iRacing Rallycross World Championship teams, drivers announced

Justin Melillo

During the Preseason Show for the iRacing Rallycross World Championship Series Presented by Yokohama, the 28 drivers competing this year, two drivers for each of the 14 teams, were announced for the 2021 season.

Yohann Harth, the defending 2020 Series Champion, will make the move from Team Yokohama over to Subaru Motorsports USA. Along with both of those teams, other teams as SET Esports, SET Esports Team GRX, Hansen Williams Esports, Ed Carpenter Racing, Jim Beaver Esports, Nitro Circus, Loenbro Motorsports and Kligerman Sport return from the 2020 season.

New teams entering the series in 2021 include Rahal Letterman Lanigan Esports, Logitech G Altus Esports, Elliott Sadler Esports and Vermont SportsCar, a technical partner of the existing Subaru Motorsports USA. While many of the series regulars like Alex Bergeron, Jon Robertson and Josh Fox return to the fold, some new faces are in the field.

TEAMDriver 1Driver 2
Subaru Motorsports USAYohann HarthJon Robertson
Team YokohamaSindre SilvaThomas Wangen
Rahal Letterman Lanigan EsportsJake RobertsonKevin Ellis Jr
SET EsportsTommi HallanJonne Ollikainen
SET Esports Team GRXKillian Dall’olmoRasmus Tuominen
Logitech G Altus EsportsBeau AlbertLuis Nunez
Elliott Sadler EsportsGarrett ManesVicente Salas
Hansen Williams EsportsJarno LeskinenJosh Fox
Kligerman SportQuentin Dall’olmoMarcos Maramoros
Ed Carpenter RacingMatt BussaLouis Lejeune
Jim Beaver EsportsAlex BergeronToni Lahteenmaki
Nitro CircusLuke CrouseOtto Taskinen
Loenbro MotorsportsJohannes VahanenTommi Nukarinen
Vermont SportsCarJakob RafossAatu Hakelhto

Personally, it’s really cool to see eNASCAR representation not only with some eNASCAR teams like Jim Beaver, Kligerman Sport and newcomer Elliott Sadler Esports, but also drivers like Garrett Manes, Vicente Salas and Matt Bussa who return for 2021.

Keep your eyes on Killian Dall’olmo, who finished third in the DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series Season 2 rallycross championship in February of this year.

The season opens on Wednesday at Daytona Int’l Speedway on the Long Rallycross course. The broadcast will be on the iRacing social channels and presented by talent from RaceSpotTV.

It will be the first time the entire series will race at nine different venues now that there are enough Rallycross tracks on the iRacing service to prevent duplicated events. The full schedule can be found below.

Round 1Wednesday, September 22, 2021Daytona International Speedway // Long
Round 2Wednesday, September 29, 2021Atlanta Motor Speedway // Long
Round 3Wednesday, October 06, 2021Iowa Speedway // Rallycross
Round 4Wednesday, October 13, 2021Brand Hatch Circuit // Rallycross
Round 5Wednesday, October 20, 2021Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya // Rallycross
Round 6Wednesday, October 27, 2021Hell Laankebanen
Round 7Wednesday, November 03, 2021Phoenix Raceway // Rallycross
Round 8Wednesday, November 10, 2021Sonoma Raceway // Rallycross
Round 9Wednesday, November 17, 2021Charlotte Motor Speedway // Rallycross

Points will be similar to how they were in 2020, and the series will be accompanied by an All Star race beforehand which will feature some Nitro Rallycross talent like Travis Pastrana as well as other drivers from other disciplines.

Drivers such as Scott Speed, Ron Capps, Parker Kligerman, James Hinchcliff, Bucky Lasek and more are expected to be included in the All Star events preceding the professional sim drivers.

The full preseason show is available below. Tune in on Wednesday for the All-Star race where you might see some very familiar names taking part…

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