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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 […]

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ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

A second South African Rally driver has signed up to participate in the World Rallycross Championship.Capetonian Ashley Haigh-Smith, aged 25, will make his World RX debut during the 12th and final round of the Gumtree World Rallycross Championship in two months time. Haigh-Smith is set to participate in the circuit racing event in an Olsberg […]

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Sun International signs as official hotel partner for Cape Town WRX

Sun International is the official hotel partner for Gumtree World RX of South Africa, the final round of The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, which takes place in Cape Town from 10-12 November and will see the 2017 World RX Champion crowned. Sun International is Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming group […]

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Maximum supercar entry for legendary Loheac RX event

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will travel to Loheac in Brittany this weekend (1-3 September) for the best attended round of the season, the Bretagne World RX of France. Loheac RX attracts over 70,000 fans each year at the packed circuit which will see a maximum entry in all FIA classes […]

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Sébastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen head for France’s RX classic

Sébastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen will be out to fly Team Peugeot Hansen’s colours high and proud when the FIA World Rallycross Championship visits the packed stadium at Lohéac, France, for Round 9 on September 2-3. With six podium finishes to show for its efforts since the start of the 2017 campaign, Team […]

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South African rally champion Cronje to make WRX debut

Triple South African Rally champion Mark Cronje will race an Albatec Racing-run Peugeot 208 Supercar in the final round of the World Rallycross Championship at his home turf in November. The 39-year old has experience of competing a range of machinery in both rally and karting, and drove an M-Sport-built Ford Fiesta WRC car in […]

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ALISTER MCRAE TO REPLACE GUY WILKS IN WORLD RX

Australian-based Scottish former rally driver Alister McRae, younger brother of the late rally star Colin McRae (World Rally Champion in 1995), has announced he will join the FIA World Rallycross Championship for its last four rounds starting from the very next race at Lohéac, France, in just under two weeks (1-3 September), at the wheel of LOCO Energy World RX Team‘s […]

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60 SUPERCAR ENTRIES CONFIRMED FOR 2017 WORLD RX OF FRANCE

 Complete entry lists for round nine of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lohéac, France, have just been released. The French event, to be held on 1-3 September at the Circuit de Lohéac in the north of France, will feature a maximum number of entries for all the classes to be represented: World Rallycross competitors will be flanked […]

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Solberg’s RX team adds third Polo for German round

Petter Solberg’s Volkswagen-backed World Rallycross team will field a third Polo GTi Supercar in the penultimate round of the series at the Estering in October, for Volkswagen test driver Dieter Depping. The 51-year old German, who has won the German Rally Championship three times and also competed on the Dakar Rally, will join PSRX’s regular […]