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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 | 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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