World RX plans for Coventry street circuit

World championship racing could return to the West Midlands, with plans for World Rallycross in Coventry

World rallycross championship

The World Rallycross Championship could visit the city streets of Coventry next year, if ambitious plans come to fruition.

Rallycross Promoter, the company behind the world series, is in “advanced talks” with the organiser of MotoFest Coventry, a festival already established in the city. An initial track design has been created, drawing inspiration from the World RX event held in Hong Kong in ’23.

Coventry’s new World RX circuit

A section of Coventry’s ring road could be used as part of a new World RX circuit

Rallycross stars Kevin Hansen and Molly Taylor visited MotoFest in early June to find out more about the plans from event director James Noble. Rallycross Promoter chief Arne Dirks said he was “blown away” by the festival. “We are aware there is work still to be done to turn this ambition into a reality,” he said, “but together with James and his team we are all focused on the same goal – bringing the fever and thrills of World Rallycross to Coventry next year.”