Wins for Verkuringen and Tahko as new drivers enter British RX and World RX

New Skoda will debut at Loheac. ©RallycrossWorld.com/

The fifth round of the Rallycross Challenge Europe took place at Valkenswaard in Holland last weekend, where Belgian Johnny Verkuringen (Subaru Impreza) claimed victory. Former Super1600 racer Sven Seeliger (Seat Loen) finished a comfortable second and Mark Flaherty (Ford Focus) completed the podium after earlier contact with Mandie August (Audi S3), who finished sixth. Mart…

Chanoine and Speed win as Albatec takes rallycross to Glasgow

Chanoine won at Kerlabo. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Rallycross France

The sixth round of the French Rallycross Championship took place at Kerlabo, and it was Fabien Chanoine (Renault Clio) who claimed victory in a mixed up event where four different drivers set fastest time in each of the four qualifying races. Chanoine took his joker early in the final, while Andrea Dubourg (Citroen DS3) led,…

Rajala as Finns fly in Riga

Rajala led a Finnish invasion to Latvia.  © RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

Riga’s amazing Bikernieku Trase is 50-years-old in 2016, last weekend Finn Joni-Pekka Rajala became the first driver to win on the sensational new rallycross track established within the road course. Ahead of October’s World RX event on the new track, an NEZ event was run to bed-in the track and organising team. Driving Vaaranmaa Racing’s…

Rooke again in British RX, Csucsu steams home in Lithuania

British RX sensation Dan Rooke was best of the pack in the championship's Belgian foray. © RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

The fifth round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship took place at Maasmechelen in Belgium, where points leader Dan Rooke (Citroen DS3) dominated. The reigning MSA Supernational champion was fastest in each of the three qualifying sessions, the semi-finals and final to take a maximum points haul and extend his series lead by a further…

Victories for Bakkerud, Hansen, Dubourg and Speed

Bakkerud won second event of 2016. ©RallycrossWorld.com/fiaworldrallycross.com

Following up on scoring a maiden victory for the Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS RX at the previous round in Norway, Andreas Bakkerud won again at the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Holjes, Sweden. Bakkerud recovered from retiring with a double puncture and broken suspension in Q1 to win his…

Bakkerud wins in Hell as rallycross stars plan Goodwood outing

Bakkerud won in front of his adoring home fans. ©RallycrossWorld.com/fiaworldrallycross.com

Andreas Bakkerud is the only key component in the Hoonigan Racing Division team that isn’t fresh to World RX for 2016. The team, car and infrastructure is all new for the FIA World Rallycross Championship this term, but it took until just round five for Bakkerud to secure victory for Ken Block’s squad. Bakkerud (Ford…

Eriksson, Cadeddu, Sandell, Kiss and Bortkevit victorious in busy rallycross week

Maloigne (right) moved up to second in the championship at Faleyras. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Albatec Racing

The second round of Sweden-based RallyX Nordic Championship took place at Arvika, where reigning champion Kevin Eriksson (Ford Fiesta) scored his second victory of the campaign to extend his points lead. Lukas Walfridsson (Renault Clio) finished second with Alexander Hvaal (Volkswagen Beetle) scoring his maiden podium with the Eklund Motorsport team. Peter Hedstrom (Skoda Fabia)…

Foust, Pucher and Maloigne victorious in America, Austria and France

Tanner Foust was unbeaten at Phoenix in the Andretti Motorsport Beetle. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Red Bull

Tanner Foust (Volkswagen Beetle) dominated the opening two rounds of the Global Rallycross Championship, held in Phoenix. The former champion qualified on pole position on the first day of the double-header event and led the final throughout. Foust’s Andretti team mate, Scott Speed (Volkswagen Beetle), tailed his counterpart but dropped back during the final with…

Ekstrom, Verkuringen & Baldoni win as Foust announces plans

Famous F1 venue hosted World RX for the second time. ©RallycrossWorld.com/fiaworldrallycross.com

The second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship took place at Hockenheim in Germany, where Swede Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1) drove in both the DTM and World RX over the weekend. Ekstrom qualified top at the Intermediate Classification but it was his EKS team mate who won the first semi-final to take pole position…

Wins for Procter, Godfrey, Eriksson, Carmellino & Chanoine

Supercar podium at Skovde. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Daniel Ahlgren

The first round of the RallyX Nordic Championship took place at Skovde in Sweden, alongside the opening round of the Swedish Touring Car Championship. Reigning champion Kevin Eriksson (Ford Fiesta) won the Supercar final ahead of Lukas Walfridson (Renault Clio) and Mats Ohman (Ford Fiesta), who is competing in an adapted OlsbergsMSE built Fiesta this…

World RX liveries revealed ahead of season opener

Nitiss' new-for-2016 livery. ©RallycrossWorld.com/RN

As the start of the FIA World Rallycross Championship draws closer, a number of teams have revealed their 2016 liveries. New All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport driver Reinis Nitiss launched the livery of the Seat Ibiza he will drive this season on Friday, while the OlsbergsMSE team revealed the fresh-look for the Ford Fiesta Supercars that Kevin…

Rooke and Kiss victorious as World RX prepares for season opener

Dan Rooke won Supercar final in only his second event at the top level. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Supercar graduate Dan Rooke (Citroen DS3) won the second round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill on Easter weekend, driving for the LD Motorsports team. The 2015 Supernational rallycross champion had finished second at the opening round of the series and won round two to move into the lead of the championship.…

Permanent World and European rallycross drivers announced in busy week

Solberg returns to World RX for 2016 as the only man to have won the drivers' crown. ©RallycrossWorld.com/fiaworldrallycross.com

The dominating rallycross news from the last Seven Days has been from teams and drivers confirming permanent participation in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and FIA European Rallycross Championship, punctuated by the official list, which was released by championship organisers on Thursday. The full list, which can be found here, includes 17 permanent World RX…

Loeb dominates headlines as rallycross season set to get underway

Sebastien Loeb poses for a portrait during the Rallycross on Ice project in Are, Sweden on February 17, 2016. // Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20160226-00279 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

As the rallycross season gets underway this weekend, the headline news of the week is unquestionable. Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb will race for Team Peugeot-Hansen in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season, alongside Swede Timmy Hansen. Loeb has raced in one European-based rallycross event previously, at Loheac in 2013, and also won…

Drivers confirm British and European rallycross campaigns

Pat Doran wil race ex-Liam Doran C4 in 2016. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

The news from the last seven days mainly centered around the MSA British Rallycross Championship, where a number of drivers have committed to the series in the Supercar category for the coming season. The most unlikely of the announced Supercar entrants to date has been British Touring Car Championship race-winner Dave Newsham, who will swap…

Inside story: JC Race Teknik

Christoffersson ran ex-Hansen DS3s in 2014 and 2015. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Based just outside Karlstad in Sweden, JC Race Teknik has that familiar feeling of a well-established and experienced team, similar to many of the other outfits competing in Swedish and World Rallycross Championship events. That’s simply because it is. However, this outfit isn’t run by a former driver using years of experience of the sport,…

Grint to race in British RX as championship announces BT Sport deal

Grint will race full-time in British RX. ©RallycrossWorld.com/World RX

British driver James Grint will race an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 in the full MSA British Rallycross Championship this season. The former rally driver competed in the FIA European Rallycross Championship last year, following a debut Supercar appearance in British RX at Pembrey in South Wales, graduating from the single-make RX150 category. “I’m really excited…

Eriksson and Dayraut victorious in latest winter events

Just one weekend on Andros Trophy 2015-2016 left to go. ©RallycrossWorld.com/DA Racing

Multiple Andros Trophy champion Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Mazda 3) won the single-header penultimate round of the Alps-based ice series at Super-Besse. The Frenchman qualified on pole position for the final to claim victory. Former Formula One driver Olivier Panis (Audi A1) finished second ahead of current Audi DTM pilot, Adrien Tambay (Audi). Championship leader, FIA European…

OMSE Inside Story, Revisited: Eriksson reveals 2016 plans

Wherever you turn at OMSE, a Fiesta Supercar is never far away. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

With the OMSE rallycross operation continuing to grow, it was recently time to pay a return visit to the multiple-title winning squad’s Nynashamn base. In early 2014 Rallycross World published a behind the scenes ‘Inside Story’ on Olsbergs MSE (read here). On our return we see what’s new, and chat 2016 plans with owner and team…

Fifty entries or bust for rallycross at Mondello Park

Entries at some events in 2015 were strong, but there are still concerns over the 2016 entry levels. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

The future of rallycross at Ireland’s Mondello Park is hanging in the balance. The County Kildare circuit has informed the Irish Rallycross Championship that unless it can guarantee 50 entries to the first round of the 2016 championship on March 6th, it is likely that there will be no further rallycross events held at the…

Lagorce closes on Dubourg in Andros Trophy title race

Dubourg continues to lead Andros Trophy. ©RallycrossWorld.com/DA Racing

The fifth round of the Andros Trophy ice racing series took place at Lans En Vercors where Franck Lagorce (Dacia Lodgy) claimed victory on the opening day to close the gap to the points leader Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (Renault Clio), who finished fourth, the Euro RX driver carrying the maximum success ballast of 40kgs. Benjamin Riviere…

McGarry to build VX220 for British and Irish rallycross

Ex-Michael Coyne project will see action at the end of 2016. ©RallycrossWorld.com/McGarry

Irishman Peter McGarry will swap his Peugeot 205 Super National car for a Vauxhall VX200 towards the end of the 2016 season, using a chassis that was first started by former Irish Rallycross Champion Michael Coyne, prior to the experienced driver emigrating to Australia before the car was completed. Successful Stock Hatch driver McGarry competed…

Guy Martin to race rallycross Supercar in British Championship

Guy Martin, BMW Test Almeria March 2015

One of the leading names from the world of motorcycle road racing, Guy Martin, will compete in a round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship this season. Formerly a lorry mechanic and more recently a successful television presenter, Martin isn’t unused to trying a range of different machinery and will make his rallycross debut in…

Hirani signs for OMSE as rallycross testing begins in the UK

Hirani raced at three RX Lites event in 2015. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tom Banks

Kenyan RX Lites driver Tejas Hirani will contest a full season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship support category this season in an OlsbergsMSE run car. Hirani’s plans, following his first three events in the RX Lites Cup last season, were announced at a press conference in Nairobi on Friday. “I am humbled and excited…

Dubourg leads Andros Trophy & Baldoni wins first CARX title

Dubourg and Heikkinen have both won in Andros Trophy 2015. ©RallycrossWorld.com/DA Racing

As Europe gears up for Christmas, it’s only fitting that the rallycross based news this week is snow covered, even if that isn’t the case for most of the continent experiencing unusually mild temperatures. The second and third rounds of the Andros Trophy Ice Racing championship took place at Andorre and Alpe D’Huez, where over…

Enerberg plots European Rallycross return

Enerberg is set for 2016 TouringCar return. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

Arguably one of the most competitive drivers to compete in the FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCar since the category’s inception in 2007, Lars Oivind Enerberg, is plotting a return next year with a brand new Ford Fiesta Mk7. The former champion hasn’t contested a full season since his title-winning year in 2011, but did…

The works – rallycross photographer Tom Banks

Banks at work with the essential 70-200mm lens trained on his next target. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Born in Oxfordshire, England, rallycross photographer Tom Banks first started shooting motor sport as a boy while spectating on rallies with his father. Over a decade ago, he began spectating at and photographing British Rallycross Championship events at Lydden Hill and supplied images to IMG at the launch of the new era for rallycross at…

2016 World RX calendar announced as Tohill reveals Euro RX plans

Former European TouringCar champ will run OMSE Fiesta in 2016. ©RallycrossWorld.com

The calendar for the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship has been revealed by promoters IMG. The season beings at Montalegre, Portugal before again joining the DTM at Hockenheim in early May. Belgium, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden follow before the first flyaway event of the season in Canada. Loheac, France and Barcelona, Spain retrain their…

Rallycross spirit alive and well in new era

O'Donovan and Rajala touched going over the jump. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tom Banks

With the introduction of the FIA World Championship to rallycross for 2014, the growth of the sport is absolutely without question. The increase in promotion, publicity, manufacturer support for teams and the inevitable increase in budgets that comes with FIA World Championship status, brings the potential concern from some corners that the ‘spirit’ of rallycross…

Godfrey makes it five as Raymond wins in France

Godfrey won fifth British crown, and his third Grand Prix. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Former European Championship event winner Kevin Procter won the final round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship at Croft, but the Ford Fiesta Supercar driver had to share the headlines with Julian Godfrey (Ford Fiesta), who on Saturday wrapped up his fifth consecutive British Championship title. Having finished fourth in Saturday’s final, Godfery dominated on…

Retro Rallycross brings pedigree to British Rallycross Grand Prix

Stewart's Porsche won first Grand Prix at Brand Hatch in 1982. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

This Sunday, Croft Circuit in Yorkshire hosts the MSA British Rallycross Grand Prix, the day following the final round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship. Running as support category to the Grand Prix, the Retro Rallycross Challenge makes its final 2015 appearance on the UK’s rallycross circuits. Fittingly, the event runs on the same day…

Solberg, Chanoine and Graham win in Barcelona, France and Wales

Hansen lead from the second corner of the final in Barcelona. ©RallycrossWorld.com/IMG

Championship leader Petter Solberg (Citroen DS3) won the tenth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Barcelona in Spain ahead of Johan Kristoffersson (VW Polo) and Timmy Hansen (Peugeot 208). Solberg had struggled to match Hansen’s pace through the heat stages, and compounded his troubles by hitting a wall in heat three and breaking…

Sebastian Eriksson – The sky’s the limit

Sebastian Eriksson is already a winner. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Red Bull

Cars are lining up in the pre-grid at an FIA World Rallycross Championship event, but it has just started to rain. Not enough rain for race control to order the wet race board to be displayed, but teams need to be ready in case a few drops turn into a downpour. Mechanics rush from all…

New Supercar winners and national champions crowned across Europe

STCC Solvalla. Foto: Jerry Karlgren

Former Super1600 racer Eric Faren claimed his first Supercar victory at the final round of the RallyX Nordic Championship at Sovalla. Faren won the final in wet and slippery conditions after Lukas Walfridson (Renault Clio) who has crossed the line first was demoted to sixth for pushing off Peter Hedstrom (Ford Fiesta). Hedstrom finished second…

Remember the first time

Alamaki used Pirelli tyres in the opening two heats before switching to Avon's for heat three. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

In the late 1980s, rallycross was the direct beneficiary of Group B cars being banned from rallying. Barred from international level rallies after a spate of serious accidents, the machines were largely redundant for their intended purpose, but represented a source of almost ready-to-race cars that was pounced upon by rallycross drivers across Europe. From…

Hansen wins in France as RallyX Nordic enters final weekend

75,000 fans visited the French round of World RX. ©RallycrossWorld.com/World RX

For the second event in a row, Timmy Hansen (Peugeot 208) showed the FIA World Rallycross Championship field a clean pair of heels at Loheac in France. Hansen claimed maximum points from the event by finishing top at the Intermediate Classification before winning the first semi-final and final. World Championship leader Petter Solberg (Citroen DS3)…

Supercar victories for O’Donovan, Pucher and Borseth

O'Donovan and Procter finished first and second at Lydden in different specification Ford Fiestas. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Irishman Ollie O’Donovan (Ford Fiesta) won the seventh round of the MSA British Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill, in a day dominated by mist and rain. O’Donovan started on the second row of the grid in the final but made the best start to take the lead at the first corner. He survived a last…

Button and Coulthard sample rallycross as Hansen wins in Hell

Wet rallycross conditions greeted F1 stars at the home of rallycross. ©RallycrossWorld.com/World RX

Rallycross’ exposure was given a boost this week as Formula One stars Jensen Button and David Coulthard visited Lydden Hill to drive a pair of FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercars for a BBC F1 television feature. Button drove a JRM Racing Mini for the piece, while Coulthard drove Liam Doran’s Citroen DS3, with guidance from…

Supercar wins for Baumanis, Jansen and Piquet as World RX lands in Norway

Janis Baumais won again in the Estonian Rallycross Champiosnhip. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Piret Jaani

European Super1600 leader Janis Baumanis (Ford Fiesta) won the fifth round of the Estonian Rallycross Championship at Vasalemma to further extend his lead at the top of the championship. Otto Taht (Mitsubishi Evo) finished second with Baumanis’ Reinsalu Sport stable mate Renee Pohl (Ford Fiesta) also making it to the podium. Ricardo Bortkevits (Mitsubishi Evo)…

Eriksson wins RallyX Nordic in Arvika

RallyX Arvika. Foto: Jerry Karlgren

An Eriksson in an OlsbergsMSE Ford Fiesta won the fourth round of the RallyX Nordic Championship at Arvika, but it wasn’t championship leader and triple 2015 winner Kevin but namesake and reigning champion Sebastien who claimed the spoils at the penultimate event of the year. Eriksson led the final from start to finish while Eric…

Lada Cup gives insight into Latvian rallycross

Latvian rally driver Edmons Dzigurs won the Standard class. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Janis Ruginis

Next season, Latvia will join the FIA World Rallycross Championship with an event held just a stones throw outside of the capital city, Riga. At the other end of the rallycross spectrum, a selection of World Rallycross drivers and other paddock regulars were invited to take part in the sixth round of the Lada Cup…

Pailler wins at Kerlabo on French championship return

Pailler won in one-off appearance. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Adecom

Reigning French rallycross champion Fabien Pailler made a one-off return to the series at Kerlabo in the Pailler Competition Peugeot 208 he is contesting the FIA European Rallycross Championship with this season, and won. The team’s victory at the championship’s seventh round marks three Supercar victories from three appearances, Pailler’s win following that of Cyril…

Latvia lines up 2016 World Rallycross event

Solberg and Nitiss were on hand for media duty. © RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

The launch for a 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship event in Latvia topped the news this week. To be run on a bespoke World RX track created within the historic and atmospheric Bikerniecki race circuit in Riga, the new event was launched with government support and in the eye of key media from across the…

Ekstrom’s Holjes World RX after Hansen’s last gasp move

Behind you! Hansen lines up his last corner move on Ekstrom. © RallycrossWorld.com/RallycrossRX.com

The biggest event of the week is a predictable one, as the FIA World Rallycross Championship descended on Holjes in Sweden for its sixth round. The Magic Weekend is renowned for providing top class rallycross entertainment and the 2015 edition didn’t disappoint, the action going right down to the final corner of the last race…

Supercar wins for Godfrey, O’Donovan, Serazin and Pucher

Serazin won at Lavare after rolling out of the previous round. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Charles Gouache

Julian Godfrey and Ollie O’Donovan won a round each as the British Rallycross Championship returned to Mondello Park for the first time since 2011, for a double-header weekend. Championship leader heading into the event, Andy Scott, had a dismal time. Contact on the first lap of the A final on both days ruled him out…

Italian team plans European rallycross success

Tedak Racing and Medici are mixing it with the established front-runners. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tom Banks

In recent history, the Super1600 category in the FIA European Rallycross Championship has been somewhat dominated by Scandinavians and Russians, driving for well established Euro RX outfits such as Set Promotion or Volland Racing. In a refreshing change from teams and drivers being from the North of the continent, Italian squad Tedak Racing entered rallycross…

Duval victorious in French Championship at Faleyras

Duval was pushed hard by championship leader Wilt in French event. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Charles Gouache

Former Rally Australia winner Francois Duval won the fourth round of the French Rallycross Championship at Faleyras, driving a Pailler Competition Peugeot 208. He won three of the four qualifying heats, his semi-final and the final. Christophe Wilt (Citroen DS3) challenged Duval in the first semi-final but finished second, a performance he repeated in the…

Kevin Eriksson top of RallyX Nordic Championship with Strangnas win

Eriksson won at Strangnas to take championship lead. ©RallycrossWorld.com/OMSE

OlsbergsMSE Ford Fiesta driver Kevin Eriksson won his second Supercar event of the season at round two of the RallyX Nordic Championship, held on Thursday evening at Strangnas. Eriksson started the final from pole position and held off teammate Sebastian Eriksson (Ford Fiesta) throughout the final. Linus Westman (Saab 93) climbed from a second row…

Raymond wins in France on rallycross Supercar debut

Cyril Raymond won on his Supercar debut in France. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Charles Gouache

On his Supercar debut, reigning French Super1600 champion Cyril Raymond won the third round of the French Rallycross Championship at Chateauroux, driving a Pailler Competition Peugeot 208. The 22-year old beat former champion and current championship leader Gaetan Serazin (Peugeot 208) in the final, while Fabien Chanoine (Renault Clio) competed the podium, using an early…

Solberg doubles up in World Rallycross

Solberg beat DTM star Ekstrom in a close Lydden final. ©RallycrossWorld.com/IMG

One event was the rallycross focus in the last seven days, the fourth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill, where 2014 champion Petter Solberg (Citroen DS3) won his second event of the season. Solberg had headed the order at the end of day one and despite a fuel pump problem on…

Onslow-Cole wins Turkish RX Lites rallycross drive

Former BTCC driver Tom Onslow-Cole won RX Talent Search at Lydden. ©RallycrossWorld.com/World RX

In the MSA supported RX Talent Search at Lydden Hill held on Thursday, former BTCC driver Tom Onslow-Cole was selected as winner and will race at the Turkish round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in October in the RX Lites category. Of the final 12 competing at the event, which included two runs apiece…

Jordan announced for Lydden in busy rallycross week

Jordan tested 208 in France recently. 2013 BTCC champ Andrew Jordan will race for Team Peugeot-Hansen at Lydden. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Red Bull

Former British Rallycross Supercar champion Andrew Jordan will race at the Motorsport News World RX of Great Britain next week, driving a Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208. Jordan won the British Touring Car Championship in 2013 and now drives for the Triple Eight MG team. He contested his home round of World RX last season in…

Tahko to debut Custom rallycross engine in Belgium

Riku Takho's Mini is first Supercar to use Custom engine

This weekend at the Belgian round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Finnish driver Riku Tahko will debut his Mini Countryman RX. While a Mini has already raced this year in World RX, JRM Racing ran a pair of similar machines at Hockenheim at the turn of the month (using 1.6 WRC-derived engines), Takho’s version…

Barbosa’s World Rallycross ambition

Barbosa now sits in the seat formally used by Sebastien Loeb. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

At the Portuguese FIA European Rallycross Championship round in 2010, one of the standout runners was a local driver by the name of Mario Barbosa, driving an aging Super1600 Citroen Saxo. In a strong field, Barbosa finished fifth. Barbosa wasn’t seen again outside the national scene until last weekend, when the Super1600 ace made his…

OMSE shines the Lites on rallycross Youth

OMSE has named a squad of four young drivers for its campaign in RX Lites this year, the quartet led by 2014 champion Kevin Eriksson who returns to the series to defend his rallycross title.  “We believe in creating opportunities for young drivers to shine,” said OMSE team owner Andreas Eriksson, “We designed the Lites…

SDRX reveal as World RX gears up for 2015

The new SDRX squad was revealed in Barcelona. © RallycrossWorld.com/World RX

The week started with the big reveal of the eight teams and two individual drivers that will contest this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship as ‘permanent’ entries. The 18 drivers were present at the championship launch at the Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona which will play host the series later this year on a new bespoke…

Kiss and Scott claim Easter rallycross spoils

Skoda Fabia driver won on only his second rallycross outing. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Pal Kiss

Former GP3 race winner Tamas Pal Kiss claimed his maiden rallycross victory last weekend, at the second round of the Hungarian Rallycross Championship. Driving a Skoda Fabia Supercar the 23 year-old topped the order after the heats, won his semi-final and the final to earn his first win. Rival Tamas Karai (Skoda Fabia) retired with…

Four Peugeot 208s in Euro RX as Larsson confirms World RX programme

Pailler will be a European regular this year. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Tom Banks

As the start of the World Rallycross season draws ever closer, more permanent entries to the European Rallycross Championship have been announced. Albatec Racing revealed the second driver in it’s two car Euro RX campaign; Britain James Grint joins Jerome Grosset-Janin at the outfit. Grint, a former British Rally driver and younger brother of Rupert…

Kiss and tell

Tamas Pal Kiss has switched from circuits to rallycross. © RallycrossWorld.com/kisspaltamas.com

Hungarian Tamas Pal Kiss has turned his back on circuits and is focusing his career on rallycross. The 23-year-old single-seater driver has progressed through the classic career path of karting, Formula Renault and GP3, racing in the Auto GP World Series. After assessing all options for his future, Kiss has decided to switch to rallycross.…

Dixon to debut rallycross VX220

Dixon hopes new VX220 will bring first win. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

British SuperNational racer Gary Dixon will add to the diversity in the category at the MSA British Rallycross Championship season opener this weekend, as he debuts a freshly built Vauxhall VX220 at Croft. The car is only the second of it’s kind to be built for British rallycross; former British champion Mike Turpin built and…

World RX stars on BBC Top Gear as rallycross season begins

May drove Marklund Motorsport Polo on Top Gear feature. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

As the rallycross season got underway in Belgium and Britain last weekend, it was BBC Television’s Top Gear programme that stole the rallycross headlines. In a special feature in programme, ‘Captain Slow’ James May raced a Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo against a host of World RX stars at Lydden Hill. In the feature, May proved…

World RX to star on BBC Top Gear

World RX stars will feature on BBC Top Gear. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

The FIA World Rallycross Championship will feature on the BBC’s Top Gear programme this Sunday evening [8 Mar] at 20.00 GMT on BBC2. In the programme, presenter James May will drive a World RX Supercar while co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond act as May’s spotters. The feature was filmed late last year at Lydden…

Dolan to Supercar in championship winning Astra

Familiar car to the British series has a colour change for it's return. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Irish rally driver Geoffrey Dolan has bought the Opel Astra that carried Christopher Evans to the British Rallycross Championship title in 2006, and will race the car in the series this season. Dolan has previously competed in rallycross in the RX150 division, but the first round of the British Championship at Croft next week will…

Hockenheim round for World RX

World RX has linked up with the DTM for Hockenheim event. ©RallycrossWorld.com/IMG

At the end of last week, the FIA World Rallycross Championship announced that an additional round of the championship would be included in 2015, at Hockenheim in Germany on the first weekend in May. The event will run alongside the DTM’s season opener at the venue, a week after World RX’s first event of the…

Nitiss leads World RX stars in Rally Sweden

Eriksson versus Nitiss the in final. © RallycrossWorld.com/OMSE

World RX stars starred in Rally Sweden; Reinis Nitiss joined the Rally X on Ice field and won in his first start in snow while Petter and Pernilla Solberg completed a hat trick of victories in the historic event that accompanies Rally Sweden. In the rally itself, Ole Christian Veiby won WRC3 in his Citroen…

Snow business like rallycross

Sebastian Eriksson took honours in the first RallyX on Ice event. © RallycrossWorld.com/OMSE

The main activity of the week was the delayed, but very successful start of the RallyX on Ice initiative in Sweden. Run on a short version of the rallycross track at Holjes, on a circuit of snow and ice, and lined by snow banks, the event featured a field of RX Lites cars with a…

Eriksson claims Holjes on Ice

Eriksson survived the first corner in the final to win at Holjes. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

Part of the charm of the Holjes rallycross circuit, home to the Swedish round of the World Rallycross Championship, is it’s remote location. The ‘Magic Weekend’ is held in the peak of summer, on the first weekend in July. On Saturday, in early February, that remote venue had a significantly different look to it as…

A3 to World RX for All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport

All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport will run a pair of Audi A3 Supercars. © RallycrossWorld.com/All-Inkl.com

In a shift away from circuit racing All-Inkl.com Munnich Motorsport has confirmed that it will run a two-car team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this year. The squad will use Audi A3s, a second car joining the team’s first A3 that was used by team boss and lead driver Rene Munnich in World events…

Marklund goes Audi in EKSRX and TT Sport Cup

Last he chased the EKSRX cars, this year Marklund is driving one. © RallycrossWorld.com/EKSRX

Anton Marklund joins EKS – not one of the most predictable stories of the winter but the one that was broken thus week. The 22-year-old Swede will move from his family-run Marklund Motorsport to join Mattias Ekstrom’s EKS Audi team in the same year that he also plans to dovetail World RX with a move…

Hopkins’ RS200 for Maynard’s Retro return

Trevor Hopkins in action on home ground at Lydden.  © RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

The Ford RS200 Group B car in which the great Trevor Hopkins ended his rallycross career will return  to the tracks this year when Terry Maynard enters the car in Britain’s Retro Rallycross series. The reappearance of Hopkins’ RS200 will also mark Maynard’s return to rallycross, in recent years he has been active in historic…

Clubman racer Scott builds rallycross Porsche

Scott and his new car. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Angry Spider Racing

Rob Scott has been competing in rallycross for just a year, but by his own admission, he has been bitten by the bug and is in for the long haul. Scott made his debut at the BTRDA 75th Anniversary Rallycross at Croft in November 2013, before embarking on a full campaign last season in the revived…

World RX Team Austria is go!

Drivers Pucher and Stohl reveal new team. ©RallycrossWorld.com/Hal Ridge

In Austria the first new team to join the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2015 launched today. Announced in Vienna, the new World RX Austria squad owned by Max Pucher will run a brace of new Ford Fiestas. The cars are built and engineered by Manfred Stohl’s accomplished preparation company. The all-Austrian team will feature…

Rallycross stars at Autosport International

Ken Block's Fiesta was front of house at M-Sport in Autosport Interational. © RallycrossWorld.com/Tim Whittington

Autosport International opened today at the NEC in Birmingham where the 25th annual racing car show is taking place until Sunday. Rallycross cars feature prominently in the show with everything from World Champion Petter Solberg’s DS3 Supercar on show with Motorsport News to BTRDA Clubmans Championship racers racing in the Live Action Arena. M-Sport features…