Statement on the 2021 FIA European Drag Racing Championship

by Drag Racing Europe

7 June 2021

After many months of delay and uncertainty on a final decision regarding the 2021 FIA European Drag Racing Championship events at the Tierp Arena (Sweden) in August and Santa Pod Raceway (UK) in September, we have, along with the FIA, reached a decision that even a two-round FIA Shootout Cup will not be possible to hold owing to the Covid-19 restrictions with travel and quarantine regulations.

Although the FIA European Drag Racing Championship was already a non-starter owing to cancellation of all the rounds in the UK, Sweden, Finland and Germany, we had hoped to be able to hold an FIA Cup over the two late-summer rounds in Sweden and England.  This is no longer feasible.

The current plan is that each venue (Tierp and Santa Pod) will hold its own event under ASN national rules and permits, making them both now National Events.  Any international teams wishing to attend either event are welcome as always.

DRE will now concentrate on setting up the 2022 FIA European Drag Racing Championship, which we all hope will be campaigned over six rounds. Additionally, the management of DRE is discussing with the FIM to bring the FIM European Drag Bike Championship alongside the FIA European Drag Racing Championship at all rounds in 2022.

Keith Bartlett


Drag Racing Europe.