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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 […]

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Short tracks find new life with Red Bull Global Rallycross

GRC is targeting tracks now abandoned by NASCAR It appears that Red Bull Global Rallycross has found a new market in American short tracks. The 2017 schedule features stops at Memphis International Raceway, Thompson Motorsports Park and Evergreen Speedway.  Largely abandoned by NASCAR beyond weekly racing, venues like Memphis, Thompson and Evergreen have struggled to […]

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Gronholm joins father’s team for second World RX season

Niclas Gronholm, son of double World Rally Champion Marcus, will embark on his second season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this year, racing an M-Sport built Ford Fiesta RX. Gronholm Jr will switch from the OlsbergsMSE team to race as an individual entrant in the series, driving for his father’s GRX team, which will […]

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New Australian rallycross series set for launch

Australia will welcome a new domestic rallycross competition with the launch of the RXAus Series this weekend. The five-round series is the brainchild of 2011 Australian Rally Champion Justin Dowel and ARC regular Will Orders, who are eager to re-establish the discipline in the country. Rallycross has endured several false dawns in recent years following […]

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Loeb returns to Peugeot for second World RX campaign

Rally legend Sebastien Loeb will return to the World Rallycross Championship for a second term this season as part of a three-car line-up in the Peugeot-Hansen squad.Loeb will be again joined by Swedish driver Timmy Hansen in a pair of new 2017-specification Peugeot 208 WRX Supercars.Hansen’s younger brother Kevin, who won the European Rallycross Championship […]

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Rallycross 50th anniversary: TV producer Robert Reed recalls sport’s history at Lydden Hill

Grumpy Britons love to moan about the weather, but if it wasn’t for our inclement wind and rain, rallycross may have never existed. Dan Wright spoke to the sport’s creator as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. On Saturday, February 4, 50 years ago, motorsport history was made in a corner of Kent. Television […]

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Prodrive are building this fantastic Renault Megane RX

Under the bonnet is a “bespoke 2.0-litre turbocharged engine”, but Prodrive is fairly quiet (i.e. entirely silent) on the rest of the details. So, we’ll fill them in. The Megane RX will compete in the Supercar WRX class, so (going on current regulations) it’ll weigh about 1,300kg, have about 600bhp and 660lb ft – channelled […]

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Jenson Button downplays GRC speculation after OMSE test

Jenson Button has played down reports that he is set to join the Red Bull Global Rallycross fold this year, despite testing with the Olsbergs Honda squad at Sebring last week. The 2009 Formula One world champion has long expressed his desire to move into rallycross competition following his retirement from F1. His father, John […]

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Button begins Honda rallycross test programme

Jenson Button took a step closer to racing in rallycross on Wednesday, by testing a Honda Civic Coupe Supercar with Swedish team OlsbergsMSE in America.The outgoing F1 driver, who has been retained as a reserve driver by McLaren and will continue to work with the team, views OMSE’s American Honda-backed Civic as the obvious car for him […]

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World RX Presents New RX2 AT Autosport International Show

The RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires, which was previously known as The RX Lites Cup, was presented to the media and fans at the 2017 Autosport International Show in Birmingham.The support category is a feeder series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship and has seen several past RX2 champions, including Kevin Eriksson, Kevin Hansen and […]

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Solberg enters Volkswagen tie-up for 2017 World RX campaign

Former WRC champion Petter Solberg has secured a factory alliance with Volkswagen for the 2017 World Rallycross hampionship.Solberg’s PSRX team will work alongside VW Motorsport to field works-built, Monster and VW Sweden-backed Polo RXs for the Norwegian driver and Johan Kristoffersson, in a deal that marks the German marque’s strongest presence in the championship yet. […]

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Kevin Hansen scoops FIA Rookie of the Year 2016 award!

Only seven months ago, Kevin Hansen didn’t even have a driver’s licence, yet that didn’t prevent him from celebrating his first season in a rallycross supercar by claiming the 2016 European title. The Swedish youngster showed formidable form in his Peugeot Hansen Academy-run PEUGEOT 208 WRX as he scored four victories and one second place […]

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48 Seconds Flat Out In The Quickest* Car On Earth

We could argue all day long about what the fastest street car is. But at 1360 horsepower and an equal amount of kilograms (2998 lbs.), the Koenigsegg One:1 remains hard to beat on tarmac. So it’s no wonder that factory test driver Robert Serwanski averaged 77mph without me in the passenger seat up the tight […]

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Bakkerud Rules in Argentina, EKS Takes Team Title

Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud has won World RX of Argentina, the final round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the wheel of his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS RX Supercar. Volkswagen RX Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and EKS driver Topi Heikkinen finished second and third. EKS has clinched the 2016 […]

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Peugeot-Hansen Aim For Title Defence at World RX of Argentina

The 2016 World RX of Argentina will be the finale of this years FIA World Rallycross Championship and with 17 points to make up, 2015 Title holders Team Peugeot-Hansen are looking to mount a stern title defence against rivals EKSRX. The Franco-Swedish squad has taken two hard fought victories this year with Timmy Hansen winning in […]

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VW drivers closing on 2017 seats

By AutoSport  Volkswagen refugees Sebastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen are likely to settle their 2017 World Rally Championship seats by the end of November.The three VW drivers are understood to be working through their contracts with their management and legal teams at present.WRC champion Ogier remains at the forefront of discussions, with a […]

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Volkswagen eyeing Red Bull GRC expansion

Volkswagen could be about to increase their involvement in Red Bull Global Rallycross, despite announcing that they would be withdrawing from the FIA World Rally Championship when the current season concludes later this month. The German manufacturer, a part of the Volkswagen Audi Group which last week also scrapped the vastly-successful Audi Le Mans Prototype […]

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Red Bull GRC announce world’s first all-electric rallycross series

Red Bull Global Rallycross has announced a ground-breaking plan to run an all-electric series from 2018.The championship, which will be the first of its kind in the world, will run as a standalone series alongside the Red Bull GRC Supercars and Lites categories. The United States Auto Club (USAC) will continue to serve as the […]

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Eriksson Takes Maiden World RX Victory as Ekstrom Wins 2016 Title

 Kevin Eriksson took his first ever victory in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in spectacular fashion as Mattias Ekstrom sealed the 2016 World RX Drivers Title with one round to go after taking fifth place on the Supercar Final… Mattias Ekstrom has secured the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Drivers Championship after guiding his EKSRX Audi to […]

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Title Fight Heats Up As World RX Heads To Germany

The penultimate round of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will take place at Buxtehude in Germany this weekend (14-16 October). In the overall driver standings, it’s Mattias Ekstrom that tops the leaderboard with a 27 point lead over Johan Kristoffersson who is second. If Ekstrom – who has forfeited the […]

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Peugeot-Hansen Look To Take the Lead at the World RX of Germany

Team Peugeot-Hansen are only eight points behind FIA World Rallycross Teams Championship leader EKSRX and they are looking to leave the World RX of Germany as the series leaders.Team Peugeot-Hansen are showing that they are as resilient as ever after 9 time FIA WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb took his first ever victory in the FIA […]

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Solberg moves on from difficult World RX of Latvia

 Double FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg saw his Championship hopes take a dent at the World RX of Latvia, however the Norwegian had high praise for the eventPetter Solberg endured a weekend to forget at the first ever World RX of Latvia, however he was still full of praise for the event itself, despite […]

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Loeb set to remain in World Rallycross in 2017

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb is set to remain in the World Rallycross Championship next season, alongside his Dakar rally commitments with Peugeot Sport.Following his maiden World RX last weekend in Latvia, Loeb sits fifth in the WRX standings in his first season in the category. And the Frenchman has given his biggest indication […]

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World Rallycross is coming to Cape Town!

Story by:Adrian Pheiffer Cape Town – News that the final round of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship is to be staged at the Killarney International Raceway has come as a welcome surprise to South African motorsport enthusiasts. Killarney executive manager Des Easom announced on Saturday that the Western Province Motors Club had concluded a three-year […]

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Team MRF’s APRC battle resumes in Japan

 Team MRF driver Gaurav Gill could increase his FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) lead this weekend when the series resumes in Japan.Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill and Fabian Kreim will be hoping for another 1-2 finish in Japan.The Indian star currently leads his German team-mate, Fabian Kreim, but 33 points after three rounds as Team MRF […]

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One, two, three, QUATTRO in World Rallycross

Mattias Ekström took victory at round nine of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona. By achieving the fourth win of the season, Ekström also regained the top spot in the World RX drivers’ standings. With only three rounds remaining, the Swede is leading with ten points ahead of reigning champion Petter Solberg. EKS also […]

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Kristoffersson Wins World RX of France

Johan Kristoffersson became the fifth winner of a World RX event in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship as he secured victory at the World RX of France Johan Kristoffersson proved that the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship is the most open and unpredictable season so far for the series as he became the fifth winner […]

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France WRX: Kristofferson takes surprise win

Volkswagen RX Sweden driver Johan Kristofferson became the fifth different winner of the 2016 World Rallycross Championship at Loheac.Kristoffersson led the final of the French round from lights-to-flag, taking his compulsory joker on fifth lap and maintained his advantage to cross the finish line almost three and a half seconds ahead of Andreas Bakkerud. Former […]

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World RX Readies for Legendary Loheac

The FIA World Rallycross Championship heads to one of its most prestigious events this weekend for the the Bretagne World RX of France.The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will move to Brittany in north-west France this weekend for the most well-attended round of the World Championship: the Bretagne World RX of France. […]