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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #20 en: Abril 15, 2016, 22:23:17 pm »
Me gusta más el DS3 sin el dorado y con el rojo. Ahora le falta cambiar y poner más rojo que negro, y quizás quede incluso mejor.

La carrera será la leche; hay plantel y nivel, habrá mal tiempo; barrizal quizás?
Equipo nuevo y marca representada oficialmente, Loeb, Block, Backerud, Solberg, Hansen, Ekstrom......
Esta primera carrera del año promete mucho!


Por cierto, y ahí lo dejo alguién ve claro como yo un Guest Driver con Peugeot Hansen Red Bull, haciendo pareja con Loeb su ex-compañero de equipo en Citröen, a Carlos Sainz para el Barcelona RX ?

Porque a mi me pica bastante la nariz.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #21 en: Abril 15, 2016, 23:27:50 pm »
¡Creo que te pueden las ganas! :cuñao:

No se, yo lo veo complicado, aunque ojala se cumpliera. :sisi1:

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #22 en: Abril 16, 2016, 17:14:43 pm »
Ya, puede ser. Pero creo que ayudaría a dejar el circuit bien lleno de público a rebosar, y que el año pasado no estuvo tan lejos de hacerse realidad.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #23 en: Abril 16, 2016, 23:18:25 pm »







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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #24 en: Abril 17, 2016, 00:40:03 am »

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #25 en: Abril 17, 2016, 12:16:40 pm »
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #26 en: Abril 17, 2016, 12:59:11 pm »


Sunny, shiny day and amazing crowd here in Montalegre. Enjoying every single second of the day to the limit. One more Qualifying Race, then Semi-finals
@loeb_seb09 7th overall after Q3.
#Rallycross #nofilter #actionphotography — at Rallycross Circuit of Montalegre.

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"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #27 en: Abril 19, 2016, 10:05:26 am »
Dos horas disfrutando de Montalegre.


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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #28 en: Mayo 03, 2016, 11:34:08 am »
Una noticia que seguro le va a gustar a @red5isalive :sisi1: Y es que este hombre se atreve a todo.



Albert Llovera se une al Mundial de Rallycross

El catalán [¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?] afronta un programa parcial en RX Lites junto al equipo de Krzysztof Holowczyc

03/05/2016 | David Durán  | Fotos: Press

Albert Llovera ha anunciado que va a estar presente con un programa parcial en el Campeonato Mundial de Rallycross, participando en la categoría RX Lites en el equipo de Krzysztof Holowczyk.  Se trata de la primera ocasión en la que un piloto español tiene un  programa en el certamen después de la aparición de Laia Sanz en la misma  disciplina durante el RX de Barcelona en 2015.
 
Una vez acabó el Dakar, Llovera se dispuso a asegurar el presupuesto para la temporada 2016, llegando hasta Varsovia para hablar en persona con Holowczyk – quien este año ha acabado en tercera posición del reto dakariano  al volante de uno de los Mini All4Racing de X-Raid. Esta reunión ha  dado lugar a un programa parcial que permitirá a Llovera competir en las  pruebas de Noruega, Suecia y España del Mundial de Rallycross dentro del equipo del polaco.

La posibilidad de competir en un circuito corto, variado, derrapar como una constante... me motiva mucho.  Estoy convencido que los rivales serán especialistas y por tanto el  calendario parcial mes servirá para adaptarme al sistema de competición.  En el momento de elegir los escenarios, me ha dicho que las pruebas del  norte de Europa son de las mejores en cuanto a organización y ambiente  de público”, declaró Llovera.

“Dentro de mes y medio se disputa el primer compromiso al que acudiremos.  La mecánica se está acabando en las instalaciones del equipo de  Varsovia. Después tendremos que acoplar los mandos para pilotar con las  manos. En esta ocasión hacer un test puede resultar más fácil  que con otros vehículos pero hay que encontrar el tiempo necesario para  hacerlo antes del viaje a Noruega”, añadió.

http://www.revistascratch.com/rallycross/noticia/albert-llovera-se-une-al-mundial-de-rallycross-31959?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter





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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #29 en: Mayo 03, 2016, 16:31:13 pm »
Este fin de semana tenemos cita en Hockenheim.


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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #30 en: Mayo 04, 2016, 20:40:26 pm »
Una noticia que seguro le va a gustar a @red5isalive :sisi1: Y es que este hombre se atreve a todo.



Albert Llovera se une al Mundial de Rallycross

El catalán [¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?] afronta un programa parcial en RX Lites junto al equipo de Krzysztof Holowczyc

03/05/2016 | David Durán  | Fotos: Press

Albert Llovera ha anunciado que va a estar presente con un programa parcial en el Campeonato Mundial de Rallycross, participando en la categoría RX Lites en el equipo de Krzysztof Holowczyk.  Se trata de la primera ocasión en la que un piloto español tiene un  programa en el certamen después de la aparición de Laia Sanz en la misma  disciplina durante el RX de Barcelona en 2015.
 
Una vez acabó el Dakar, Llovera se dispuso a asegurar el presupuesto para la temporada 2016, llegando hasta Varsovia para hablar en persona con Holowczyk – quien este año ha acabado en tercera posición del reto dakariano  al volante de uno de los Mini All4Racing de X-Raid. Esta reunión ha  dado lugar a un programa parcial que permitirá a Llovera competir en las  pruebas de Noruega, Suecia y España del Mundial de Rallycross dentro del equipo del polaco.

La posibilidad de competir en un circuito corto, variado, derrapar como una constante... me motiva mucho.  Estoy convencido que los rivales serán especialistas y por tanto el  calendario parcial mes servirá para adaptarme al sistema de competición.  En el momento de elegir los escenarios, me ha dicho que las pruebas del  norte de Europa son de las mejores en cuanto a organización y ambiente  de público”, declaró Llovera.

“Dentro de mes y medio se disputa el primer compromiso al que acudiremos.  La mecánica se está acabando en las instalaciones del equipo de  Varsovia. Después tendremos que acoplar los mandos para pilotar con las  manos. En esta ocasión hacer un test puede resultar más fácil  que con otros vehículos pero hay que encontrar el tiempo necesario para  hacerlo antes del viaje a Noruega”, añadió.

http://www.revistascratch.com/rallycross/noticia/albert-llovera-se-une-al-mundial-de-rallycross-31959?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter





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Sí !! Sí que me gusta sí !!
Me olvidé de ponerla por aquí jeje
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #31 en: Mayo 06, 2016, 15:45:50 pm »
Previo Hockenheim.





DATOS DEL CIRCUITO

Asfalto / Tierra:    60% / 40%    
Longitud del circuito:    1,24 km

Ganador 2015:    Petter Solberg, Citröen DS3   04:37.837
2º clasificado 2015:   Reinis Nitiss, Ford Fiesta ST   04:40.377
3er clasificado 2015 :   Timmy Hansen, Peugeot 208   04:41.659

Vuelta rápida:    Petter SOLBERG (2015), Citröen DS3    00:43.764




"To win the first ever World RX event on a shared DTM weekend  was amazing! We did a massive job with the car before the race. My team  was extremely focused and worked flat out for days and weeks. To give  them this win was the best feeling ever!"
Petter Solberg, 2015 Hockenheim RX winner

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #32 en: Mayo 06, 2016, 16:11:16 pm »
¿Siguiendo los pasos de Loeb? :gaydude: :gaydude:


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#WRC #WorldRX Sébastien Ogier está en Hockenheim este fin de semana. Curioseando el Audi S1 RX de Mattias Ekstrom


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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #33 en: Mayo 06, 2016, 21:24:40 pm »
Para cualquier fan del motor, el fin de semana de Hockeinheim con DTM + RX es de lo mejor que puedes ver en directo.

Por otro lado, lo de Ogier, también se le ha visto con Solberg :-P
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #34 en: Mayo 06, 2016, 21:27:02 pm »
Y por cierto, un recordatorio de como tomar la 1a curva del Hockeinheim,



Por Kristofferson.
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #35 en: Mayo 08, 2016, 23:30:57 pm »
Tras unas semifinales muy interesantes y con mucha "miga" la final ha sido un paseo para el Team Ekstrom, con Mattias Ekstrom primero desde la vuelta 3 cuando en una maniobra genial ha superado tras hacer la joker lap, a su compañero de equipo Toppi Heikkinen.

Peter Solberg inició la carrera con problemas de motor, así como también los tuvo en las qualys, y acabó 4.

Ken Block, un hombre con suerte este fin de semana, ya que había acabado fuera de los procesos de Qualy antes que le cayese una penalización a Timmy Hansen por peso ilegal, ha acabado colandose en la final y gestionando muy bien cada uno de los momentos de la carrera para acabar en el podio siendo 3o tras los dos Audis.

5o ha acabado un sorprendente Liam Doram, que esta viviendo una segunda juventud con su Mini, volviendo a conducir "su" coche. Aunque la final no le ha salido bien, ha dominado su manga calificatoria.

Sexto ha quedado Larsson, una vez más en la final, el sueco que es piloto privado ha volcado el coche con una vuelta de campana y ha podido acabar último en la final.

Cabe destacar que ningún Peugeot ha llegado a la final, ni ninguno de los Hansen ni Jeanny, ni tampoco Sebastien Loeb.




EKSTROM WINS AT HOCKENHEIM
Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom took an epic victory at today’s World RX of Hockenheim, round two of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. Finland’s Topi Heikkinen finished runner-up making it an EKS RX one-two in the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro.  America’s Ken Block took the third podium spot in his Hoonigan Racing Division run Ford Focus RS RX Supercar.

Ekstrom – who was also competing in the DTM German Touring Car Championship at the Hockenheimring this weekend – was top qualifier at the end of the World RX qualifying sessions before going on to win Free Practice 3 in DTM.  He went on to compete in DTM’s second race this afternoon.

“I’ve never been happier in my entire life – to win in World RX and now in front of my loyal DTM fans is a dream come true,” said Ekstrom who is tied at the top of the World RX drivers’ standings alongside Petter Solberg [48 points]. “Topi is a great racer, he certainly made it tough for me! I had my opportunity at the Joker Lap and I managed to take it a smooth line ahead of Topi. What an amazing day but it’s not over yet as now it’s time for DTM!”

Runner-up Heikkinen, who also won the coveted Monster Energy Super Charge Award, added: “This is an excellent result for the entire team, we have to be happy with this result.  The car is super-fast and we have a great team behind us.  In the final, I was struggling with tyre-wear but I’m complaining about first world problems as that was our only issue. Now we have to keep the momentum going and gain more points in Belgium.  Mettet is one of my favourite tracks, I’ve won there for the past two years so why not making it a third next week?”

Ken Block qualified 13th yesterday, narrowly missing out on today’s semi-finals but was promoted to the top 12 after Timmy Hansen was disqualified from Q4. Block battled his way through his semi-final to make it to the all-important final where he took P3.

“This is a huge accomplishment - not just for me but for the whole team who have worked so hard to make this happen,” beamed Block, who has finished on the podium twice out of the four World RX events he has started.  “We are still trying to learn the car and there have been lots of set-up changes to try and figure out what can make the Focus work as well as possible.  We are definitely on the right path but some more experimentation is still needed.”

Reigning World RX Champion Petter Solberg struggled with car differential issues on day one and an engine problem on day two.  Solberg’s team changed the engine on his Citroen DS3 Supercar overnight and the Norwegian battled on to finish Hockenheim RX fourth overall.

One of the most impressive drives this weekend, however, was that of Britain’s Liam Doran who won the second semi-final and finished the event fifth overall.  Doran’s result is even more impressive considering his JRM Racing prepared MINI is down on power compared to the other 600bhp Supercars.

“It’s been an absolutely incredible weekend,” confirmed 29-year old Doran. “The MINI RX worked great and that allowed me to drive as hard as I could across all three days. The semi-final win was probably one of my best races for a long time. The final was frustrating because the steering damage we picked up meant I couldn’t push and that put the leading pack just out of reach - but P5 is still a mega result at only our second event as a team.”

Portugal RX runner-up Robin Larsson was on course for his second podium in a row but clipped the wall on the fourth lap, rolling his privately-run Audi A1 Supercar. Larsson nursed his car to the finish line, eventually finishing sixth overall.

Volkswagen RX Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson finished Hockenheim RX in P7, the driver denied a spot in the final due to a rear-left puncture.  In the overall drivers’ standings Kristoffersson is fourth, six points adrift of Heikkinen who is third.

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb had an impressive weekend in his Team Peugeot-Hansen run Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar.  Placed seventh after Q4, Loeb and his compatriot Davy Jeanney made contact in the first semi-final which prevented both drivers from making the final.

Latvia’s Janis Baumanis [World RX Team Austria], Sweden’s Kevin Eriksson [Olsbergs MSE] and Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud [Hoonigan Racing Division] also made the final 12.  Baumanis was fighting Kristoffersson for the lead in the first semi-final but made contact with the Swede at the Joker Lap exit which broke his car’s suspension.

Elsewhere, Timmy Hansen had a difficult weekend when his car ignited during Q3.  Team Peugeot-Hansen did a miraculous job of getting his car back to the grid in time for Q4, where Hansen won his race.  However, the Swede was later disqualified from the session due to his car being underweight.

In the opening round of the RX Lites Cup, which was a guest support category at Hockenheim this weekend, it was Norway’s Thomas Bryntesson who took the victory ahead of France’s Cyril Raymond and Norway’s Joachim Hvaal. Bryntesson was twice fastest in qualifying to finish TQ, before making the best start in both the semi-final and final to win the event and score maximum points at the first of the seven RX Lites rounds.

Round three of World RX takes place at the Mettet circuit in Belgium in just under a week (13-15 May).

Full results from World RX of Hockenheim can be found on the following link: http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/result/hoc/2016

Championship standings can be found at: www.fiaworldrallycross.com/standings

Copyright-free pictures for media purposes can be found here: www.fiaworldrallycross.com/media

http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/9166/ekstrom-wins-at-hockenheim
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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #36 en: Julio 03, 2016, 23:31:53 pm »
Chicos me sabe mal pero habia tenido esto muy olvidado por diferentes compromisos.

Nos ponemos al día desde Alemania, ya que han pasado muchas cosas!
"El GP perfecto hubiese sido: Gilles, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Tazio, Fangio, Moss, Stewart, Graham, Schummi, Jacky Icxs, Damon, Andretti, Fittipaldi, Jean Pierre Beltoise. En Spa, con lluvia y cualquier Mclaren de mediados 80's...Daria mi vida al diablo por verlo"J. Villeneuve"

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #37 en: Julio 03, 2016, 23:32:57 pm »
EVENT REPORT: EKSTROM WINS IN BELGIUM




Mattias Ekstrom made it back-to-back victories today (15 May) to move into the lead of The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy for the first time, following a peerless performance at the Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium. The EKS driver defeated Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Sebastien Loeb and defending two-time Champion Petter Solberg on a weekend of thrills and spills that brought the capacity 25,000-strong crowd to its feet.

Buoyed by his maiden success of the season at Hockenheim a week earlier, Ekstrom was once again right up at the sharp end from the outset in World RX of Belgium, where his tally of three maximum scores from the four qualifying sessions was unmatched by any of his rivals. The Audi S1 EKS RX quattro driver duly topped the intermediate classification and after winning his semi-final, looked to have proceedings under control in the all-important final.

“I think that was probably one of the best weeks of my rallycross career!” reflected the Swede, who is now five points clear of Petter Solberg at the top of the World RX drivers’ standings. EKS RX also continue to lead the overall teams’ standings.

Ekstrom added: “People say we made it look easy, but when you consider that the lap times between the top drivers are all within the same tenth of a second, it’s anything but easy! The season is very long and there are a lot of races still to go, so you can never take anything for granted and I’ve been in this sport long enough to know that things can change very fast. We need to remain focused and keep working hard – and that is exactly what we will do.”

The runner-up spoils marked Loeb’s best finish in rallycross to date, and both the Frenchman and Solberg – who relinquished the World Championship lead for the first time in over a year – were constant thorns in Ekstrom’s side throughout the weekend.

“The level of competition in this championship is incredibly high,” opined nine-time WRC Champion Loeb. “There are really tight battles between a lot of drivers, meaning we have to push to the limit at all times and even the smallest of mistakes is heavily punished. It was hard work getting to the final, but I’m really happy to finish on the podium for the first time in World Rallycross and now the goal has to be to keep this positive momentum going.”

“The final was going pretty much to plan until I lost some time when [Anton] Marklund spun in front of me,” added Solberg. “I tried to push as hard as I could to fight back, but that overheated the rear tyres a bit and I couldn’t quite pip Seb at the end. I’m happy with the podium but Mattias was the fastest driver this weekend, so we have some work to do. We’ll have to reach into our bag of tricks to see what we can pull out for the next round!”

Marklund wound up fourth following a meteoric getaway that propelled him from the back row of the starting grid to second by the exit of turn one, earning the Swede the Monster Energy Super Charge Award for his spectacular efforts. The Volkswagen RX Sweden driver saw his podium hopes disappear with a lap two spin, but recovered for a strong points haul with his best result of the season so far.

In glorious spring sunshine, local hero Francois Duval gave the tens of thousands of trackside fans plenty to cheer about by making his way through to the final, although a late puncture restricted the Belgian to fifth at the chequered flag. After a starring turn in the semi-finals, meanwhile, technical woes hindered Volkswagen RX Sweden’s Johan Kristofferson in the final who eventually finished sixth.

Seventh place went to Timmy Hansen, whose strong turn of speed was undone by a jump-start in the second semi-final that obliged him to take two passages through the Joker Lap and saw him miss out on progressing on to the final by just eight-tenths-of-a-second.

Former FIA European Rallycross Champion Timur Timerzyanov was another to fall victim to a semi-final false start, which ended a promising weekend for the Russian that had earlier yielded a qualifying race win.

His World RX Team Austria team-mate Janis Baumanis finished third in the first semi-final, but a black flag for opening lap contact meant he dropped from the final, his place handed to Duval. Nonetheless, the reigning Super1600 Champion enjoyed an excellent weekend that offered a ringing endorsement of the talent produced by World RX’s feeder categories.

Kevin Eriksson rounded out the top ten for Olsbergs MSE, ahead of Peugeot-Hansen Academy’s Davy Jeanney and Reinis Nitiss – another semi-final jump-start culprit behind the wheel of his ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza.

Notable hard luck stories could be told by Ekstrom’s EKS team-mate Topi Heikkinen, whose bid for a Belgian World RX hat-trick – after triumphing in both 2014 and 2015 – was scuppered by a series of mechanical misfortunes and Robin Larsson, who just missed out on the semi-finals following a collision in his last Qualifier. Hoonigan Racing Division duo Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud endured a torrid weekend, with their Ford Focuses beset by electrical issues.

Belgium also marked the opening round of the highly-competitive FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars, where there are five rounds in total.  Frenchman Jerome Grosset-Janin won all four qualifying sessions [Q1-Q4] but it was Kevin Hansen who took the outright victory in his Peugeot-Hansen Academy prepared Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar. Grosset-Janin finished runner-up, while Norway’s Tord Linnerud clinched third.

In the Euro RX TouringCar category, 17-year-old Magda Andersson from Sweden took the overall win in her Ford Fiesta and leads the standings after the first round. Norway’s Fredrik Magnussen finished runner-up in another Ford Fiesta, while compatriot Ben-Philip Gunderson – also driving a Fiesta – took the third podium spot.  The TouringCar category will rejoin World RX as a support category in Norway next month.

Round two of the RX Lites Cup was won by Thomas Bryntesson – the Norwegian triumphing for the second event in a row. Simon Olofsson and Joachim Hvaal finished second and third respectively.  In the RX Lites driver standings after two rounds, Bryntesson leads Frenchman Cyril Raymond by ten points.

Paul Bellamy, World RX Managing Director for IMG, concluded: “It’s been tough for the teams having had two back-to-back events but congratulations to Mattias who has taken his second World RX win in a row. It was fantastic to see Sebastien claim his first World RX podium, and credit to Petter who has delivered two podiums from three events. Our final today saw five different marques on the grid – Audi, Volkswagen, Ford, Citroen, Peugeot – and once again demonstrates the huge amount of diversity within our Championship.  We had over 25,000 fans at Mettet over the weekend and of course they loved watching their home favourite Francois [Duval] reach the final and fighting with our World RX regulars, which was an excellent achievement. We now have a two week break before the teams reconvene for World RX of Great Britain at Lydden Hill at the end of the month”

For full results from Kapaza Rallycross of Belgium, please visit http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/result/bel/2016

The latest Championship standings can be viewed at http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/standings

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #38 en: Julio 03, 2016, 23:33:53 pm »
EKSTROM MAKES IT THREE IN A ROW




Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has won this weekend’s World RX of Great Britain, his third back-to-back victory in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.  Reigning Champion Petter Solberg took the runner-up spot, while Team Peugeot-Hansen driver Timmy Hansen clinched third.  In the overall drivers’ standings after four rounds, Ekstrom leads Solberg by five points.

Ekstrom – who drives an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro for EKS – was placed fourth after Q4, the Swede having suffered from a puncture and a small engine problem.  He fought back, however, to win his semi-final and a clever use of tyre strategy saw him fastest off the line in today’s final – which also awarded Ekstrom with the coveted Monster Energy Super Charge Award.

“I think the secret to winning this year was losing last year,” joked Ekstrom, who lost out on the Lydden Hill victory in 2015 by three tenths of a second. “But now it’s me on the top step, and not Petter [Solberg].  I think this weekend has been one of the hardest in my career – I couldn’t figure out why Petter was quicker and it was quite frustrating.  In the end, it came down to the joker lap and tyre strategy – I had a bit more rubber left towards the end.  Realistically, five or six drivers could win the Championship – Sebastien [Loeb] was very quick this weekend but was unlucky and we can’t underestimate the potential of the Peugeots.”

Runner-up Solberg added: “It’s been a great weekend – we tried so hard in the final, but we had a different tyre strategy which obviously didn’t work for us. The victory was in touching distance – we could see that the pace was there, we had the power and the suspension worked brilliantly. There has been a lot of close fighting but I always want to win the final race.  Congratulations to Mattias – his joker lap tactics worked well, I could almost reach him but it wasn’t enough.  The most important thing for me from here is that we are back on form - the car is working well, we have the speed and now it’s time to win again.”

Hansen – who has not been on the podium since World RX of Turkey last year – was delighted to leave Lydden Hill with some more silverware. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in the top three so it feels great to be back in the end of race press conference,” admitted the 22-year-old Swede.  “Our lap times were good this weekend but we were down on Petter and Mattias so it meant we couldn’t afford to make any mistakes elsewhere.  I had a few chances to catch Petter in the final but didn’t quite get the speed. We are getting there but need to work even harder when we get to Norway next in two weeks’ time.”

Hansen’s younger brother Kevin finished fourth overall – a remarkable achievement for the talented Swede who celebrated his 18th birthday over the weekend. Fifth place was taken by Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov – the best result for the World RX Team Austria driver since Italy last year.  Hoonigan Racing Division’s Andreas Bakkerud was second at the Intermediate Classification stage but was denied a podium spot due to technical problem with the car – he eventually finished sixth.

Topi Heikkinen was seventh for EKS. EKS remains top of the teams’ standings after round four – 56 points ahead of Team Peugeot-Hansen who are second. Team Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson finished eighth at Lydden Hill, unable to reach the final due to a puncture. Kevin Eriksson [Olsbergs MSE] and nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb were ninth and tenth respectively.

France’s Davy Jeanney narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals finishing 13th. America’s Tanner Foust didn’t race in either of the two qualifying races on day two due to technical issues with his Volkswagen Polo.  Home favourite Liam Doran had hopes of making today’s semi-finals but was hampered by a puncture in Q1 and struggled with engine problems. 

The British Bomb explained: “It’s been a mega frustrating weekend as I was obviously hoping for a lot more in front of my home fans. I really didn't get the chance to build any momentum during qualifying and that’s so crucial in World RX if you’re going to make it to the semi-finals. The focus now turns to Norway and showing what the MINI RX can do in its new spec. The potential in the package is unreal and the JRM boys are working flat out – we just need a good run of luck so we can demonstrate the performance on track.”

In the third round of the RX Lites Cup, it was Frenchman Cyril Raymond who took the overall victory.  Thomas Bryntesson finished second, the Norwegian making a spectacular comeback after starting on the back row of today’s final. Simon Olofsson was third. In the overall RX Lites standings, Raymond leads – three points ahead of Bryntesson, who won the first two rounds.

In the Super1600 Championship, where Lydden Hill formed the second round of the support category, it was Hungary’s Krisztian Szabo who took a lights-to-flag victory in his Skoda Fabia. Artis Baumanis and Josef Susta finished second and third respectively. Szabo leads the S1600 crews after two rounds, eight points ahead of Denmark’s Ulrik Linnemann.

World RX Managing Director for IMG, Paul Bellamy, concluded: “We were blessed with blue skies, a packed crowd and action-packed racing at our home round of the World Championship at Lydden this weekend. The crowd arrived from the early hours to watch today’s qualifying, semi-finals and final and the drivers certainly put on a good show, with some bumper-to-bumper racing and overtaking on Hairy Hill which was surrounded by rallycross fans. Congratulations to Mattias who did a terrific job once again and is only the second driver to take a hat-trick of World RX wins in our Championship’s history. Petter Solberg looked unstoppable in the qualifying sessions but tyre strategy proved critical when it came to the final. Well done to Timmy who thoroughly deserved a podium position after a difficult start to the year.”

The fifth round of World RX takes place at Hell in Norway in two weeks’ time (10-12 June).

Full results from World RX of Great Britain can be found on the following link: http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/result/gbr/2016

Championship standings can be found at: www.fiaworldrallycross.com/standings

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Re:RX RallyCross Championship 2016
« Respuesta #39 en: Julio 03, 2016, 23:34:54 pm »
BAKKERUD WINS HOME RX ROUND IN NORWAY



Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud has become the first ever driver in FIA World Rallycross Championship history to win all four qualifying sessions [Q1-Q4] plus the semi-final and final. Sweden’s Timmy Hansen took the runner-up spot at this weekend’s NAF World RX of Norway while his compatriot Mattias Ekstrom took the third podium spot.  Ekstrom continues to lead the overall driver standings after five rounds, five points clear of Petter Solberg who is second.

Bakkerud, who drives a Ford Focus RS RX Supercar alongside Ken Block in the new-for-2016 Hoonigan Racing Division World RX team, scooped the maximum 16 points for finishing TQ [Top Qualifier] after four qualifying sessions. He went on to win his semi-final and the final to secure the total 30 points available on an event weekend.  Bakkerud’s healthy points haul has catapulted the Norwegian to fifth in the standings – two points adrift of Johan Kristoffersson and Sebastien Loeb who are joint third.

“To win my home round on our home track is the best feeling in the world – I’m living the dream,” grinned 24-year-old Bakkerud. “The team has been working really hard for this and now we have the pace with the Focus, all the hard work has paid off. Timur [Timerzyanov] was really quick, I was scared of him going into the final as he was definitely the man to beat this weekend. I pushed as hard as I could and this win is for my fans and for my team – thank you to them all for the support, it means so much to me.”

Runner-up Hansen was first to congratulate Bakkerud on his win. “Andreas did a really good job this weekend – to win in front of a home crowd is an incredible feeling and he deserves this moment,” said the 22-year-old Team Peugeot-Hansen driver. “During the final, I was right on Andreas’ bumper and the speed was there. I finished third at Lydden Hill and now I’m second in Hell so next is Holjes for my home event which of course I am really looking forward to.  The Championship is long but we’re getting closer to where we want to be.”

Third-placed Ekstrom added: “We had a difficult start to the weekend and struggled with our tyre choice after we had to re-run our race in Q2 yesterday. Timur’s pace was unreal in the semi-finals but I learned a few things from him and was on his tail during the final but then he got the puncture. Overall, it’s an amazing result for the team after a long weekend. Now we will attend our home event in Holjes as overall leaders in both championships and I want to make it three in a row.”

Reigning Champion Petter Solberg finished fourth, the Norwegian having started on the back row of today’s final.  “This has been by far the toughest weekend I have had in this Championship,” admitted Solberg. “We tried everything we could without risking too much, but we couldn’t find one answer to where the speed was going. We knew where we had to be and where we were losing the time, but not exactly why.”

Rounding out the top five was Frenchman Sebastien Loeb in his Team Peugeot-Hansen run Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar.

Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov lined up on the front row of the final alongside Bakkerud after setting a blisteringly quick time during the second semi-final.  The World RX Team Austria driver got off to the perfect start, winning the Monster Energy Super Charge Award after his rapid start off the line.  Timerzyanov opted for a lap one Joker and was locked in a battle with Bakkerud until a puncture put his Ford Fiesta out of contention for the win and he slipped back to sixth.

Volkswagen RX Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson finished seventh after a difficult weekend in the Polo RX Supercar. Latvia’s Janis Baumanis was eighth – the World RX Team Austria driver denied a spot in the final after his Fiesta suffered broken steering in the semi-final. Finland’s Topi Heikkinen was ninth to consolidate EKS RX’s position at the top of the teams’ standings.  Robin Larsson finished tenth in his privately-run Audi.

In the second round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercars it was a dream weekend for Sweden’s Kevin Hansen who racked up four qualifying wins plus the semi-final and the all-important final.  It marks the second win in a row for Hansen who also took the Euro RX victory at the season-opener in Belgium last month. Norway’s Tord Linnerud and Hungary’s Tamas Pal Kiss finished second and third respectively. Hansen tops the Euro RX leaderboard, 12 points ahead of Frenchman Jerome Grosset-Janin.

In the fourth round of the RX Lites Cup, it was Norway’s Thomas Bryntesson who took the overall win in front of an elated home crowd.  Frenchman Cyril Raymond clinched the runner-up spot while Simon Olofsson was third. Bryntesson’s win has resulted in him closing on series leader Raymond with only one point separating the two drivers.

In the TouringCar Championship, where Hell RX formed the second round of the five-event series, it was Sweden’s Philip Gehrman who triumphed in his Ford Fiesta. Norwegians Per-Magne Royras and Fredrik Magnussen finished second and third respectively. In the overall standings, Magnussen now leads – two points ahead of Ben-Philip Gundersen.  Sweden’s Magda Andersson was unable to repeat her round one victory after retiring from her semi-final with front suspension damage.

World RX Managing Director for IMG, Paul Bellamy, concluded: “It’s been a sensational weekend in Norway.  We’ve had a packed crowd of 20,000 people, which is up from last year’s figure of 19,000, and we’ve also witnessed our first home winner in Norway with Andreas Bakkerud taking the victory. The reaction from the crowd when Andreas crossed the finish line was electric and it’s even more impressive when you consider that he is the first driver in World RX Supercars to win all four qualifying sessions, the semi-final and the final.  What Hoonigan Racing Division has achieved with the Focus RS Supercar in such a short time is incredible. I would also like to congratulate the organisers of Hell RX and all the volunteers involved who work very hard to put on a fantastic show and festival weekend for the fans.”

The sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes place at Holjes in Sweden in three weeks’ time (2-3 July).  Entries for Holjes RX will be released on Thursday 16 June.

Full results from NAF World RX of Norway can be found on the following link: http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/result/nor/2016

Championship standings can be found at: www.fiaworldrallycross.com/standings

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