The first day of the World Rally Championship was cancelled at Lydden Hall, England after a massive fire broke out at the Special One Racing Team’s service area. No injuries were caused to anyone around but the team's Delta Evo-e RX electric rally cars were destroyed, among many other things.

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A video was making the rounds on the internet where the Special One Racing trailer and cars in the paddock were alit. Later, two car shells with their classic Lancia Delta shapes were spotted and easily recognizable in the smoke and flames. Addressing this incident, the FIA World Rallycross Championship races announce the upcoming event at Lydden Hall will not take place as investigations continue regarding the cause of the fire.

Watch the video of the incident here:

The FIA and the World Rallycross Championship issued the following statement regarding the incident that said, “Following a fire in the service area of the Special One Racing team at Lydden Hill Racing Circuit in Kent, England today (Friday 21 July), the FIA World Rallycross Championship races scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday 22 July) will not take place while investigations continue regarding the cause of the fire.

“This incident does not affect the FIA RX2e Championship or Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy, which will continue as planned. A decision regarding Sunday’s scheduled World RX races will be made on Saturday.”

This season of the World RX has Special One Racing one of the five teams competing for the top prize. The other competitors at the event are Hansen World RX Team, Volkswagen Dealerteam Bauhaus, Construction Equipment Dealer Team and Münnich Motorsport. Five-time champion Johan Kristoffersson has won all three rounds so far in the season.