2015 World RX of Belgium

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2015 World RX of Belgium
Round 3 of 13 in the
2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date16–17 May 2015
Location Mettet, Wallonia
Venue Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen
Marklund Motorsport
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson
Marklund Motorsport
Final
First Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen
Marklund Motorsport
Second Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
S D RX
Third Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs
Olsbergs MSE

The 2015 World RX of Belgium was the 3rd round of the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia.

Contents

Marklund Motorsport driver Toomas Heikkinen became the third different winner in the 2015 season, having won his semi-final as well. Second place went to defending champion, and championship leader Petter Solberg (SDRX), while the podium was completed by Reinis Nitišs, driving for the OlsbergsMSE team.

In the supporting round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship, Albatec Racing driver Jérôme Grosset-Janin took the victory, to take the lead in the drivers' championship. Grosset-Janin finished ahead of Ole Christian Veiby while Tamás Kárai was the only other finisher as he completed the podium.

The infamous incident of the damper on Alx Danielsson's Audi S3 punching open the bonnet occurred during practice. [2]

Heats

Johan Kristoffersson finished as top qualifier. Johan Kristoffersson 2015-05-16 001.jpg
Johan Kristoffersson finished as top qualifier.
World Championship classification
Pos.No.DriverTeamCarH1H2H3H4Pts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 3rd15th1st1st16
21 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg SDRX Citroën DS3 2nd5th11th2nd15
357 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 8th2nd3rd7th14
410 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 1st10th6th8th13
545 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 13th6th4th3rd12
613 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 7th3rd10th6th11
721 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 35th1st2nd10th10
817 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 9th8th15th11th9
97 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Stohl World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 5th16th13th15th8
1092 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund EKS RX Audi S1 19th12th8th12th7
1115 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 15th14th14th9th6
1299 Flag of Norway.svg Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 6th21st12th13th5
134 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Racing Team Audi A1 18th26th9th4th4
1442 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Namus OMSE Ford Fiesta ST 20th4th24th16th3
1533 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran SDRX Citroën DS3 27th9th33rd17th2
1632 Flag of Norway.svg Ole-Kristian NøttveitCircleX Volvo C30 23rd27th35th25th1
1731 Flag of Austria.svg Max Pucher World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 31st33rd29th31st
1855 Flag of Sweden.svg Alx Danielsson All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 25th17th34th35th
1977 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 34th32nd27th32nd
European Championship classification
124 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 10th34th7th5th16
274 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 16th11th16th14th15
367 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval François Duval Ford Focus 17th7th17th19th14
452 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 4th30th5th27th13
514 Flag of Norway.svg Frode HolteFrode Holte Motorsport Hyundai i20 12th24th20th20th12
660 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3 11th25th19th22nd11
787 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Citroën C4 26th18th18th18th10
820 Flag of France.svg Fabien PaillerPailler Competition Peugeot 208 21st13th23rd23rd9
918 Flag of France.svg Jonathan PaillerPailler Competition Peugeot 208 22nd19th21st24th8
1048 Flag of Sweden.svg Lukas WalfridsonHelmia Motorsport Renault Clio 14th20th28th34th7
1122 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen PauwelsKoen Pauwels Ford Focus 30th23rd26th26th6
12102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás KáraiRacing-Com Škoda Fabia 37th22nd22nd21st5
132 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan Ford Fiesta 32nd29th25th28th4
1427 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Grint Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 28th28th32nd30th3
1547 Flag of Sweden.svg Ramona Karlsson Ramona RX Volkswagen Scirocco 24th36th30th29th2
168 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter Hedström Hedströms Motorsport Škoda Fabia 36th37th31st33rd1
1712 Flag of Finland.svg Riku TahkoST Motorsport BMW MINI Countryman 29th31st36th36th
1868 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ronny SchevenheelsOTRT Volkswagen Scirocco 33rd35th37th37th

Semi-Finals

World Championship

Semi-Final 1

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
157 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport 4:08.1586
213 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +2.5405
315 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +4.0804
417 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +9.2043
53 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden +25.1732
67 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Stohl World RX Team Austria +35.0911

Semi-Final 2

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
145 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson Marklund Motorsport 4:05.2256
21 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg SDRX +0.8095
310 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +0.9364
492 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund EKS RX +4.0813
521 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen +4.5532
699 Flag of Norway.svg Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Team Sweden +13.3881

European Championship

Semi-Final 1

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
167 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval François Duval 4:12.1086
214 Flag of Norway.svg Frode HolteFrode Holte Motorsport+2.6225
324 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport +4.5744
418 Flag of France.svg Jonathan PaillerPailler Competition+8.7043
587 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg +9.8442
622 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen PauwelsKoen PauwelsDNF1

Semi-Final 2

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
174 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing +4:12.2476
252 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden +1.5875
3102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás KáraiRacing-Com+11.8504
460 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport +35.7593
520 Flag of France.svg Fabien PaillerPailler CompetitionDNF2
648 Flag of Sweden.svg Lukas WalfridssonHelmia MotorsportDNF1

Finals

World Championship

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
157 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport 4:02.1178
21 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg SDRX +0.8405
315 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +6.7054
445 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson Marklund Motorsport +7.5833
513 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +27.4252
610 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX 1

European Championship

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
174 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing 4:14.2738
252 Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden +10.4935
3102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás KáraiRacing-Com+12.6144
424 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport DNF3
514 Flag of Norway.svg Frode HolteFrode Holte MotorsportDNF2
667 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval François Duval DSQ1

Standings after the event

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References

  1. "Results – 2015 World RX of Belgium". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  2. Alx Danielsson Damper Accident: Mettet RX. FIA World Rallycross Championship. YouTube. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
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