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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HEALTHIER THAN EVER WITHOUT MANUFACTURERS.With all three WRX manufacturers (Audi, Peugeot and Volkswagen) now withdrawn from WRX, how would the 2019 championship survive?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, […]

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PSRX VOLKSWAGEN SWEDEN PUT WORLD RALLYCROSS PROGRAMME ON HOLD.

In the two years since the teams inception, Johan Kristofferson have won 19 out of 24 races, including back-to-back championships for Johan Kristoffersson and the team.“It’s really sad, but the declining numbers of teams in the series makes it impossible for us to remain for 2019.” said Team principal Pernilla Solberg . “You wouldn’t believe how much pride I have in […]

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Gronholm, Solberg, Loeb urge action to secure World RX future

By: David Evans The biggest names in the World Rallycross Championship are demanding answers from series promoter IMG about the future direction the sport will take.Petter Solberg, Marcus Gronholm and Sebastien Loeb are frustrated at the series’ perilous position and a lack of answers from the promoter. Still reeling from a lack of support to deliver […]

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South Africa World RX: Kristoffersson ends title year with win

By: Hal Ridge Johan Kristoffersson completed an incredible run of World Rallycross Championship domination with a clear victory in the South African season closer.The already-crowned champion lined up on the front row for the final race of the year alongside PSRX Volkswagen teammate Petter Solberg, and the pair made an equal launch in the run to […]

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Solberg’s team in danger of missing South Africa RX finale

By: Hal Ridge  4h ago Double World rallycross champions PSRX Volkswagen Sweden are facing a race against time to compete in the final round of the series in South Africa this weekend.While the other teams are undertaking final preparations in the paddock at the Killarney circuit, the PSRX garage is absent of the squad’s title-winning Volkswagen […]

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AL-ATTIYAH ON THE VERGE OF MOVE TO WORLD RX WITH ŠKODA FABIA SUPERCAR

ES Motorsport is on the verge of confirming that rally legend Nasser Al-Attiyah will be taking on the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2019 in a brand new Škoda Fabia WRX car.Despite turning 50 this year, Al-Attiyah is showing no signs of slowing down as he looks to add to his two WRC2 titles, the PWRC title and two Dakar […]

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TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL AIMS TO SIGN OFF FROM THE FIA WORLD RX IN STYLE

Next week, the final race of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship on the spectacular Killarney circuit in South Africa will also mark the final race in the sport for Team PEUGEOT Total and the factory PEUGEOT 208 WRX. Having been the only team to deprive dominant champion Johan Kristoffersson of an event win earlier […]

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Team Peugeot Total aims to sign off from the FIA World RX in style

  Next week, the final race of the 2018 FIA  Rallycross Championship on the spectacular Killarney circuit in South Africa will also mark the final race in the sport for Team PEUGEOT Total and the factory PEUGEOT 208 WRWorldX. Having been the only team to deprive dominant champion Johan Kristoffersson of an event win earlier this […]

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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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Hansen-triumphs-in-star-studded-nitro-rallycross

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 […]