RallyX on Ice
Presented by Cooper Tires
RallyX on Ice presented by Cooper Tires took place over three rounds between the 18th and 23rd March 2019 in Åre, Sweden. Designed to offer drivers the opportunity to gain competitive experience and mileage on low-grip surfaces during the traditional motorsport “off-season”, RallyX on Ice delivered some spectacular action for rallycross fans.
Cooper introduced a studded ice rallycross tyre specifically for the series, which delivers a consistent performance over a longer range as a result of a lower load per unit area and is less prone to losing studs during use. The 17” tyre, complete with 416 studs, was developed utilising Cooper’s experience in the field of ice racing and Scandinavian rally championships creates less erosion on a frozen lake whilst generating more traction.
Ian Davies, RallyX on Ice Series COO, commented, “We already have a long and successful association with Cooper Tires through RX2 and RallyX Nordic, so we are delighted to have this pioneering and innovative brand as our title partner for the fast-approaching 2019 RallyX on Ice Festival, too.
“With a new format this year and three exciting tracks all based around Sweden’s Åre ski resort – coupled with some of the fastest and hungriest young rallycross drivers around – Cooper’s studded winter tyres will be able to showcase the company’s expertise in developing first-class products for all conditions and every type of environment.”