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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 […]

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One-two in Canada: Kristoffersson wins, ahead of Solberg

Perfect weekend for PSRX Team Volkswagen Sweden: Johan Kristoffersson (S), at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar, won round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Trois-Rivières (CDN). Team-mate Petter Solberg (N), also driving the 570-hp Polo GTI, finished runner-up to complete the team’s second one-two of the season. This latest victory […]

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PETTER SOLBERG “LOST FOR WORDS” AS PSRX LEADS CHAMPIONSHIP INTO CANADA RX

As this weekend’s round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (5-6 August in Trois-Rivières, Canada) comes closer and closer, double World Rallycross Champion as well as 2003 World Rally Champion, Norwegian Petter Solberg, takes some time to look back at the considerable success his newly-rebranded PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team has achieved throughout the first half of the season. The team was formed […]

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Peugeot 208 WRX targeting third straight win in Canada RX

With previous wins at Trois Rivières to its name in 2015 and 2016, Team Peugeot Hansen has its sights set high once again for Round 8 of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship’s in Canada on August 5-6. Since the WRX’s last clash in Sweden, Sébastien Loeb has taken part in the Silk Way Rally […]

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NIC HAMILTON AND SOLBERG JNR TO STAR AT CANADA RX

Rising motorsport stars Nic Hamilton and Oliver Solberg will compete in the supporting categories at the Canadian round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at Trois-Rivieres next week. Hamilton, the younger brother of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, is currently competing in the British Renault Clio Cup series and […]

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SOLBERG AND KRISTOFFERSSON LOOKING FOR A TRULY MAGIC WEEKEND IN HÖLJES

Torsby-based team PSRX Volkswagen Sweden are looking forward to this weekend’s FIA World Rallycross round seven on their home soil at Höljes. Both their drivers, team owner as well as double World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg of Norway, and his Swedish team-mate Johan Kristoffersson, consider Höljes as their home event, although neither of them has yet been able to claim the […]

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OVER 100 ENTRIES CONFIRMED AT HÖLJES, BUT EKSTRÖM MIGHT MISS OUT

The Swedish round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, set to take place in just over a fortnight (30 June-2 July) at Höljes in the forests of Värmland, will benefit from a list of more than a hundred confirmed competitors: the World Championship drivers will be flanked by the FIA European Rallycross Championship‘s entries, for both the […]

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Kristoffersson extends World RX Championship lead after win in Norway

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson took a heroic victory at Team Verksted World RX of Norway, round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – his win made even more impressive considering the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden racer was driving with a badly injured right foot. Kristoffersson’s second victory of the year has extended […]

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SOLBERG FOCUSES ON WINNING HOME ROUND IN HELL

Hopes are running high at PSRX Volkswagen Sweden, as the team gets ready for this weekend’s round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Lankebanen in Hell, Norway. Both the team’s drivers, local star as well as two-time World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson, are entering the event full of confidence and determination, after they’ve […]

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Silverstone reveals new World RX

Drivers tested the new Silverstone rallycross circuit on Tuesday Silverstone has revealed its new rallycross circuit that will host the World Rallycross Championship in 2018. The kilometre-long layout, based around the British Grand Prix venue’s Stowe circuit, was unveiled at an event on Tuesday, with several of the series’ star names in attendance to try […]

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Lydden Hill holds last World Rallycross Championship event before meeting moves to Silverstone

Lydden Hill will host its last World Rallycross Championship event this weekend before the meeting moves to Silverstone. Twenty-four 600bhp Supercars have entered round five of the championship, which will celebrate 50 years of the sport.   Series promoters IMG announced in January that the annual British round will switch to the Northamptonshire Formula 1 circuit from […]

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KRISTOFFERSSON WINS WORLD RX OF BELGIUM

The 2017 World RX of Belgium saw Johan Kristoffersson take his first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship, however the win almost went to Timmy Hansen.Kristoffersson finished Qualifying on top after winning Q2, Q3 and Q4 which secured him pole position in Semi-Final One alongside with Hansen who looked to be a threat […]

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RX2 joins World RX for first time as World Championship moves to Belgium

Only a week after the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was in action at the Hockenheimring, the World Championship has now moved to Belgium for round four of the season: Coyote World RX of Belgium.  For the first time this year, the newly-branded RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires joins World RX. […]

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EKSTROM MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW AT HOCKENHEIM

Mattias Ekstrom has taken his third straight win of the year after securing victory in difficult conditions at the 2017 World RX of Hockenheim. The EKSRX driver made his way quietly through Qualifying for the third round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship to end up in fourth place overall and taking a front row […]

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22 competitors set for third round of FIA World Rallycross Championship at Hockenheim

The entry list for the World RX of Hockenheim has been released, featuring eighteen permanent entrants and an additional four individual entries. Reigning world champion Mattias Ekström will once again take on driving duties in both World Rallycross and the DTM as the two series team up again after a successful 2016 event. Making a welcome […]

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Solberg’s son to become youngest rallycross Supercar driver

Triple FIA world champion Petter Solberg will loan his title-winning World Rallycross Citroen DS3 to his son, Oliver, to race in the RallyX Nordic Championship this year. Oliver Solberg, 15, will become the youngest driver ever to race a top-level Supercar when he makes his debut at the opening round of the Scandinavian series in […]

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Ekstrom takes Barcelona World Rallycross win

Reigning Champion Mattias Ekstrom has won round one of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona after taking a lights-to-flag victory at the wheel of his Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. Germany’s Timo Scheider finished runner-up in his MJP Racing-run Ford Fiesta RXS Supercar after a stunning debut which saw the German also finish as […]

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World RX season ready to kick off in Barcelona

 Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen have unveiled the new PEUGEOT 208 WRX ahead of the FIA World Rallycross Championship season opener in Barcelona this weekend.Team Peugeot-Hansen head into the 2017 slate of 12 rounds around the world looking to usurp champion Mattias Ekström and his reigning EKS RX team.They will be helped in their quest […]

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Solberg’s Volkswagen-backed team unveils 2017 World RX car

Double World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and the PSRX Volkswagen World RX Sweden team revealed its new Volkswagen Motorsport-built Polo GTI Supercar in Stockholm on Monday afternoon. Solberg and new team mate Johan Kristoffersson were joined by members of the new team at the launch, an amalgamation of the Norwegian’s double-title winning privately-run PSRX outfit […]

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NEW RALLYCROSS TRACK LAUNCHED AT KILLARNEY

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy launched the new rallycross track at Killarney International Circuit yesterday, as tickets for the season-closing World RX of South Africa went on sale to the general public for the first time. More than 75 key South African media and 70 guests gathered at the launch of […]