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Wraps come off OMSE’s groundbreaking new Ford Fiesta ST

Olsbergs MSE has today (12 April) officially unveiled the groundbreaking new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar that it hopes will carry Kevin Eriksson and Robin Larsson to the top step of the podium in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy – with history set to be made in Barcelona this weekend. Swedish […]

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Everyone chasing the Polo R Supercar – PSRX Volkswagen Sweden starts title defence mission in the FIA World Rallycross Championship

  It is a welcome fate that befalls every world champion: in 2018, Volkswagen and the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team have to take on the challenge of defending their FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) title. In Barcelona, Spain, on 14th and 15th April, world champion Johan Kristoffersson (S) and PSRX team owner and his team-mate […]

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New season of World Rallycross launches into action at Silverstone

The FIA World Rallycross Championship began its second ‘winter’ test on Monday at the new Silverstone circuit, alongside its official pre-season media launch, where stars of rallycross and single seaters alike came to mark the beginning of a new season. The test and media day was held at the newly built Silverstone rallycross track, which […]

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Solberg, Gronholm test new Volkswagen WRC 2 challenger

Former World Rally Champions Petter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm have completed tests with the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 ahead of its WRC 2 debut. Former World Rally Champions Petter Solberg and Marcus Gronholm have completed tests in Sweden with the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 ahead of its expected WRC 2 debut later this year. The […]

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New Silverstone track is “too slow” – Sébastien Loeb

 Sébastien Loeb has branded Silverstone‘s new rallycross track as ‘too slow’ following the opening round of the British Rallycross Championship which was the track’s first competitive meeting. The Frenchman was one of a handful of world championship regulars who entered into the event to get a taste the circuit ahead of the SpeedMachine World Rallycross […]

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IMG announce Americas Rallycross Championship

IMG, the company behind the promotion of the FIA World Rallycross Championship has announced that they will be launching America Rallycross Championship this year, along with the support ARX2 category featuring Supercar Lites. “Rallycross is a perfect match for the way we digest entertainment today: short, sharp wheel-to-wheel races that are packed with action. ARX […]

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Loeb and Ogier play down past tension ahead of Rally Mexico

Frenchmen discuss third WRC 2018 stop as nine-time champion makes return. Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier have won the last 14 FIA World Rally Championship titles between the two of them making Loeb’s WRC return this week at Rally Mexico something to be savoured. Loeb, 44, won nine titles in a row before departing for […]

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Gronholm to field ex-WRC Hyundais in World RX

Double World Rally champion Marcus Gronholm will head up a two-car Hyundai team in the 2018 World Rallycross Championship. The GRX Taneco team will field pair of ex-WRC Hyundai i20 Supercars for triple European champion Timur Timerzyanov and Gronholm’s son, Niclas. The cars, based on Hyundai Motorsport’s 2016 i20 WRC platform, have been adapted for […]

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Loeb and Hansen set for British Rallycross opener

The entry list for the opening round of the 2018 Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship at the new circuit at Silverstone has been released, featuring a number of FIA World Rallycross Championship regulars.Rally legend Sébastien Loeb and team-mate Timmy Hansen are entered in their Team Peugeot Total 208‘s along with Guerlain Chichent in his […]

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Sébastien Loeb Racing launch World RX programme and welcome back Grégoire Demoustier Sébastien Loeb Racing launch World RX programme and welcome back Grégoire Demoustier

 Sébastien Loeb Racing launch World RX programme and welcome back Grégoire Demoustier After recently announcing its WTCR programme, Sébastien Loeb Racing is delighted to confirm its participation in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX). Making its debut in this spectacular category, the French team will provide Grégoire Demoustier with a car specially developed […]

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Olsbergs MSE primed for Al-out attack RallyX on Ice in Norway

 Six-strong team aiming to maintain unbeaten run in RallyX on Ice • INDYCAR Champ Newgarden fired-up for ‘huge challenge’ Rallycross powerhouse Olsbergs MSE is targeting a hat-trick of victories as RallyX on Ice speeds over the Swedish border to Ål in Norway this weekend (25 February), with a special guest appearance from a Verizon INDYCAR […]

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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 GRC’s international adventures

Last year Red Bull Global Rallycross crossed the border to Canada for the first time. Yesterday, the series announced its calendar for the 2018 season, which will see the series once again travel outside the US for two rounds in Europe. During the 2013 season, three rounds were held outside the US, with Brazil, Spain, […]

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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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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 […]