Motorsport: the French Rallycross Championship returns near Mayenne on September 17 and 18


Sandrine Forget is fine-tuning the final details for the organization of the 7th round of the French rallycross championship.
Sandrine Forget is fine-tuning the final details for the organization of the 7th round of the French Rallycross Championship. ©DR

It’s a event expected every year Mayenne. The French Championship of rallycross is back on Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18, 2022 at the Maurice Forget circuit in Chatillon-sur-Colmont. This year, motorsport enthusiasts will be able to attend the 7e championship round. A meeting with high stakes, this stage being the penultimate of the championship.

A rich program

“Free and timed practice will take place on Saturday morning,” explains Sandrine Forget, organizer. « The 1D and 2e heat will take place in the afternoon for all divisions. 6 take part in the French Championship: D4, D3, Twingo (women’s race), junior championship in Clio V “up to 28 years old”, super 1600 and supercars. “The drivers will compete in the 3e and 4e sleeve on Sunday morning. The semi-finals and finals are scheduled for the afternoon.

At the Forget circuit, photo illustration.
At the Forget circuit, photo illustration. ©Pierre Simenel

120 pilots at the start

120 drivers are expected on the 1.6 kilometer circuit and its dreaded joker circuit. “It’s often here that everything happens. On the circuit, even if the track is 9 meters wide, it is difficult to overtake, the trajectories are limited. It’s on the intermediate lap that the drivers can put their strategy in place”, underlines the daughter of Maurice Forget, initiator of the Mayenne rallycross. 27 drivers from Mayenne will be on the starting line: 7 in supercars, 3 in super1600, 1 in junior, 4 in Twingo, 7 in D3 and 5 in D4. « 27 drivers from Mayenne out of 120, that’s pretty good, » says Sandrine Forget.

At the Forget circuit, photo illustration.
At the Forget circuit, photo illustration. ©Pierre Simenel

10,000 spectators expected

On the Mayenne circuit, many motorsport enthusiasts should be present. “In Mayenne, there is little variation. We welcome between 8,000 and 11,000 spectators every year. Some, enthusiasts, attend all the rounds of the French Championship, others only travel to the Maurice Forget circuit. Count €30 for a ticket for the weekend, €15 for a Saturday pass and €25 for Sunday. “Tickets are on sale on the rallycrossfrance site“.

A beautiful sporting weekend in perspective.

7e round of the French Rallycross Championship, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September, Maurice Forget circuit, Châtillon-sur-Colmont. Prices: weekend, €30; Saturday, €15, Sunday, €25. Ticket office: https://www.rallycrossfrance.com/billetterie/

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