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WRX | RD2 SWEDEN 2021

The FIA World Rallycross Championship arrived in Höljes, Sweden for round 2 of the 2021 season. Close to the Norwegian border, this iconic 1.9km rallycross track has always attracted huge crowds of Scandinavian motorsport fans earning itself the nickname of “The Magic Weekend”. This year, however, numbers were restricted due to COVID and perhaps this affected the atmosphere also?  Because of this near-legendary status in the world of rallycross, it has always been the event that everybody wanted to win and the possibility of beating the Swedes on their home…

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WORLD RX | RD1 CATALUNYA 2021

The opening round of the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship was dominated by the Swedes at the Circuit de Barcelona, in Catalunya. On the opening day reigning World RX Champ Johan Kristoffersson was the fastest man out on track, but he was not the overnight leader. In the first qualifying session of the year, his team KYB EKS JC Raceteknik seemly made a technical error in not connecting the FIA data logger on his Audi S1; this earned the three times World RX Champ disqualification from the session and handed…

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WORLD RX | RD1 – CATALUNYA 2021 | DAY 1

The FIA World Rallycross Championships has returned under its new promoter, Rallycross Promoter GmbH (Red Bull) for the opening round of the 2021 season. A few things have changed since the previous promoter IMG stepped away from the series, some changes of which will divide opinion amongst the fans and some which will have to be given the benefit of doubt. An all-new lineup of presenters and commentary team has been formed (except for the retaining of Neil Cole), with some familiar and well-known names to cover the action on…

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WRX | Entrylist for Catalunya unvelied

Catalunya entry lists unveiled – featuring 17-strong grids in World RX and Euro RX3 Champions from rallycross and other disciplines headline stellar Spanish line-up 16 nationalities, nine automotive brands and 12 models of car set for Catalunya Tantalising blend of youth and experience characterises both grids in Barcelona The entry lists for the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship curtain-raiser in Catalunya next month (23/24 July) have today been revealed, with 17-car grids in both World RX and Euro RX3 setting the scene for a sensational weekend’s racing in Spain. Bearing…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD10 | THE FINAL – SOUTH AFRICA 2019

The final round of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship takes place this weekend in South Africa at the Killarney Motor Racing Complex in Cape Town. 3 drivers go to the event with a chance of winning the championship and due to the close points tally, any one of them could realistically win. Leading the way is Timmy Hansen on 187 points having taken 4 wins through the season including the last 2 rounds in Latvia and France. Just 1 point behind is Andreas Bakkerud having taken 5 podiums including a…

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WRX | RD 8 – WORLD RX OF FRANCE 2019

Team Hansen MJP’s Timmy Hansen took an emphatic victory in round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, the World RX of France on a weekend in which the championship battle took a new twist. Timmy led home GC Kompeition’s Anton Marklund with younger brother Kevin Hansen third in the second of the team’s Peugeot 208s The overall results from the weekend meant Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud rose to the top of the drivers’ standings despite a fifth-place finish in the final. The Monster Energy RX Cartel…

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WRX | RD7 – CANADA 2019

The 7th round of the 2019 season took place in Trois-Rivieres. ES Motorsport couldn’t find a driver after Kevin Abbring was unable to attend leaving the field with 16 cars. It was an RX Cartel 1-2 in Q1 with Andreas Bakkerud leading Liam Doran. Bakkerud led his race from the start but Doran had to find a way past Guerlain Chicherit after losing out down to turn 1. The British Bomb made the worst start but powered round the outside and tried to cut across the Frenchman. The pair made…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD7 CANADA 2019

Canada plays host to the 7th round of the 2019 World Rallycross Championship. The streets of Trois Rivieres have been the backdrop to the series every season which means the teams and drivers are well versed with the circuit. It is still set to be a close weekend with at least 4 teams in contention for victory. Drivers Only the 17 regular drivers have made the trip across the pond with Rokas Baciuska and Kevin Abbring still at GCK and ES Motorsport respectively while Jani Paasonen will compete once again…

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WRX | RD6 | HOLJES – SWEDEN 2019

Round 6 of the World Championship saw 25 drivers descend upon Holjes for the magic weekend. Not only were the regular drivers set to challenge for victory but a number of local entries were known to be quick and fight for the podium places. Kevin Hansen won the first qualifying race. From 5th on the grid, he squeezed round Kjetil Larsen and Krisztian Szabo at the first corner with Larsen losing his front bumper. Szabo then jokered followed by Oliver Bennett who would later retire. Rokas Baciuska led until he…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD6 – HOLJES – SWEDEN 2019

The 6th round of the World Rallycross Championship takes place this weekend. The 600 horsepower beasts are set to tackle one of the most popular circuits on the calendar. ‘The Magic Weekend’ sees tens of thousands of Scandinavian supporters flock to the Höljes circuit and is one of the last remaining classic rallycross tracks. With its large amount of elevation change including a banked tarmac corner, Velodrome leading onto the back straight. Calling it just a weekend does not do the fans justice as many will arrive before Thursday and…

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