2014 World RX of Portugal

Last updated
2014 World RX of Portugal
Round 1 of 12 in the
2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 3-4 May 2014
Location Montalegre, Portugal
Venue Pista Automóvel de Montalegre
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 3 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX
Heat 4 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs
Olsbergs MSE
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX
Final
First Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX
Second Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
Olsbergs MSE
Third Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs
Olsbergs MSE

The 2014 World RX of Portugal was the opening round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship and the first ever round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in the Portuguese border town of Montalegre. Four of the seven stages of the round, including the final, were won by 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg, with the young guns Bakkerud and Nitišs rounding out the podium for Olsbergs MSE.

The 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the first edition of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The season consisted of twelve rounds and started on 3 May with the Portuguese round at Montalegre. The season came to end on 23 November, at San Luis, Argentina.

FIA World Rallycross Championship

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

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

Contents

Heats

Jacques Villeneuve and Timur Timerzyanov Jacques Villeneuve on WRX - Portugal 2014 (4).jpg
Jacques Villeneuve and Timur Timerzyanov
Pos.No. Driver Team CarH1H2H3H4 Pts
1 1 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 1st 1st 2nd 3rd16
2 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Citroën DS3 2nd 16th 1st 1st15
3 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Ford Fiesta ST Ford Fiesta 9th 2nd 3rd 4th14
4 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Volkswagen Polo Volkswagen Polo 4th 4th 4th 7th13
5 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 8th 3rd 6th 6th12
6 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 5th 14th 5th 2nd11
7 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 3rd 5th 16th 5th10
8 22 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels Ford Focus 7th 6th 11th 10th9
9 12 Flag of Norway.svg Alexander Hvaal PSRX Citroën DS3 6th 9th 8th 16th8
10 47 Flag of Sweden.svg Ramona Karlsson Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3 15th 12th 10th 9th7
11 66 Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill LD Motorsports World RX Citroën DS3 16th 10th 9th 11th6
12 26 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Scott Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 10th 8th 12th 18th5
13 54 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jos Jansen JJ Racing Ford Focus 14th 11th 18th 14th4
14 41 Flag of Portugal.svg Joaquim Santos Joaquim Santos Ford Focus 12th 17th 13th 15th3
15 21 Flag of Poland.svg Bohdan Ludwiczak Now or Never Ford Fiesta 17th 13th 15th 17th2
16 6 Flag of France.svg Alexandre Theuil Alexandre Theuil Citroën DS3 11th 7th 17th 19th1
17 25 Flag of Canada.svg Jacques Villeneuve Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 13th 15th 19th 12th
18 44 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Skorupski Monster Energy World RX Citroën DS3 18th 18th 14th 8th
19 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran Monster Energy World RX Citroën DS3 19th 19th 7th 13th

Semi-Finals

Petter Solberg Petter Solberg on WRX - Portugal 2014 (20).jpg
Petter Solberg

Semi-Final 1

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE 4:09.1086
2 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +0.4385
3 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport +1.7184
4 1 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.0323
5 66 Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill LD Motorsports World RX +13.6932
6 12 Flag of Norway.svg Alexander Hvaal PSRX DNF1

Semi-Final 2

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX 4:02.6856
2 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport +2.9175
3 22 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels +10.0694
4 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +20.3723
5 54 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jos Jansen JJ Racing +31.2072
6 47 Flag of Sweden.svg Ramona Karlsson Eklund Motorsport DNF1

† Andy Scott was classified overall 12th, however was unable to make the semi-final grid. Jos Jansen was allowed to take his place.

Jos Jansen is a Belgian rallycross driver. He formerly competed in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Final

The podium following the final WRX 2014 Portugal 001.jpg
The podium following the final
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX 4:02.0818
2 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +2.3585
3 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +3.0484
4 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport +5.0253
5 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport +5.9012
6 22 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels +10.7901

Championship standings after the event

Pos. Driver Points
1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 29
2 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs 24
3 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen 21
4 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 20
5 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov 19

Related Research Articles

The World RX of Portugal is a Rallycross event held in Portugal for the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event made its debut in the 2014 season, at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in the northern town of Montalegre, close to the Spanish border.

Reinis Nitišs Latvian racing driver

Reinis Nitišs is a rallycross driver from Jēkabpils, Latvia. He is the winner of the Super1600 division in the European Rallycross Championship in 2013 and is the youngest event winner in FIA World Rallycross Championship history.

Andreas Bakkerud Norwegian rally driver

Andreas Bakkerud is a rallycross driver from Bergen, Norway. He has competed in the FIA Rallycross Supercar class since 2013, where he has collected eight wins.

The 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The season consisted of thirteen rounds and started on 25 April with the Portuguese round at Montalegre. The season ended on 29 November, at Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina.

The 2015 World RX of Portugal was the first round of the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Pista Automovel de Montalegre in Montalegre, close to the Spanish border.

The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The season consists of twelve rounds and started on 16 April with the Portuguese round at Montalegre. The season ended on 27 November, at Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina.

The 2016 FIA European Rallycross Championship was the 41st season of the FIA European Championships for Rallycross Drivers. The season consisted of nine rounds, commencing on 16 April with the Portuguese round at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre, and culminating on 16 October in Germany at the Estering.

The 2016 World RX of Portugal was the first round of the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Pista Automovel de Montalegre in Montalegre.

The 2016 World RX of Latvia was the tenth round of the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the eighth round of the forty-first season of the FIA European Rallycross Championship. The event was the first FIA World or European rallycross event to be staged in Latvia, and was held at the Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze, former host of the non-championship Latvian Grand Prix.

The 2016 Euro RX of Portugal was the first round of the forty-first season of the FIA European Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Montalegre, Vila Real, and was contested by the Super1600 class.

The 2017 World RX of Portugal was the second round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Montalegre, Vila Real.

The 2017 World RX of Belgium was the fourth round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia and also played host to the third round of the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship. It also hosted the first round of the 2017 RX2 International Series, the support category of the World Rallycross Championship.

The 2017 World RX of Great Britain was the fifth round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Wootton, Kent and also played host to the fourth round of the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship. It also hosted the second round of the 2017 RX2 International Series, the support category of the World Rallycross Championship.

The 2017 World RX of Sweden, formally known as the 2017 Swecon World RX of Sweden, for sponsorship reasons, was the seventh round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Höljesbanan in the village of Höljes, Värmland and also hosted round six of the European Rallycross Championship and round four of the RX2 International Series, the main support category for the World Rallycross Championship.

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is the fifth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallycross.

The 2018 World RX of Portugal was the second round of the fifth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Montalegre, Vila Real.

Oliver Bennett is a Rallycross driver from Bristol, United Kingdom, currently competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship with the XITE Racing Mini Cooper SX1.

The 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is the sixth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallycross.

References

  1. "Results - 2014 World RX of Portugal". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
Previous race:
None
FIA World Rallycross Championship
2014 season
Next race:
2014 World RX of Great Britain
Previous race:
None
World RX of Portugal Next race:
2015 World RX of Portugal