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WRX | RD5 – HELL – NORWAY

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

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 lock out at the top of the standings heading into Round 5, with the Hansen brothers from the Neighbouring Sweden leading local…

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ARX | RD1 – MID-OHIO

The first ARX event of the year held at the Mid-Ohio circuit saw Tanner Foust top the tables after the four qualifying sessions following a close fight with former teammate Scott Speed. Going into the final round of qualifying the two drivers were separated by just one point. The final race of qualifying was led by Foust after breaking early to tuck up the inside of turn one to take the lead at the start and recording the fastest time of the weekend. Last year’s champion had to recover from…

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PREVIEW | ARX 2019

Americas Rallycross (ARX) 2019 is all set to get underway with a bang this weekend at the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio, where the wide-open fight to become the next champion will commence Much has changed amongst the ARX teams over the off-season, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will shine in the first round this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Course’s brand-new rallycross facility. Reigning ARX Supercar Champion Scott Speed made a major move over the off-season from the Andretti Rallycross team to Subaru Motorsports USA and will…

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WRX | RD4 – DAYINSURE WORLD RX OF GREAT BRITAIN | 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 | RD4 – DAYINSURE WORLD RX OF GREAT BRITAIN – DAY1

Returning to Silverstone, The Home of British Motor Racing; the FIA World Rallycross Championship arrived in the UK for the fourth round. As part of the SpeedMachine festival the rallycross forms the main highlight of this action packed, high performance, adrenaline filled weekend, which is tailored for the petrol heads and motorsport fans alike. Joining the World RX regulars, was current British Rallycross Champ, Mark Higgins in the Albatec Racing Peugeot 208. Although Higgins has not raced this season, he at least has previous here at Silverstone; which is where…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD4 – SILVERSTONE – GBR

WORLD RX BATTLE SHIFTS TO ALL-ACTION SPEEDMACHINE FESTIVAL The fourth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, the Dayinsure World RX of Great Britain, is the centrepiece of the SpeedMachine Festival at Silverstone this weekend.   The opening three events of 2019, have served up fiercely-competitive racing, plenty of incident – and the odd surprise. Silverstone promises more of the same. Timur Timerzyanov arrives for the British event fresh from a maiden World RX victory at Spa-Francorchamps. The Russian will look to progress beyond the semi-final…

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WRX | RD3 – SPA WORLD RX OF BENELUX

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

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…

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WRX | RD2 – WORLD RX OF CATALUNYA – BARCELONA

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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