PREVIEW | WRX | THE FINAL - SOUTH AFRICA NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

PREVIEW | WRX | THE FINAL – SOUTH AFRICA

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

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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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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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 | RD2 – CATALUNYA – DAY 1 – Q1/2

Nineteen drivers arrived in Spain at the Circuit De Barcelona for Round 2 of the FIA World Rallycross Championships, The World RX of Catalunya. Being held slightly later on in the year, the weather was a lot better compared to the wet conditions that were experienced here last year. Kevin Hansen leads the standings heading into the first European race of the season but following on from the round 1 antics, brother Timmy and RX Cartel driver Andreas Bakkerud were both keen to get their campaigns back on track. On…

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PREVIEW | WRX | RD2 – CATALUNYA – BARCELONA

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 slighty revised this year, with the start relocating from the joker lap area to joining what was turn 6 last year and the finish moving…

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WRX | RD 1 – ABU DHABI | DAY 2

It was another hot day at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for day two of the first round of the World Rallycross Championship and it was more like an RX War Zone with battle scars across Q3 and Q4 for many and that was before the finals were even in sight. The first race of Q3 started off with a roll from Britain’s Oliver Bennett on lap two, those big curbs enough to send his Mini Copper up and over onto the roof. Maybe he was being a…

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WORLD RX | RD4 GBR | SPEED MACHINE FESTIVAL 2018

“The Home of British Racing”, Silverstone hosted its first ever FIA World Rallycross round in front of thousands of motorsport fans but was the action on the new RX circuit as hot as the weather? Without a doubt it most certainly was. Reigning champ PSRX Volkswagen driver Johan Kristoffersson proudly wearing the No1 on the side of his VW Polo R continues to dominate the World of Rallycross; but how was he to fare up on this new track? Well he wasn’t flying high all weekend, he did have a…

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WRX KING OF KARTING

Ahead of Britain’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championships which was to be held at Silverstone, some of the drivers lined up for what can only described as their toughest race to date as they competed in the WRX King Of Karting race. WRX stars such as Sebastien Loeb, Timmy & Kevin Hansen from team Peugeot battled it out against stars from across the pond with the likes of Scott Speed and Tanner Foust from the all new American Rallycross Championships (ARX). Taking the glory and the title of…

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