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PEUGEOT ANNOUNCE WITHDRAWAL FROM WORLD RALLYCROSS AT END OF 2018 SEASON

Peugeot have announced that they will be ending their programme in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the end of the 2018 season due to the recently announced delay in the electrification of the series.The French manufacturer has been one of the leading forces in moving things forward with the switch to electric power. Image credit: […]

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Spa to join World Rallycross calendar from 2019

By: Hal Ridge Spa-Francorchamps will host the Belgian round of the World Rallycross Championship from next season.Spa will replace Mettet as the series’ Belgian round, following a split between the Walloon circuit and the World RX promoter last month.Although no track layout has been released, the rallycross circuit at Spa will include the famous Eau Rouge […]

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Oliver Solberg holds his nerve to clinch 2018 RallyX Nordic title

Oliver Solberg has been crowned the 2018 RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires Supercar Champion after resisting the pressure of his title rivals to prevail in fine winning style at the Tierp Arena.In front of 7,700 spectators, Solberg recovered from seeing his championship advantage whittled down to four points by Oliver Eriksson coming into the […]

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WORLD RALLYCROSS HEADS TO ABU DHABI FOR 2019 SEASON OPENER

 The 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship will head to Abu Dhabi for the season opener following an agreement with promotors and the Yas Marina circuit. The event on 5-6 April will mark the first competitive rallycross event in the Middle East and use part of the Formula 1 circuit. “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Yas […]

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Austin WRX: Kristoffersson wraps up second title with win

By: Hal Ridge Volkswagen’s Johan Kristoffersson wrapped up his second consecutive World Rallycross Championship title by qualifying for the final at the American round of the series in Austin, then won the event when race leader Petter Solberg made a mistake. Solberg had dominated the weekend in Austin and started on pole position for the final […]

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By: Dominik Wilde Journalist World Rallycross front-runner Timmy Hansen took his first major rallycross win in over two years by winning the Inaugural Nitro Rallycross event at the Utah Motorsports Campus.The factory Peugeot driver was one of nine star drivers assembled for the one-off event which formed a part of the Nitro World Games extreme sports competition. […]

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Al-Attiyah set to race in World RX in 2019

By: Hal Ridge Two-time Dakar Rally winner and former World Rally driver Nassar Al-Attiyah is closing on a deal to race in the World Rallycross Championship next season. The Olympic medalist tested ES Motorsport’s new Skoda Fabia Supercar at the Bikernieki circuit in Latvia on Thursday alongside former works Hyundai WRC driver Kevin Abbring, who is […]

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Latvia World RX: Kristoffersson closes in on title with win

By: Hal Ridge Swede Johan Kristoffersson cruised to victory in Latvia to put himself within touching distance of a second World Rallycross crown.Having fended off a fast-starting Mattias Ekstrom at the start of his semi-final to take the lead at turn one and secure a victory that netted pole position for the final, Kristoffersson beat fellow […]

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Solberg was nearly forced to stand down due to illness

Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg was almost forced to withdraw from the World Rallycross Championship this season through illness, the Norwegian has revealed. Two-time World RX champion Solberg was diagnosed with lung disease Sarkoidose 12 months ago and the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team owner has admitted that his squad started to consider finding a replacement driver […]

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France World RX: Kristoffersson takes fifth successive win

PSRX Volkswagen driver Johan Kristoffersson fought back from a pair of less-than-perfect starts to score his seventh win of the season in the defence of his World Rallycross championship crown. Kristofferson battled back from making a poor start in Q2 on Saturday afternoon to claim top spot in the intermediate classification, but was beaten to […]

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Unique awaits World RX superstars at home of French rallycross

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy returns to European soil this weekend (31 August – 2 September) following its first transatlantic trip of the season, with Loheac in north-west France set to play host to motorsport’s most spectacular discipline. Such is Loheac’s legendary appeal that a capacity entry of 25 Supercars will […]

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KRISTOFFERSON AIMING FOR A LOHEAC HAT-TRICK

  With a fifty-five point lead in the Drivers Championship and five rounds left in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship, Johan Kristoffersson is in a commanding position. As he approaches the 2018 World RX of France this weekend, the Swedish driver is taking the safe option when looking to achieve his targets. “The strategy is to stay out of […]

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SOLBERG SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT IN CANADA

The 2018 edition of the World RX of Canada started off well for Petter Solberg, where he ended the first days action in third place overall after setting top three times in Qualifying. The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden driver pushed hard on Sunday where the pace increased with the performance of his team-mate Johan Kristoffersson. However seeing the 2017 World RX Champion take his […]

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SCOTT SPEED COMPLETES PERFECT WEEKEND IN TROIS-RIVIÈRES

Scott Speed completed the first ever weekend sweep in Americas Rallycross, following up his perfect qualifying run with a semi-final and final win at Trois-Rivières. The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross beat team mate Foust in their semi-final to set up a final showdown with Ken Block who won the other semi. The pair, who have developed […]

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Johan Kristoffersson claimed his sixth win of the 2018 World Rallycross Championship season with a fightback drive at Trois-Rivieres worthy of his world champion status. Johan Kristofferson Ninth on day one, points leader Kristoffersson entered day two with a damage limitation strategy, but fastest time in Q3 and Q4 elevated him to the top of […]

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World’s leading rallycross stars set to unleash street fighting skills

First transatlantic trip of 2018 for FIA World RX competitorsBattle royale in prospect at historic Canadian venue F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve to bolster ARX ranks The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will resume after its summer break this weekend (4/5 August) with its first long-haul trip of 2018, to World RX […]

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Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa returns!

World Rallycross of South Africa will make its way back this November, and promises to transform Killarney Raceway with two days of the most exciting motorsport action imaginable. Catch this motorsport extravaganza on 24 and 25 November. Last year’s hugely successful event had more than 30 000 attendees.  The reception and atmosphere will undoubtedly be as highly […]

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Solberg’s son set for World RX debut

Triple FIA world champion Petter Solberg could be joined by son Oliver in a round of the World Rallycross Championship later this year. The 16-year-old is also eyeing up the possibility of racing full-time in the European Rallycross Championship next season, that also takes place at World RX events. Solberg Jr became the youngest ever […]

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Ekstrom concedes World RX title to Kristoffersson

Former World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom says the battle in the second half of the 2018 season is for second in the points, behind runaway leader Johan Kristoffersson. Reigning champion Kristoffersson holds a 30-point advantage heading into the seventh round in Canada next week, while the other five factory-backed drivers, led by Ekstrom’s teammate Andreas […]

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SCOTT SPEED WINS AMERICAS RALLYCROSS DIRTFISH ARX OF COTA

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross’ Scott Speed held off a first-lap challenge from Loenbro Motorsport’s Ken Block to claim the victory in the second ever Americas Rallycross (ARX) event at the Dirtfish ARX of COTA Sunday. Speed took maximum points from the first event held at Circuit of The Americas’ permanent rallycross circuit and now leads his VARX teammate Tanner Foust, who won […]

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JOHAN KRISTOFFERSSON WINS IN HOLJES

 Johan Kristoffersson put on another dominant display today in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Holjes, Sweden, taking his tally of wins this season to an impressive five out of six. Kristoffersson led the overnight standings after taking two wins in Saturday’s qualifying races. He was unable to maintain a perfect clean sheet throughout Sunday’s running, with his team-mate Petter […]

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Forest fight in prospect as World RX brings the magic to Sweden

Sweden’s majestic Holjes Motorstadion awaits the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy competitors. Dubbed ‘The Magic Weekend’, the iconic forest venue hosts round six of the 2018 campaign, Swecon World RX of Sweden over three days with racing starting on Friday afternoon (29 June – 1 July). Defending champion Johan Kristoffersson arrives on […]

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Peugeot plans to bring new 208s to Sweden

Peugeot is planning to introduce a new 208 Supercar at the next round of the World Rallycross Championship in Sweden for Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen.The French outfit took its World RX programme in-house for 2018, having previously run in partnership with Kenneth Hansen’s Hansen Motorsport concern. Announcing pre-season that it would introduce developments throughout […]

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Kristoffersson Scores Dominant Clean Sweep Victory in Hell RX

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden driver scores maximum points’ on dominant weekend Mattias Ekstrom and Petter Solberg complete podium as Sebastien Loeb misses final PSRX Volkswagen Sweden scored its second FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy double-podium of 2018 at the Team Verksted World RX of Norway, as Johan Kristoffersson dominated to score victory. Sweden’s […]

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World RX – Kristoffersson claims victory at inaugral Speedmachine Festival

 Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson extended his FIA World Rallycross Championship points lead by scoring victory at the Cooper Tires World RX of Great Britain as part of the inaugural Speedmachine Festival at Silverstone. PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Kristoffersson claimed a maximum 30 points from the British event in his Volkswagen Polo R by finishing top of the […]

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PERNILLA SOLBERG – “SILVERSTONE PRESENTS A NEW CHALLENGE!”

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship moves to the “Home of British Motorsport” for its fourth round of the year, the 2018 World RX of Great Britain held at Silverstone. So far this season PSRX Volkswagen Sweden have been the team to beat in the first two races. However Team Peugeot Total ended that run in Belgium last time out with Sebastien Loeb beating Petter Solberg. […]

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Silverstone welcomes World RX for first time as Speedmachine powers up

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy ventures to pastures new this weekend (25-27 May) with the series’ first-ever visit to the iconic Silverstone Circuit for Cooper Tires World RX of Great Britain, round four of the 2018 season.   The first international rallycross event to take place at the ‘Home of British […]

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MA QING HUA READY TO MAKE HISTORY WITH FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS DEBUT

This weekend Ma Qing Hua will make history as he becomes the first Chinese driver to take part in the FIA World Rallycross Championship as it heads to Silverstone for the Speedmachine festival. Manfred Stohl‘s STARD Racing team will give the 30-year-old his World RX debut after he made the decision to shine a light the Chinese motorsport industry. “We are very active in […]

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VW commits to new Americas Rallycross series

Volkswagen has thrown its support behind the newly minted Americas Rallycross series (ARX) and announced it will enter the competition with its Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, which previously participated in the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series. Returning Volkswagen drivers Scott Speed and Tanner Foust will compete in ARX with upgraded Beetle Rallycross vehicles. VW said […]

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Why the World RX trumps the WRC

During the final World RX leg in Germany, Kevin Eriksson drove into the lead during the first bend after one of the most spectacular overtaking manoeuvres in recent motor racing history There’s a good chance you’ll have seen it by now. On the afternoon of Sunday 16 October, Kevin Eriksson lined up on the second […]

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LOEB ON SECOND WORLD RX VICTORY: “I DIDN’T EXPECT IT, SO IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE FEELING”

LOEB ON SECOND WORLD RX VICTORY: “I DIDN’T EXPECT IT, SO IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE FEELING”  Sébastien Loeb was delighted to secure his second FIA World Rallycross Championship victory as he topped an action-packed weekend of action at Mettet in Belgium. The Team Peugeot Total driver showed strong pace throughout the weekend, taking second in Q1, fourth in Q2, tenth in […]

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Kristoffersson Wins in the Snow at the Bompiso World RX of Portugal

Johan Kristoffersson extended his lead in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after taking his second straight win of the season in the Bompiso World RX of Portugal. Sebastien Loeb finished second for Team Peugeot Total with Petter Solberg placing third for PSRX Volkswagen Sweden in the final, which was run in […]

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Red Bull Global Rallycross Cancelled Entire 2018 Season, Series Looks Dead

Global Rallycross (GRC) may be the perfect distillation of motorsport for those with a limited attention span. Unlike the World Rally Championship, Red Bull’s Rallycross takes place on tight circuits that allow spectators to see every second of the six-lap race. Meanwhile, a full grid ensures lots of contact between drivers while a dirt section […]

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Wraps come off OMSE’s groundbreaking new Ford Fiesta ST

Olsbergs MSE has today (12 April) officially unveiled the groundbreaking new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar that it hopes will carry Kevin Eriksson and Robin Larsson to the top step of the podium in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – with history set to be made in Barcelona this weekend. Swedish […]

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Everyone chasing the Polo R Supercar – PSRX Volkswagen Sweden starts title defence mission in the FIA World Rallycross Championship

  It is a welcome fate that befalls every world champion: in 2018, Volkswagen and the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team have to take on the challenge of defending their FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) title. In Barcelona, Spain, on 14th and 15th April, world champion Johan Kristoffersson (S) and PSRX team owner and his team-mate […]

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New season of World Rallycross launches into action at Silverstone

The FIA World Rallycross Championship began its second ‘winter’ test on Monday at the new Silverstone circuit, alongside its official pre-season media launch, where stars of rallycross and single seaters alike came to mark the beginning of a new season. The test and media day was held at the newly built Silverstone rallycross track, which […]

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Solberg, Gronholm test new Volkswagen WRC 2 challenger

Former World Rally Champions Petter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm have completed tests with the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 ahead of its WRC 2 debut. Former World Rally Champions Petter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm have completed tests in Sweden with the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 ahead of its expected WRC 2 debut later this year. The […]

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New Silverstone track is “too slow” – Sébastien Loeb

 Sébastien Loeb has branded Silverstone‘s new rallycross track as ‘too slow’ following the opening round of the British Rallycross Championship which was the track’s first competitive meeting. The Frenchman was one of a handful of world championship regulars who entered into the event to get a taste the circuit ahead of the SpeedMachine World Rallycross […]

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IMG announce Americas Rallycross Championship

IMG, the company behind the promotion of the FIA World Rallycross Championship has announced that they will be launching America Rallycross Championship this year, along with the support ARX2 category featuring Supercar Lites. “Rallycross is a perfect match for the way we digest entertainment today: short, sharp wheel-to-wheel races that are packed with action. ARX […]