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FIA World Rallycross to switch to electric powertrains from 2020

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is set to become electric from the 2020 season, according to a report from Autosport. A source told the magazine that the Supercar category will switch to electric in 2020 after plans for the change were first announced last August. The understanding currently is that the new breed of cars will […]

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WRC favourites back for Sweden

The upcoming Rally Sweden [15 – 18 February] will mark the season debuts for three world rally car drivers – and the welcome return of a former champion. Henning Solberg, Lorenzo Bertelli and Yazeed Al Rajhi all return to top flight competition in Ford Fiesta world rally cars, while 2003 drivers’ champion Petter Solberg will […]

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New Polaris RS1 to race in Red Bull GRC support class

  Red Bull Global Rallycross and Polaris has announced that the new Polaris RZR RS1 will be the vehicle used for the new Red Bull GRC side-by-side support class this season.The single-seater off-roader is powered by a 1litre Twin Cylinder engine good for 110bhp, mated to an upgraded drivetrain and suspension based on the RZR […]

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Sunday’s Monte: Ogier victorious at home

Defending FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier has made the perfect start to his bid to clinch a sixth Drivers’ crown, mastering the elements to triumph on home soil in Monte-Carlo.The M-Sport Ford man began the final day of the season curtain-raiser 33.5sec ahead of the pursuing Ott Tänak following a sustained push from his […]

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Red Bull Global Rallycross to race electric, gas cars in same class in 2019

Red Bull Global Rallycross CEO Colin Dyne is planning to stage his own version of the great race in 2019.It will be electric versus gas, as the GRC plans to race gas-powered cars head to head with electric-powered cars in its Supercars class. Dyne expects as many as six electric cars on the grid next […]

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Ford returns as official WRC manufacturer

Ford has officially been registered as a manufacturer for next year’s World Rally Championship in conjunction with an increase in technical support to M-Sport.The 2017 dual championship-winning team will be known at the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team, ending Ford’s five-year absence as a manufacturer. Sebastien Ogier, who won the drivers’ championship this year in […]

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Peugeot World RX principal Hansen set to land sporting role

Team Peugeot-Hansen boss Kenneth Hansen is set to remain part of the French car maker’s World Rallycross Championship programme in 2018, despite the team’s operations being run from France. Peugeot has been involved in World RX since its inception in 2014, operating as Team Peugeot-Hansen in partnership with Swedish team Hansen Motorsport, run by 14-time […]

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FIA WMSC Announces 2018 World RX Cost Measures

The FIA World MotorSport Council convened in Paris this week to discuss many topics involving their World Championships and also Regional Championships with plans confirmed for 2018. Amongst these topics, measures for controlling costs for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship were discussed with Cost Control being the top of the list. With a lot of discussion […]

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Entries filling up fast for Inaugural RX2 on Ice Series

The RX2 International Series, the popular support class to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, will hold its first ever Winter series which is to be known as RX2 on Ice. The Championship will take in four rounds from early February to early March 2018, visiting Östersund and Höljes in Sweden followed by Ål and Gol in Norway. It […]

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Global Rallycross and Polaris start new racing series

It’ll be the first professional rallycross championship of its kind.Red Bull Global Rallycross has teamed up with leading utility vehicle manufacturer Polaris for a new racing series that will begin next year. Forming part of the Red Bull GRC bill alongside the regular Supercars and Lites championships, the UTV championship will be the first professional […]

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Timo Scheider and BMW In Talks for Potential World RX Entry

 Former DTM Double Champion driver Timo Scheider has revealed today to Motorsport.com that there are talks underway with BMW Motorsport regarding a potential future entry into the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Scheider, who competed in the Nurburgring 24 hours for BMW Motorsport this year as well taking part in eleven of the twelve rounds of the […]

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Marcus Gronholm in talks with Hyundai for 2018 World RX Effort

Double World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm has revealed that he is in talks with current WRC Manufacturer Hyundai to run a two car GRX Team in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The plan involves Gronholm’s own Rallycross outfit GRX teaming up with successful FIA European Super1600 Rallycross Championship team SET Promotion to run two 2016-based i20 […]

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Dowel claims Australian Rallycross Championship

l Justin Dowel has won the RXAus.com.au Australian Rallycross Championship title while Will Orders stormed to victory in the final round held at Carnell Raceway. The former Australian Rally Championship winner secured the crown following a consistent performance over the heat races at the track, located in Stanthorpe, Queensland. Justin Dowel His run, aboard a […]

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South Africa WRX: Champion Kristoffersson ends season with win

Johan Kristoffersson concluded his World Rallycross Championship-winning season in fitting style by dominating the final race of the year in South Africa. Kristoffersson lined up on pole position and made a good start to lead into the first corner, from where he was never headed despite a fight-back drive by Timmy Hansen, who had also […]

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HANSEN WINS Q4 AS KRISTOFFERSSON IS TOP QUALIFIER

Sweden’s Timmy Hansen set the quickest time in Q4 at the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, as Johan Kristoffersson claimed the TQ (top qualifier) position. Hansen took the lead at the first corner of Q4 race five and beat Kristoffersson to the finish line after the new […]

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KRISTOFFERSSON WINS Q3

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson set the quickest time in Q3 at Cape Town in South Africa to move to into TQ (Top Qualifier) position in the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship with one qualifying session of the year remaining. Kristoffersson beat Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom in Q3 race four, the 2016 World RX Champion […]

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HANSEN WINS Q1 IN CAPE TOWN

Sweden’s Timmy Hansen is the first ever driver to set a quickest FIA World Rallycross Championship qualifying time on the African continent by winning Q1 in Cape Town, South Africa. Hansen won Q1 race three in front of Norway’s Petter Solberg, who ended up third, behind World RX Champion Johan Kristoffersson. Sweden’s Kristoffersson didn’t make […]

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RX2 BATTLE RESUMES IN CAPE TOWN

France’s Cyril Raymond heads into the final round of the RX2 International Series at Cape Town in South Africa next weekend as the FIA World Rallycross Championship’s single-make support category Champion, the 2016 title-holder adding the 2017 crown to his list of accolades at the penultimate round in France. Behind Raymond in the points, there […]

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CAPE TOWN RX

The final round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – Gumtree World RX of South Africa – takes place in Cape Town this weekend (10-12 November).  Cape Town RX marks the first time that rallycross has taken place on the continent of Africa and is the only FIA World Championship […]

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HAIGH-SMITH ON RX TEST: “I COULDN’T STOP SMILING!”

South Africa’s Ashley Haigh-Smith is gearing up to make his FIA World Rallycross Championship debut at his home round at the Gumtree World RX of South Africa next month. Haigh-Smith tested the Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta Supercar that he will race in the event for the first time in Sweden recently, at the Strangnas Circuit. […]

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Cronje And Albatec Aim High for World RX of South Africa

Mark Cronje will make his debut this weekend in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship at the first ever World RX of South Africa and has set his sights on a Semi-Final place. The South African driver, who already has experience in Rallying, Circuit Racing and Off-road Racing, is looking forward to his World RX debut […]

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SOLBERG V EKSTROM: THE CAPE TOWN SHOWDOWN

The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship title may have gone the way of Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson, but just one point separates former World RX Drivers’ Champions Petter Solberg and Mattias Ekstrom for second please, setting up a last round showdown in South Africa this week. It was an amazing effort by Solberg to race in […]

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Rallycross – The Lions off to South Africa for the PEUGEOT 208 WRXs’ swansong appearance of 2017

This year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship draws to a close with the competition’s first ever visit to South Africa and Team Peugeot Hansen has pulled out all the stops in its bid to conclude the year in style on November 11-12. Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen have two targets for the season’s finale: to win […]

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Andretti, Volkswagen interested in electric rallycross

Michael Andretti has said that Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross could expand into Red Bull Global Rallycross‘ new electric category when it kicks off in 2019. VARX have won the last three drivers’ titles in Red Bull GRC’s Supercars class, and when asked by The Checkered Flag if there was a possibility of the team expanding into […]

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WRC crowds surge

Dynamic new cars and a thrilling season-long title battle have sparked record attendances at this year’s FIA World Rally Championship. Figures from the initial 10 WRC rounds show fans are flocking to view this season’s gripping action, and crowds have risen by five per cent compared with 2016 to more than 3,750,000 people. With the […]

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Foust masterclass fails to prevent third Speed title

A dominant weekend in Los Angeles from Tanner Foust failed to prevent Scott Speed from claiming his third consecutive Red Bull Global Rallycross championship crown.Foust won all three of his heats, and a semi-final, whereas Scott’s only triumph came during his semi-final, despite his impressive LA record of four wins from six previous starts at […]

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Loeb supports Peugeot heading into an ‘electrifying’ era

Peugeot has announced to increase its involvement in WRX together with ambassador Sébastien Loeb. The car manufacturer eyes an entry in the future electric division of the rallycross championship. The brand is ready to support the evolutions in E-WRX as part of its technological plan, which aims to offer 80% of the models in electrified […]

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Ford Performance, Ken Block, Hoonigan Racing leaving FIA World Rallycross Championship

Ford Performance, Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing Division are leaving the FIA World Rallycross Championship, effective at the end of the 2017 season. Driver Ken Block’s relationship with Ford and Ford Performance will continue as it has since 2010, with Block competing in various motorsport and Gymkhana events around the world. Block will also continue to produce his […]

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Peugeot and Loeb Confirm Increased Involvement in World RX for 2018

 The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship has seen its first Manufacturer entry confirmed today as Peugeot announced its plans for next season. The French Manufacturer has announced that there will be increased involvement in its World RX programme as they seek to win their first ever Drivers World Championship and their second Teams World Championship since 2015. […]

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Ekstrom Victorious at World RX of Germany

Mattias Ekstrom has returned to the top step of the podium after winning the the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship.The 2016 World RX Champion ended the first day as Top Qualifier and despite being beaten to overall TQ after Qualifying, the Swedish driver stayed the course to go on to take his fourth […]

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PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden Confirm Lineup for Germany

PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden clinched the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Teams Championship last time out in Latvia, however driver Petter Solberg was injured during the Semi-Finals. Petter Solberg will be the third entry at the 2017 World RX of Germany. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX After the incident, the team confirmed that Solberg had suffered […]

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Full extent of Solberg injuries revealed after Latvia crash

 Triple FIA World Champion Petter Solberg remains in hospital following the accident that put him out of last weekend’s Latvia World Rallycross Championship round.Newly-crowned World Rallycross teams’ champions PSRX Volkswagen Sweden has released a statement about Solberg’s condition. Having initially confirmed that Solberg had broken his collarbone in the semi-final two accident, the Torsby-based team […]

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Kristoffersson wins 2017 World RX title as Solberg hospitalised

The tenth round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship has gifted Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson with not only his sixth victory of the season, but also this year’s Drivers’ Champion crown. Let’s have a look at the action from the second day. Q3 Race 1 is substantially a battle between Nico Müller and Kevin Hansen, with the heat eventually […]

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CYRIL RAYMOND BECOMES FIRST DRIVER TO WIN WRX AND GRC TITLES

Cyril Raymond has become the first driver to win Global Rallycross and FIA World Rallycross titles. The Frenchman claimed the RX2 crown with one round to spare last weekend by winning his home event in Loheac, France, as title rival Dan Rooke failed to qualify for the final. It was Raymond’s fifth win from six events in […]