2015 World RX of Barcelona

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2015 World RX of Barcelona
Round 10 of 13 in the
2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 19–20 September 2015
Location Montmeló, Barcelona
Venue Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
S D RX
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
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 Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
Final
First Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
S D RX
Second Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
Third Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen

The 2015 World RX of Barcelona was the tenth round of the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Catalonia.

FIA World Rallycross Championship

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

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya motorsport track in Spain

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a motorsport race track in Montmeló, Catalonia, Spain. With long straights and a variety of corners, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is seen as an all-rounder circuit. The track has stands with a capacity of 140,700. The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license.

Montmeló Municipality in Catalonia, Spain

Montmeló is a municipality in the comarca of Vallès Oriental, within the Barcelona metropolitan area, in Catalonia, Spain. It contains the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which is the home of the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix and the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix.

Contents

Reigning champion and championship leader Petter Solberg took his third victory of the season, [2] to extend his championship lead to 35 points over Timmy Hansen. Hansen, who had finished as top qualifier for the fourth meeting in succession – including two heat wins – also won a semi-final but could only finish third in the final, behind compatriot Johan Kristoffersson.

Petter Solberg Norwegian rally and rallycross driver

Petter Solberg is a Norwegian professional rally and rallycross driver.

Timmy Hansen Swedish racecar driver

Kenneth Timmy Hansen is a rallycross driver from Sweden. He currently competes in the FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercar category, driving for Team Peugeot-Hansen. His father is the 14-times European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen, his mother the 1994 ERA European Cup winner Susann Hansen, and his brother rallycross driver Kevin Hansen.

Johan Kristoffersson Swedish racing driver

Johan David Kristoffersson, born 6 December 1988, is a Swedish racecar driver. He is the son of former racing driver and Kristoffersson Motorsport (KMS) team owner Tommy Kristoffersson. He won the Superstars Series championship in 2012, the same year in which he claimed the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia titles. He is the reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion, winning the 2017 and 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship. He won the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship title with a record breaking 11 event wins during the season.

In the supporting round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship, Kristoffersson's teammate Ole Christian Veiby took his first victory after on-the-road winner Tommy Rustad, the championship leader, was disqualified after a breach of the championship regulations. [3] Veiby finished ahead of compatriot Alexander Hvaal with Joni-Pekka Rajala of Finland completing the podium.

Ole Christian Veiby rally driver

Ole Christian Veiby is a rally and rallycross driver from Norway.

Tommy Rustad Norwegian racing driver

Tommy Rustad is a Norwegian auto racing driver. He currently drives in the FIA European Rallycross Championship and occasionally in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Tommy is the son of former well known Norwegian racer Ola Rustad.

Alexander Hvaal Norwegian rally driver

Alexander Hvaal is a professional rallycross driver from Larvik in Vestfold, Norway. He has raced in the European Rallycross Championship since 2012 and the World Rallycross Championship since its inception in 2014.

Heats

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Tord Linnerud
Andreas Bakkerud, Mattias Ekstrom, Davy Jeanney and Johan Kristoffersson WRX 2015 Barcelona 003.jpg
Andreas Bakkerud, Mattias Ekström, Davy Jeanney and Johan Kristoffersson
Anton Marklund, Philippe Maloigne, Henning Solberg and Lukas Walfridson Anton Marklund (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro) (21533806096).jpg
Anton Marklund, Philippe Maloigne, Henning Solberg and Lukas Walfridson
World Championship classification
Pos.No. Driver Team CarH1H2H3H4 Pts
1 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 1st 6th 6th 1st16
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 2nd 5th 1st 5th15
3 10 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 4th 2nd 5th 4th14
4 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 3rd 21st 7th 3rd13
5 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Racing Team Audi A1 6th 16th 4th 7th12
6 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg SDRX Citroën DS3 10th 1st 32nd 2nd11
7 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 7th 3rd 17th 10th10
8 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 15th 7th 9th 6th9
9 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 5th 9th 15th 11th8
10 42 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Namus OMSE Ford Fiesta ST 13th 20th 10th 13th7
11 34 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 38th 4th 2nd 12th6
12 99 Flag of Norway.svg Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 16th 10th 19th 22nd5
13 7 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Stohl World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 18th 33rd 11th 8th4
14 88 Flag of Norway.svg Henning Solberg Eklund Motorsport Volkswagen Beetle 28th 19th 23rd 17th3
15 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund EKS RX Audi S1 26th 18th 25th 23rd2
16 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 39th 11th 24th 18th1
17 55 Flag of Sweden.svg Alx Danielsson All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 20th 37th 8th 26th
18 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran SDRX Citroën DS3 35th 13th 14th 37th
19 31 Flag of Austria.svg Max Pucher World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 25th 27th 29th 34th
20 84 Flag of France.svg "Knapick" Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier Citroën DS3 32nd 32nd 18th 35th
21 79 Flag of France.svg Christophe Jouet [Christophe Jouet Citroën DS3 27th 38th 40th 40th
22 49 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Flaherty Mark Flaherty Ford Focus 34th 39th 41st 41st
European Championship classification
1 24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 9th 8th 12th 9th16
2 74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 8th 36th 3rd 14th15
3 11 Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Salsten Hansen Talent Development Peugeot 208 11th 29th 13th 15th14
4 52 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 21st 15th 16th 20th13
5 60 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3 12th 12th 20th 33rd12
6 20 Flag of France.svg Fabien Pailler Pailler Compétition Peugeot 208 14th 25th 27th 21st11
7 18 Flag of France.svg Jonathan Pailler Pailler Compétition Peugeot 208 19th 24th 30th 19th10
8 102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Kárai Racing-Com Škoda Fabia 17th 17th 35th 25th9
9 28 Flag of Norway.svg Alexander Hvaal JC Raceteknik Citroën DS3 23rd 22nd 21st 31st8
10 8 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Hedström Hedströms Motorsport Ford Fiesta 24th 30th 31st 16th7
11 72 Flag of France.svg Philippe Maloigne Philippe Maloigne Citroën C4 29th 26th 22nd 27th6
12 2 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan Ford Fiesta 31st 23rd 26th 36th5
13 87 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Citroën C4 22nd 14th 36th 38th4
14 48 Flag of Sweden.svg Lukas Walfridson Helmia Motorsport Renault Clio 30th 28th 37th 24th3
15 12 Flag of Finland.svg Riku Tahko ST Motorsport BMW MINI Countryman 36th 31st 34th 30th2
16 80 Flag of Italy.svg Christian Giarolo Christian Giarolo Ford Fiesta 33rd 34th 38th 32nd1
17 27 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Grint Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 37th 40th 28th 29th
18 22 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels Ford Fiesta 41st 41st 33rd 28th
19 47 Flag of Sweden.svg Ramona Karlsson Ramona RX Volkswagen Scirocco 40th 35th 39th 39th
20 14 Flag of Norway.svg Frode Holte Frode Holte Motorsport Hyundai i20 42nd 42nd 42nd 42nd

Semi-Finals

World Championship

Semi-Final 1

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen 4:49.3816
2 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Racing Team +2.0665
3 34 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust Marklund Motorsport +4.1284
4 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +4.7273
5 10 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +5.1922
6 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +5.6971

Semi-Final 2

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden 4:45.8636
2 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg SDRX +4.4155
3 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen +6.2874
4 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport +6.9853
5 42 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Namus OMSE +8.0592
6 99 Flag of Norway.svg Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Team Sweden +14.6331

European Championship

Semi-Final 1

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport 3:16.7726
2 60 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport +2.2935
3 28 Flag of Norway.svg Alexander Hvaal JC Raceteknik +4.4674
4 18 Flag of France.svg Jonathan Pailler Pailler Compétition +6.5743
5 72 Flag of France.svg Philippe Maloigne Philippe Maloigne +8.5392
6 11 Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Salsten Hansen Talent Development DNF1

Semi-Final 2

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 52 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden 4:55.2336
2 74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing +0.7725
3 2 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan +6.5074
4 102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Kárai Racing-Com +11.4513
5 20 Flag of France.svg Fabien Pailler Pailler Compétition +48.1692
6 8 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Hedström Hedströms Motorsport EX0

Finals

World Championship

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg SDRX 4:51.0518
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden +2.6735
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.8584
4 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen +5.7443
5 34 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust Marklund Motorsport +5.9592
6 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Racing Team DNF1

European Championship

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 52 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden 4:53.2308
2 28 Flag of Norway.svg Alexander Hvaal JC Raceteknik +2.3425
3 60 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport +4.0714
4 2 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan +5.4793
5 74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing 2
6 24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport DSQ0

Standings after the event

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