Introduction of RabócsiRing

Brief history

About a decade ago to most people, Máriapócs only meant an internationally renowned pilgrimage visited by the Pope John Paul II. Few people could have believed that it would not only be famous for the papal visit. In more recent times this small town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg country came to be known as one of the leading venues of rallycross which is the second most popular technical sport in Hungary.

Tibor Rabócsi an entrepreneur from Nyíregyháza had clear conceptions which were soon followed by actions.

A.M.G. RabócsiRing, named after its proprietor, was opened on 23 November 1996. The Auto-Moto-Gokart sports complex has developed its reputation for high-quality rallycross competitions since 1996. In 2000 the National Automobilesport Federation of Hungary awarded “The Racetrack of the Year” prize to the circuit. Today it is the most modern and most popular Hungarian rallycross track. It has gained international classification and has been the host of the Prologue of Zemplén-Rally National Championship several times.

Apart from rallycross competitions, motorcycle races (supermoto), rallysprint contests and corporate events take place at RabócsiRing. Since 2003 the circuit has been the venue of professional Gokart National Championship rounds.

Every year series of wide-ranging events and high-class services provide cultural entertainment for motorsports enthusiast in the region and the country. Due to the unbroken developments, rallycross and drift fans have been able to enjoy artificially illuminated night round of European Championships since 2007.