Lites, is promising a highly competitive challenges to teams, drivers and spectators as it has been announced with its new standards. SuperCar Lites rallycross cars will be on the track for another 7-race-season and keeping its motto as “Creating future rallycross stars”
The new season will consist of 7 countries over 3 continents including Mettet Belgium, Lydden Hill UK, Hell Norway, Höljes Sweden, Trois Rivieres Canada, Loheac France and finally Cape Town South Africa.
Ahead of the first round, Entry List recently revealed as follows:
18 drivers from 8 different countries will be on the start grid of MettetRX to be the fastest name. There are a number of regulars from previous years and some of them are already experienced the track in last year’s event. Simon Olofsson is the highest ranked driver from 2016 version since he finished 2nd here and he will be running a full season campaign targeting the title. Frenchman Cyril Raymond, Norwegians Simon Syversen, Sondre Evjen and Thomas Holmen , Kenyan Tejas Hirani and Swedish Sandra Hultgren are the regular names from previous season who will be at the start grid.
English Dan Rooke, Latvian Vasily Gyazin, Swedish William Nilsson and Santosh Berggren joined the family for one or more events last year.
Newcomers Belgian Guillame De Ridder and Ghislain De Mevius (who is the son of one of the Belgian Rally legends Gregoire De Mevius), Norwegian Glenn Haug, American GRC Lites driver Tanner Whitten and Swedish Anders Michalak, Andreas Backman and Jessica Backman will be trying their chances to be the next future rallycross star.
RX2 as a support event for FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is turning into its 4th year in a row and its graduates are already started to shine amongst world champions. The following season is also promising a fierce competition. As the entrant numbers are rising each year, it is getting harder than ever to find a place on the podium. This close competition under equal conditions help the youngsters to improve their skills and becomes the best support for their future careers.