2014 World RX of Italy

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2014 World RX of Italy
Round 10 of 12 in the
2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 27–28 September 2014
Location Franciacorta, Lombardy
Venue Franciacorta International Circuit
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Dealer Team KMS
Heat 3 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX
Heat 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Final
First Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Second Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Göransson
Olsbergs MSE
Third Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX

The 2014 World RX of Italy was the 10th round of the inaugural season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Franciacorta International Circuit in Franciacorta, Lombardy. It was a significant round as Petter Solberg scored enough points with his 3rd-place finish to wrap up the 2014 drivers' championship with 2 rounds to go, making him the first person to win two FIA-sanctioned World Championships, having won the 2003 World Rally Championship.

FIA World Rallycross Championship

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is a rallycross series organised by the FIA in conjunction with series promoters IMG Motorsport.

Franciacorta geographic region

The territory of Franciacorta, literally short France, is a section of the Province of Brescia in the Italian Region of Lombardy. Franciacorta extends from Mount Orfano on the southwest area to the shores of Lake Iseo, and from the river Oglio on the western border to the city of Brescia in the east. The geography of rolling hills was shaped by glacial action. The soil, glacial moraines consisting of gravel and sand over limestone, drains well, and is ideal for the cultivation of grapes and winemaking. The weather is mild and constant due to its location south of the foothills of the Alps and the tempering presence of large lakes. To publicize enotourism the district established a Strada del Vino Franciacorta on the model of the famed German Wine Route (Weinstraße) in 2001.

Lombardy Region of Italy

Lombardy is one of the twenty administrative regions of Italy, in the northwest of the country, with an area of 23,844 square kilometres (9,206 sq mi). About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe. Milan, Lombardy's capital, is the second-largest city and the largest metropolitan area in Italy.

Contents

Heats

Edward Sandstrom and Anton Marklund Edward Sandstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX) (15367793351).jpg
Edward Sandström and Anton Marklund
Pos.No. Driver Team CarH1H2H3H4 Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 1st 4th 2nd 1st16
2 53 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Dealer Team KMS Volkswagen Polo 2nd 1st 5th 10th15
3 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Citroën DS3 9th 10th 1st 2nd14
4 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 4th 2nd 10th 4th13
5 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 7th 3rd 6th 5th12
6 1 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 6th 15th 4th 8th11
7 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport Audi A1 5th 11th 13th 9th10
8 88 Flag of Norway.svg Henning Solberg Monster Energy World RX Citroën DS3 17th 6th 3rd 13th9
9 111 Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Göransson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 22nd 8th 9th 11th8
10 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 3rd 7th 29th 16th7
11 125 Flag of Italy.svg Gigi Galli Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 8th 13th 8th 25th6
12 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 28th 9th 17th 3rd5
13 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Pontus Tidemand EKS RX Audi S1 36th 5th 7th 7th4
14 24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing Volvo C30 10th 28th 14th 14th3
15 27 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Monster Energy World RX Citroën DS3 11th 16th 20th 20th2
16 7 Flag of Sweden.svg Emil Öhman Öhman Racing Citroën DS3 15th 24th 11th 19th1
17 6 Flag of France.svg Alexandre Theuil Alexandre Theuil Citroën DS3 13th 20th 16th 24th
18 25 Flag of Canada.svg Jacques Villeneuve Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 18th 35th 15th 6th
19 105 Flag of Sweden.svg Linus Westman Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3 25th 14th 18th 17th
20 79 Flag of Sweden.svg Edward Sandström EKS RX Audi S1 30th 22nd 12th 12th
21 99 Flag of Norway.svg Tord Linnerud Helmia Motorsport Renault Clio 12th 18th 21st 26th
22 30 Flag of Norway.svg Morten Bermingrud Morten Bermingrud Citroën C4 14th 17th 33rd 15th
23 8 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Hedström Hedströms Motorsport Škoda Fabia 16th 23rd 19th 23rd
24 26 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Scott Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 19th 21st 28th 21st
25 49 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 21st 19th 31st 22nd
26 37 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Koutný Czech National Team Ford Fiesta 24th 29th 25th 27th
27 66 Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill LD Motorsports World RX Citroën DS3 20th 25th 23rd 31st
28 102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Kárai Racing-Com Škoda Fabia 32nd 26th 34th 18th
29 46 Flag of Italy.svg Christian Giarolo Christian Giarolo Ford Focus 26th 30th 26th 28th
30 95 Flag of Italy.svg Simone Romagna PSRX Citroën DS3 29th 33rd 22nd 30th
31 74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Jérôme Grosset-Janin Renault Clio 23rd 12th 35th 35th
32 21 Flag of Poland.svg Bohdan Ludwiczak Now or Never Ford Fiesta 31st 34th 32nd 29th
33 104 Flag of Hungary.svg Attila Mozer Nyirad Motorsport Škoda Fabia 27th 31st 30th 34th
34 31 Flag of Norway.svg Tore Kristoffersen Tore Kristoffersen Ford Fiesta 34th 27th 24th 32nd
35 54 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jos Jansen JJ Racing Ford Focus 33rd 32nd 27th 33rd
36 48 Flag of Sweden.svg Lukas Walfridson Helmia Motorsport Renault Clio 35th 36th 36th 36th
37 63 Flag of Russia.svg Roman Stepanenko TT Motorsport Citroën C4 37th 37th 37th 37th
38 103 Flag of Italy.svg Erwin Untersalmberger Erwin Untersalmberger Ford Fiesta 38th 38th 38th 38th

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen 4:55.9356
2 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX +1.4215
3 111 Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Göransson Olsbergs MSE +5.2384
4 125 Flag of Italy.svg Gigi Galli Olsbergs MSE +8.4993
5 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport +25.3662
6 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport +38.6891

Semi-Final 2

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen 4:58.6266
2 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +0.3205
3 53 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Dealer Team KMS +1.0494
4 88 Flag of Norway.svg Henning Solberg Monster Energy World RX +3.0693
5 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +2.6512
6 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport +54.2431

Final

Petter Solberg celebrates winning the 2014 championship. WRX 2014 Italy Petter Solberg 001.jpg
Petter Solberg celebrates winning the 2014 championship.
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen 4:55.4738
2 111 Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Göransson Olsbergs MSE +6.3615
3 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX +31.4104
4 1 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen +57.6823
6 53 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Dealer Team KMS DNF2
6 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE DNF1

Championship standings after the event

Pos. Driver Points
1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 235
2 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen 175
3 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs 167
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen 152
5 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov 148

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References

  1. "Results - 2014 World RX of Italy". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
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