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IMG terminates Americas Rallycross Championship

The IMG agency has announced it will end its Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX) having failed to reach an agreement with commercial partners to secure its long-term future. IMG launched the North American series in March 2018 as a companion to the World Rallycross Championship (World RX), which it also promotes. However, the agency said ARX will not […]

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Silverstone dropped from 2020 World RX calendar

For the second Speedmachine Festival this year, IMG promoted the event itself, but says it won’t run the event again next year. “One of the reasons we went to Silverstone was to utilise the whole facility, not just the rallycross track,” World RX boss Paul Bellamy told Motorsport.com. “What we found is, as the whole car […]

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RX LOCALS DO SA PROUD

E36 Cup, 2-litres wow world title crowd While the epic top billing SABAT Rallycross of South Africa held Cape Town rapt, the supporting cast of home-brewed South African RX also entertained at the Killarney International Raceway over the weekend. Three-litre rear-wheel drive E36 Cup BMW racers and two-litre front-wheel drive machines flew the South African […]

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Hansen World Champion on split decision

Timmy Hansen was crowned as the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion a count-back of wins over Andreas Bakkerud at a breathtaking SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa at a sweltering Killarney International Raceway on Sunday. The Cape Town crowd was treated to a spectacular and bruising season finale as the two ended on even points […]

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WORLD RX – WHO WILL WIN?

The lowdown on Killarney’s title showdown This weekend’s FIA World Rallycross title fight is poised to be among the finest racing spectacles ever witnessed in South Africa, as Swedish brothers Timmy and Kevin Hansen and Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud prepare to do battle to decide who is best in the world, right here in Cape Town. […]

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World Rallycross heads for Cape Town season finale

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is locked and loaded and full stream ahead for Cape Town and the explosive world title showdown at the Killarney International Raceway 9-10 November.  All the cars, spares, equipment and everything required to race far away in Darkest Africa was loaded and locked into containers at team bases across Europe […]

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Hansen brothers share wins as TitansRX title fight hots up

Timmy and Kevin Hansen shared the main event victories at the Nyirad Motorsport Centrum in Hungary as top-level rallycross racing returned to the historic track.Coming into this weekend Timmy Hansen was trailing both Kevin Hansen and Topi Heikkinen in the standings, and needed a strong weekend to keep his title hopes alive. He got off […]

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CAPE RALLYCROSS SENSATION

FIA World Rallycross Championship set for South African decider South Africans, whether they are race fans or not, are set for a blockbuster treat when the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy goes down to the wire at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town 9-10 November. Most significantly, this year’s world title […]

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France World RX: Timmy Hansen wins, Bakkerud takes points lead

Hansen topped qualifying at Loheac with a dominant performance in Q4, fighting back from a difficult opening day, but was beaten away from the line in the first semi-final by title-rival Andreas Bakkerud, who won the encounter to secure pole position for the final. By qualifying third in the Intermediate Classification, Bakkerud had moved into […]

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PREVIEW: 2019 WORLD RX OF FRANCE – PRESSURE IS MOUNTING

Amazingly there are just three rounds left in the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The season has gone by so quickly and at least three drivers remain in championship contention as the series heads to Loheac for its annual appearance in France. Andreas Bakkerud‘s win in Trois-Rivieres last time out elevated him into second place in the championship and […]

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KEVIN HANSEN WINS EVENTFUL 2019 NITRO RALLYCROSS

It was a Swedish 1-2-3 in the 2019 Nitro Rallycross in Utah as Kevin Hansen won on his debut. Patrik Sandellpushed Hansen all the way but could not get close enough to make a move on the 21-year-old.Kevin’s brother, Timmy Hansen fought from the back to make the podium for a second year running. All three drivers were on maximum attack and […]

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Scott Speed Breaks His Back on Hard Landing at Exhibition Rallycross Event

The multi-time rallycross champion finished the session before he was taken to a nearby hospital to confirm a “destroyed” T6. While competing in a Nitro Rallycross event at Utah Motorsports Park on Friday, pro driver Scott Speed suffered a broken back upon landing his works-run Subaru WRX STI race car. The 36-year-old, who has experience in […]

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 ANDRETTI RALLYCROSS FINISHES 1-2 IN THE ARX OF CANADA

Tanner Foust becomes fourth different winner in four ARX rounds this season Andretti Rallycross’ Tanner Foust and Cabot Bigham finished 1-2 in the ARX of Canada, Round 4 of the 2019 ARX Supercar Championship on Sunday. Foust became the fourth different winner in four rounds this season at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres venue by […]

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Bakkerud finally wins in Canada as WRX title battle takes a dramatic twist

Andreas Bakkerud scored a stunning victory at the World RX of Canada in Trois-Rivieres to turn the drivers’ battle in the World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy on its head with three rounds remaining. It was the Monster Energy RX Cartel driver’s first World RX victory since 2016 in Argentina. He had come close […]

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PREVIEW: 2019 WORLD RX OF CANADA – THE CHAOS CONTINUES

Round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship takes place at the Circuit Trois-Rivieres, Canada as the championship its sole appearance in North America with the championship heating up, Kevin Hansen leads the championship from brother and teammate, Timmy Hansen by a slim margin of six points. Andreas Bakkerud is still in contention for the title, twenty-two points behind […]

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Wildcard Eriksson takes stunning win in Holjes RX

Swedish wildcard Sebastian Eriksson won a pulsating final of the Swecon World RX of Sweden, the sixth round of the World Rallycross Championship. A weekend crowd of over 48,000 turned out at Holjes Motorstadion for the Magic Weekend, a highlight of the world rallycross calendar. Although heavy rain in the early part of the day […]

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Gronholm to make one-off return in celebrity race

By: Hal Ridge Double World Rally champion Marcus Gronholm and 14-time European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen will return to competition for a one-off celebrity race at Holjes next week.The pair will headline the Crosscar Star Challenge event on the eve of the World Rallycross Championship’s Swedish round. The Crosscar buggy race will mark Gronholm‘s first outing […]

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Anton Marklund has been stripped of his maiden World Rallycross win at the Norwegian round in Hell due to a post-race technical infringement.

  By: Hal Ridge The decision hands Niclas Gronholm, who had initially finished third on track before being promoted to second when Kevin Hansen was penalised for contact, his first World RX win.Gronholm had topped qualifying and won the first semi-final in torrential conditions, but lost out in the final after a poor start. GC […]

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WRX | 2019 championship bounces back – without manufacturers

2019 WRX CHAMPIONSHIP HEALTHIER THAN EVER WITHOUT MANUFACTURERS.With all three WRX manufacturers (Audi, Peugeot and Volkswagen) now withdrawn from WRX, how would the 2019 championship survive? Well, if the first four rounds are anything to go by, the answer is extremely well. The need to ‘improve the show’ is becoming increasingly important in modern racing. […]

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Timmy Hansen grabs the spoils World RX of Great Britain finale

Timmy Hansen claimed victory in a gripping final of the World RX of Great Britain at the SpeedMachine Festival, the fourth round of the 2019 World Rallycross Championship.Hansen thus became the first double winner of the 2019 season, following victory in Barcelona in round two in his Team Hansen MJP Peugeot 208. The Swede engaged in a […]

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Barcelona World RX: Hansen pulls off dominant win

Timmy Hansen completed a weekend of domination in Barcelona by claiming his first victory of the World Rallycross season. Hansen’s sixth career victory came thanks to leading through the qualifying stages at Barcelona’s Formula 1 circuit, with a pair of fastest times in Q3 and Q4 to back up his overnight lead, before leading both […]

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Peugeot unleashes its wild 208 WRX

Good news, ladies and gents. Bona fide driving god Sebastien Loeb – nine time WRC champ and disciple of practically every motorsport worth talking about – is once again competing in the wild world of rallycross. He’s back for another year alongside Brothers Timmy and Kevin Hansen. And they’ll be driving this. This, is a 208 WRX with […]

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AMERICAS RALLYCROSS GETS BOOST WITH RETURN OF VOLKSWAGEN

In an announcement that is unquestionably pivotal to the success of the fledgling Americas Rallycross series, Volkswagen, the defending champion, has finally announced that it would be back for ARX’s second season. Michael Andretti’s Andretti Rallycross team will again field two Beetles, despite the fact that the Beetle is ending its run on the U.S. […]

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World RX announces separate electric series for 2020

The World Rallycross Championship has announced a new electric series called Projekt E after plans to switch World RX to electric cars for 2021 were extinguished. Motorsport.com broke the news last week that World RX won’t be switching to electric cars in 2021, after a manufacturer vote on the March 29 deadline for the EWRX concept failed. […]

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Yas Marina Circuit World RX track layout revealed

Yas Marina Circuit today revealed the stunning track layout for the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy on April 5-6. At an official opening ceremony, Muhammed ben Sulayem, a 14-time FIA Middle East Rally champion and president of the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates, was given […]

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Gronholm’s World RX team adds third car for selected rounds

Hal Ridge motorsport.com Reining European Rallycross Champion Reinis Nitiss will join returning regular drivers Timur Timerzyanov and Niclas Gronholm in the squad, while also working in a development driver role behind the scenes. The GRX squad increased its World RX programme to two cars for 2018 with ex-WRC i20s and Gronholm Jnr was regularly the best […]

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VW open to World RX return if electric plans proceed

  Volkswagen could return to the World Rallycross Championship as early as next year, if plans for the sport to switch to electric cars in 2021 go ahead. Petter Solberg’s Volkswagen-backed PSRX squad announced in December that it will sit out this year due to a lack of competition, following the departure of Peugeot’s works effort and […]

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Massive rallycross championship to be held at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit

Calling all petrol heads! It’s time to get revved up with the arrival of the first ever FIA World Rallycross Championship to be held in Abu Dhabi. Yas Marina Circuit will welcome the world’s best and fastest rally drivers for the weekend-long event across Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6. Tickets are on sale […]

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Rallycross giants join GRC Europe!

One of Rallycross’ most renowned teams, Hansen Motorsport, will participate in the brand-new GRC Europe Series. Run by 14-time European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen, the team will be fielding his sons Timmy, World Championship runner-up in 2015, and Kevin, FIA European Rallycross Champion 2016 and FIA Rookie of the Year. The Swedes have been in […]

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SEASON REVIEW: 2018 FIA EUROPEAN RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – NITISS HOLDS OFF INCREASING COMPETITION FOR TITLE WIN

Whilst the FIA World Rallycross Championship is going through a difficult period, by contrast, the 2018 FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars witnessed another year of capacity entries and close racing.With such a strong entry at each of the five rounds in the calendar and strong entries appearing on a round by round basis, Reinis Nitiss had to work hard to keep his […]

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SEASON REVIEW: 2018 AMERICAS RALLYCROSS – SPEED PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF

If you go back to the start of the year there were doubts as to whether top-level rallycross in the US would even have a home this year.Thankfully, rising from the ashes of Global Rallycross was Americas Rallycross, and while 2018 was very mich a building year for ARX – it had just four rounds […]

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Ostberg weighing up partial World RX programme after test

Ousted Citroen WRC driver Mads Ostberg is considering a mixed programme of events in 2019, following a first rallycross Supercar test in Belgium on Tuesday.The Norwegian drove an ES Motorsport Skoda Fabia Supercar at former World RX venue Mettet as he assesses his options for next season. “It was a lot of fun to be […]

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IMG CONFIDENT FOR 2019 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS SEASON AS LOSS OF WORKS ENTRIES OVERSHADOWS SERIES

FIA World Rallycross Championship promotors IMG are confident that the series can continue to flourish in the 2019 season, despite the top three manufacturers pulling their support of the teams in the series. Todays news that PSRX Volkswagen Sweden will not be on the grid in 2019 follows on from prior announcements that both Peugeot and Audi would be cutting […]

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Johan Kristoffersson likely to make World Touring Car switch

Two-time World Rallycross Championship and STCC drivers’ champion Johan Kristoffersson is set to join the grid in the 2019 World Touring Car Cup, following the withdrawal of Volkswagen Motorsport and Kristoffersson Motorsport from the rallycross category. Kristoffersson, who turned 30 two weeks’ ago, wrapped up his second Scandinavian Touring Car Championship title this year at […]

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SOLBERG STILL BELIEVES IN WORLD RX, DESPITE HAVING TO PAUSE PSRX PROGRAMME

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team owner Petter Solberg has told of his frustration at the team not being able to continue in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2019.With the recent loss of manufacturer entries in the series, Solberg’s team and partners have taken the decision to postpone plans for next season. “We can all see the potential here, […]