Hong Kong will stage the final two rounds of the 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Central Harbourfront on November 11 and 12, becoming the first city in the Asia-Pacific region to host the event. This will also be the first time that the championship will be held in a city centre.
This is the tenth edition of the championship, and will be held over eight legs, starting in Europe between April and August, after which it will go to South Africa in October before the finale in Hong Kong. It is the second year that the competition will have all-electric vehicles. When the competition reaches the SAR, it will feature 12 cars from five teams, from which the season winner will be declared at the end of the two-day event in the city.
The city also bagged a three-year contract to host the event, which will take place at a new 1km-long half-mud, half-tarmac circuit that will take four days to build. Authorities plan to use the same area where the Formula E race took place in 2019, and hope to incorporate the tarmac surface of Lung Wo Road in the track.
Several international sporting events have returned to the city, with the 2023 Hong Kong Rugby Sevens kicking off on March 31 and the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races beginning on June 24.
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