|2015 World RX of Belgium|
|Round 3 of 13 in the|
2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship
|Date||16–17 May 2015|
|Venue||Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet|
The 2015 World RX of Belgium was the 3rd round of the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia.
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.
|World Championship classification|
|1||3||Johan Kristoffersson||Volkswagen Team Sweden||Volkswagen Polo||3rd||15th||1st||1st||16|
|2||1||Petter Solberg||SDRX||Citroën DS3||2nd||5th||11th||2nd||15|
|3||57||Toomas Heikkinen||Marklund Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo||8th||2nd||3rd||7th||14|
|4||10||Mattias Ekström||EKS RX||Audi S1||1st||10th||6th||8th||13|
|5||45||Per-Gunnar Andersson||Marklund Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo||13th||6th||4th||3rd||12|
|6||13||Andreas Bakkerud||Olsbergs MSE||Ford Fiesta ST||7th||3rd||10th||6th||11|
|7||21||Timmy Hansen||Team Peugeot-Hansen||Peugeot 208||35th||1st||2nd||10th||10|
|8||17||Davy Jeanney||Team Peugeot-Hansen||Peugeot 208||9th||8th||15th||11th||9|
|9||7||Manfred Stohl||World RX Team Austria||Ford Fiesta||5th||16th||13th||15th||8|
|10||92||Anton Marklund||EKS RX||Audi S1||19th||12th||8th||12th||7|
|11||15||Reinis Nitišs||Olsbergs MSE||Ford Fiesta ST||15th||14th||14th||9th||6|
|12||99||Tord Linnerud||Volkswagen Team Sweden||Volkswagen Polo||6th||21st||12th||13th||5|
|13||4||Robin Larsson||Larsson Jernberg Racing Team||Audi A1||18th||26th||9th||4th||4|
|14||42||Timur Timerzyanov||Namus OMSE||Ford Fiesta ST||20th||4th||24th||16th||3|
|15||33||Liam Doran||SDRX||Citroën DS3||27th||9th||33rd||17th||2|
|16||32||Ole-Kristian Nøttveit||CircleX||Volvo C30||23rd||27th||35th||25th||1|
|17||31||Max Pucher||World RX Team Austria||Ford Fiesta||31st||33rd||29th||31st|
|18||55||Alx Danielsson||All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport||Audi S3||25th||17th||34th||35th|
|19||77||René Münnich||All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport||Audi S3||34th||32nd||27th||32nd|
|European Championship classification|
|1||24||Tommy Rustad||HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport||Volkswagen Polo||10th||34th||7th||5th||16|
|2||74||Jérôme Grosset-Janin||Albatec Racing||Peugeot 208||16th||11th||16th||14th||15|
|3||67||François Duval||François Duval||Ford Focus||17th||7th||17th||19th||14|
|4||52||Ole Christian Veiby||Volkswagen Team Sweden||Volkswagen Polo||4th||30th||5th||27th||13|
|5||14||Frode Holte||Frode Holte Motorsport||Hyundai i20||12th||24th||20th||20th||12|
|6||60||Joni-Pekka Rajala||Eklund Motorsport||Saab 9-3||11th||25th||19th||22nd||11|
|7||87||Jean-Baptiste Dubourg||Jean-Baptiste Dubourg||Citroën C4||26th||18th||18th||18th||10|
|8||20||Fabien Pailler||Pailler Competition||Peugeot 208||21st||13th||23rd||23rd||9|
|9||18||Jonathan Pailler||Pailler Competition||Peugeot 208||22nd||19th||21st||24th||8|
|10||48||Lukas Walfridson||Helmia Motorsport||Renault Clio||14th||20th||28th||34th||7|
|11||22||Koen Pauwels||Koen Pauwels||Ford Focus||30th||23rd||26th||26th||6|
|12||102||Tamás Kárai||Racing-Com||Škoda Fabia||37th||22nd||22nd||21st||5|
|13||2||Oliver O'Donovan||Oliver O'Donovan||Ford Fiesta||32nd||29th||25th||28th||4|
|14||27||James Grint||Albatec Racing||Peugeot 208||28th||28th||32nd||30th||3|
|15||47||Ramona Karlsson||Ramona RX||Volkswagen Scirocco||24th||36th||30th||29th||2|
|16||8||Peter Hedström||Hedströms Motorsport||Škoda Fabia||36th||37th||31st||33rd||1|
|17||12||Riku Tahko||ST Motorsport||BMW MINI Countryman||29th||31st||36th||36th|
|18||68||Ronny Schevenheels||OTRT||Volkswagen Scirocco||33rd||35th||37th||37th|
|1||57||Toomas Heikkinen||Marklund Motorsport||4:08.158||6|
|2||13||Andreas Bakkerud||Olsbergs MSE||+2.540||5|
|3||15||Reinis Nitišs||Olsbergs MSE||+4.080||4|
|4||17||Timmy Hansen||Team Peugeot-Hansen||+9.204||3|
|5||3||Johan Kristoffersson||Volkswagen Team Sweden||+25.173||2|
|6||7||Manfred Stohl||World RX Team Austria||+35.091||1|
|1||45||Per-Gunnar Andersson||Marklund Motorsport||4:05.225||6|
|3||10||Mattias Ekström||EKS RX||+0.936||4|
|4||92||Anton Marklund||EKS RX||+4.081||3|
|5||21||Davy Jeanney||Team Peugeot-Hansen||+4.553||2|
|6||99||Tord Linnerud||Volkswagen Team Sweden||+13.388||1|
|1||67||François Duval||François Duval||4:12.108||6|
|2||14||Frode Holte||Frode Holte Motorsport||+2.622||5|
|3||24||Tommy Rustad||HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport||+4.574||4|
|4||18||Jonathan Pailler||Pailler Competition||+8.704||3|
|5||87||Jean-Baptiste Dubourg||Jean-Baptiste Dubourg||+9.844||2|
|6||22||Koen Pauwels||Koen Pauwels||DNF||1|
|1||74||Jérôme Grosset-Janin||Albatec Racing||+4:12.247||6|
|2||52||Ole Christian Veiby||Volkswagen Team Sweden||+1.587||5|
|4||60||Joni-Pekka Rajala||Eklund Motorsport||+35.759||3|
|5||20||Fabien Pailler||Pailler Competition||DNF||2|
|6||48||Lukas Walfridsson||Helmia Motorsport||DNF||1|
|1||57||Toomas Heikkinen||Marklund Motorsport||4:02.117||8|
|3||15||Reinis Nitišs||Olsbergs MSE||+6.705||4|
|4||45||Per-Gunnar Andersson||Marklund Motorsport||+7.583||3|
|5||13||Andreas Bakkerud||Olsbergs MSE||+27.425||2|
|6||10||Mattias Ekström||EKS RX||1|
|1||74||Jérôme Grosset-Janin||Albatec Racing||4:14.273||8|
|2||52||Ole Christian Veiby||Volkswagen Team Sweden||+10.493||5|
|4||24||Tommy Rustad||HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport||DNF||3|
|5||14||Frode Holte||Frode Holte Motorsport||DNF||2|
|6||67||François Duval||François Duval||DSQ||1|
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