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KRISTOFFERSSON DESCRIBES “PERFECT” ALL STAR MAGIC WEEKEND

Johan Kristoffersson, often nicknamed The King of Rain’, proved why he is thought of as one of the best wet rallycross drivers in the world after taking the win at Höljes in the second round of the RallyX Nordic series. Two-time FIA ​​World Rallycross champion Kristoffersson, who struggled in the opening round of the season earlier in the All Star […]

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WRC STAR NEUVILLE AND WORLD RX CHAMPION HANSEN JOIN ALL-STAR GRID

Thierry Neuville and Timmy Hansen are the latest big names to join the fantastic field for next month’s blockbuster ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend at Holjes in Sweden (2-5 July). This year’s Rally Monte Carlo winner Neuville will drive in the CrossCar class with his vehicle bearing his own initials, LifeLive Nordic TN5. Although the 13-time WRC winner has contested some CrossCar events in his native Belgium, […]

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ALL-STAR ‘MAGIC WEEKEND’ TO INCLUDE LEGENDS CLASS

The All-Star ‘Magic Weekend‘ which is set to become the first international rallycross event this year during the pandemic period will now feature a Legends class where the former motorsport heroes will be able to join in and participate on 2-5 July. To introduce the Legends class to the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ is a great way to […]

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ŠKODA FABIA RALLY2 ALL-ELECTRIC RALLY CAR TO MAKE ITS DELAYED DEBUT AT JÄNNER RALLY 2021

Baumschlager Rallye & Racing together with Kreisel Electric are currently developing an all-electric Škoda Fabia Rally2, the first of its kind, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused issues for the Austrian companies, with the project now around 4-5 months behind schedule. They have lost time when the country went into lockdown and employees had to be laid off, then […]

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MOTORSPORT’S SHARE OF; “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’

MOTORSPORT’S  SHARE OF “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’ Times have without doubt changed – but so did the people. I could not help smiling this morning when I saw a promo clip telling “people” that watching WorldWideWrestling on TV, was like bringing the sport into your living room. In this promo, the wrestlers actually […]

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THE BIGGEST FACTOR MOST RALLY DRIVERS IGNORE…

“Perception” is the way you think about someone or something. It is also formed by what you understand through your five senses – touch, sight, sound, smell and taste.  Colour is added to your perception of things, by your past experiences, feelings and thoughts. So, what does this have to do with driving and especially […]

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Cape Town removed from 2020 Rallycross calendar – here’s why

Cape Town – Local Rallycross fans will have to wait until next year for their motorsport fix, with series promoter IMG having announced that Cape Town is not included in the provisionally updated 2020 World Rallycross Championship Calendar. The Cape Town leg of the 2020 championship was scheduled to take place on November 14 and […]

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INTERVIEW: SUSANN HANSEN – “IT FEELS LIKE I’M FLOATING AROUND, LIVING MY DREAM”

Hansen. A name that is associated with rallycross today and has been for decades. Brothers Kevin Hansen and Timmy Hansen are the driving force in the FIA World Rallycross Championship but it is their parents who they have learnt so much from. Kenneth Hansen, 14-time FIA European Champion for Rallycross from the late 1980s until the end of the […]

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ABBRING SWITCHES TO WORLD RX FOR 2020

Former Hyundai Motorsport WRC driver Kevin Abbring from the Netherlands will switch over to the top class of FIA World Rallycross Championship with GC Kompetition. Originally slated for the Euro RX permanent entry lists, he will now focus on some rounds in World RX this season. He will be entering in a newly developed Renault Clio R.S RX as a wildcard […]

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SOLBERG READY FOR ŠKODA DEBUT AT RALLY SWEDEN

Oliver Solberg, son of the 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg will be making his debut in the Škoda Fabia Rally2 car this weekend at Rally Sweden, taking on the WRC3 class with factory support from Škoda Motorsport. Oliver made his debut in WRC at Wales Rally GB last season in a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 alongside his father […]

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OLIVER BENNETT ON 2020 WORLD RX: “IT COULD BE THE BEST YEAR OF RALLYCROSS YET”

XITE Energy driver Oliver Bennett believes that this season could be the “best year of rallycross yet” as he gears up to enter the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Speaking at the 2020 Autosport International Show to The Checkered Flag, Mini Cooper SX1 driver Bennett says he’s “really excited” as his team prepare to enter its second full year of the championship. He spoke of his plans […]

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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. […]