Extreme E - Arctic XPrix Extreme E NEWS & FEATURES OFF ROAD 

EXE | ARCTIC XPRIX | GREENLAND

Extreme E: Saturday specialists X44 are Top Qualifiers once again in Greenland’s first ever motorsport event. Team X44 continued their 100% record of topping the overall standings after a rough first day in Greenland that caused championship leaders Rosberg X Racing to DNF in Qualifying 1. Sebastian Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez won Q1 with a time of 13:45.2, and finished second fastest in Q2, behind RXR’s Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor. However, an electrical gremlin for Kristoffersson and a roll for Taylor in Q1 meant they finished second slowest in…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS World RX 

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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BRC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

BRC | RD3 GRAMPIAN FOREST RALLY 2021

The British Rally Championship headed to North Eastern Scotland for round three of the 2021 championship. The Grampian Forest Rally, which features stages just a stone’s throw away from Aberdeen for the first time since the 1980’s offered up a fresh new gravel challenge for BRC contenders. Organised by the Stonehaven and District Motorclub, the event which also hosted the Scottish Rally Championship, featured 6 stages totalling 44 miles of competitive action. 13 BRC1 registered crews were joined by a number of other top National Cup crews to take on…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD8 YPRES RALLY BELGIUM 2021

Unbelievably making its first ever appearance into the FIA World Rally Championship, the Ypres Rally, Belgium hosted round 8 of the 2021 Championship.  Becoming the 35th Nation to hold the highest level of international rallying, Belgium and indeed Ypres is no stranger to rallying. For many years the roads of Belgium have been a playing field for European rallying and the Historic Ypres has been a battlefield not just through two great wars but for motorsport also.  Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT First, held in 1965, the Ypres rally has played…

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BTCC NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

BTCC | RDS 13/14/15 – KNOCK HILL 2021

The BTCC returned north of the border for its annual visit to Scotland and rounds 13, 14 and 15 at Knockhill. Colin Turkington put his poor results at Oulton Park to the back of his mind and put his WSR BMW on pole position for the first race on Sunday in an attempt to catch up on his championship rivals. Alongside him was Senna Proctor, once more showing good qualifying form, and just behind was Chris Smiley and Josh Cook. Photo: BTCC.net The first race saw Turkington make a blistering…

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BTCC NEWS & FEATURES RACE 

BTCC | RDS 10/11/12 – OULTON PARK 2021

The BTCC returned after its annual summer break and to an action-packed race day at Oulton Park. Ash Sutton headed into the weekend as championship leader, with Tom Ingram just behind. The top spot for race one was taken by Senna Proctor after an impressive qualifying performance he took his maiden pole position in the series. Alongside him was Gordon Shedden, with Rory Butcher and Daniel Rowbottom on the second row. The biggest loser would be Tom Ingram who wasn’t able to set a time due to a mechanical failure…

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ERC NEWS & FEATURES RALLY 

ERC | RD3 RALLY DI ROMA CAPITALE 2021

Having first hosted a round of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2017, Rally di Roma Capitale returned for its fifth edition and to host the third round of the 2021 ERC. 14 Asphalt stages covering 190km faced the crews, with last years winner and defending ERC champ Alexey Lukyanuk first on the road in his Citroen C3 Rally 2 car. Nickolay Gryazin would lay down the fastest time in his VW Polo GTi R5 on the short 4km Shakedown test stage on the Friday morning. The crews then headed…

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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS World RX 

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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NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS World RX 

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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NEWS & FEATURES RALLY WRC 

WRC | RD7 RALLY ESTONIA 2021

The FIA World Rally Championships returned to Estonia for Round 7 of the 2021 season. Estonias second edition of hosting a World Rally not only brought with it the familiar fast gravel roads with extreme jumps that were experienced last year, but this time around a few technical sections were also thrown in for good measure to. Photo: Hyundai Motorsport WRT A total of 314km spread over 24 special stages awaited the competitors in front of a mass of Estonian Rally fans who had flocked to the stages in the…

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