SpeedMachine Festival, a new event to coincide with the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, will take place at Silverstone, it has been announced. The event will take place from May 25-27, 2018.

SpeedMachine will form the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy from 2018 onwards and will also include headline music acts, street food, manufacturer test drives, e-gaming and camping.

Paul Bellamy, World RX managing director for IMG, the event organiser, concluded: “It’s always been our desire at IMG to create a large scale festival weekend with World Championship motorsport at the heart of it and we are delighted that Silverstone is able to share our vision for the future. The move comes at a pivotal time in rallycross history with the sport celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and continue its rapid growth.”