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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 | RD5 | HELL – NORWAY 2019

In the World Rallycross’ 6th year at its 66th event, the teams fittingly travelled to Hell. This is the first of only 3 traditional rallycross tracks still on the calendar and with its rolling slopes it could not be more different to Silverstone so the running order was going to be anything but easy to predict. A number of driver changes had occurred since round 4 with Kevin Abbring debuting for ES Motorsport after Rokas Baciuška had left the team and was now driving a 5th Renault run by GCK…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD5 – WORLD RX OF NORWAY 2019

As we reach the mid-point of the season, the next stop on the FIA World Rallycross calendar is surely one of, if not THE highlight of the year. Hell, Norway is most certainly the place to be as large crowds of motorsport fans flock to this iconic RX circuit for a taste of the World’s best RX action, surely it should be named Heaven? Currently, it’s a Scandinavian lockout at the top of the standings heading into Round 5, with the Hansen brothers from the Neighbouring Sweden leading local hero…

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WRX | RD4 | DAYINSURE WORLD RX OF GREAT BRITAIN 2019 | DAY 2

Opening up the second day of the Daysinsure World RX of Great Britain with a win in the first race of Q3 was Timmy Hansen. There was a tiny bit of contact with brother Kevin at Turn 1, but not enough to cause any upset. Timmy led the race from start to finish, but the time was some 3 seconds slower than Q2 of yesterday afternoon. The second race of the morning was a little bit more eventful, Monster Energy RX Cartel’s Andreas Bakkerud was clean away in the Audi…

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WRX | RD3 | SPA WORLD RX OF BENELUX 2019

Taking some three months to build and at a cost of six million Euros, the iconic Circuit De Spa Francorchamps situated in the Ardennes region of Belgium became the latest addition to the FIA World Rallycross calendar but was it money well spent? One can only guess at just how long it would take to see a return on such an investment but in terms of racing and action, the circuit certainly delivered on this. And so in my eyes, it was indeed money well spent; this was backed up…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD3 | SPA WORLD RX OF BENELUX 2019

With two rounds in the bag, the FIA World Rallycross Championship embarks on its second brand new circuit of the season for Round 3, the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This purpose-built RX track is 913 metres in length and like many World RX tracks, it is a 60/40 split of Asphalt/Dirt. It incorporates one of the most iconic corners in the world of motorsport, the Eau Rouge (or Raidillion, depending on how one likes to refer to it as). A fast, challenging corner whose fame has gone down…

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WRX | RD2 | WORLD RX OF CATALUNYA – BARCELONA 2019

The second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Circuit De Barcelona in Spain was a thrilling event for one particular Swedish family. After dominating the opening days qualifying sessions, the Hansen brothers set about making the World RX of Catalunya one to remember. It was a reverse grid for Q3 with the fastest guys from day one heading out onto the track first. With track evolution and the possibility of it getting faster as the heats progressed, would it mean that yesterdays slower guys would be able…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD2 | CATALUNYA – BARCELONA 2019

After an action-packed scorcher of a season opener in Abu Dhabi, the FIA World Rallycross Championship heads to Spain in Europe for Round 2, the World RX of Catalunya at the Circuit De Barcelona. Barcelona which first became a round of the WRX in 2015 is 1.135km in length and is a 60/40% split of Asphalt/Dirt with a 20-meter jump. The track is slightly revised this year, with the start relocating from the joker lap area to joining what was turn 6 last year and the finish moving as well.…

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WRX | RD1 | ABU DHABI 2019 | DAY 1 – FP/Q1/Q2

The offseason for FIA World Rallycross was a bit of a torrid time to be truthful, the whole Electric debate and the Manufacturer works backed teams exits caused some major upheaval for all. However, that is all behind us and the 2019 season is now upon us and starts off with a brand new venue in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit. 16 permanent drivers arrived in the sweltering heat of the UAE all raring to go with some familiar experienced drivers mixed in with some new, who are…

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