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 | RD7 - CANADA NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD7 – CANADA

The 7th round of the 2019 season took place in Trois-Rivieres. ES Motorsport couldn’t find a driver after Kevin Abbring was unable to attend leaving the field with 16 cars. It was an RX Cartel 1-2 in Q1 with Andreas Bakkerud leading Liam Doran. Bakkerud led his race from the start but Doran had to find a way past Guerlain Chicherit after losing out down to turn 1. The British Bomb made the worst start but powered round the outside and tried to cut across the Frenchman. The pair made…

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WRX | RD6 | HOLJES - SWEDEN NEWS & FEATURES RALLYCROSS 

WRX | RD6 | HOLJES – SWEDEN

Round 6 of the World Championship saw 25 drivers descend upon Holjes for the magic weekend. Not only were the regular drivers set to challenge for victory but a number of local entries were known to be quick and fight for the podium places. Kevin Hansen won the first qualifying race. From 5th on the grid he squeezed round Kjetil Larsen and Krisztian Szabo at the first corner with Larsen losing his front bumper. Szabo then jokered followed by Oliver Bennett who would later retire. Rokas Baciuska led until he…

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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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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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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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