2016 World RX of Belgium

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2016 World RX of Belgium
Round 3 of 12 in the
2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 14–15 May 2016
Location Mettet, Wallonia
Venue Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Heat 4 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg World RX Team
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg World RX Team
Final
First Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Second Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Third Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg World RX Team

The 2016 World RX of Belgium was the third round of the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia and also played host to the second round of the 2016 FIA European Rallycross 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.

Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet

The Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet is a 1.43mile (2.3 km) motor racing circuit in Mettet, Belgium, 20 km southeast of Charleroi. The circuit was finalized in 2010 near the old street circuit.

Mettet Municipality in French Community, Belgium

Mettet is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, 20 km southeast of Charleroi. On 1 January 2006 Mettet had 11,977 inhabitants. The total area is 116.78 km², giving a population density of 103 inhabitants per km².

Contents

Supercar

Heats

Toomas Heikkinen, Anton Marklund and Niclas Gronholm 158059 Heikkinen03Mettet16TW227 (26998532416).jpg
Toomas Heikkinen, Anton Marklund and Niclas Grönholm
The field files into the first corner in the 1st WRX Semi-Final 158061 Ekstrom03Mettet16TW254 (26757790380).jpg
The field files into the first corner in the 1st WRX Semi-Final
Pos.No. Driver Team CarQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 2nd 1st 1st 9th16
2 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team Citroën DS3 3rd 4th 2nd 1st15
3 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 1st 7th 3rd 2nd14
4 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo 4th 3rd 4th 5th13
5 67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval Ecurie Bayard ASBL Ford Fiesta 6th 11th 7th 4th12
6 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 12th 5th 5th 8th11
7 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 8th 6th 8th 14th10
8 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo 5th 9th 13th 10th9
9 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 7th 2nd 18th 13th8
10 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 13th 10th 10th 7th7
11 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Peugeot Hansen Academy Peugeot 208 9th 15th 6th 12th6
12 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 10th 12th 15th 6th5
13 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport Audi A1 17th 8th 9th 16th4
14 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 19th 13th 17th 3rd3
15 68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 14th 16th 12th 15th2
16 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 16th 14th 11th 17th1
17 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran JRM Racing BMW MINI Countryman 11th 18th 16th 18th
18 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 18th 19th 19th 11th
19 55 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 15th 17th 14th 19th

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX 4:02.2786
2 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.7375
3 67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval Ecurie Bayard ASBL +7.8844
4 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov World RX Team Austria +23.0563
5 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Peugeot Hansen Academy DNF2
6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis World RX Team Austria EX0
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team 4:00.8696
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden +1.1575
3 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Volkswagen RX Sweden +5.1124
4 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +5.9503
5 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE +14.5682
6 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport +16.4681

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX 3:58.9678
2 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.5265
3 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team +3.1893
4 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Volkswagen RX Sweden +10.8684
5 67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval Ecurie Bayard ASBL +18.9722
6 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden DNF1

RX Lites

Heats

Pos.No. Driver TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 7th 6th 1st 1st16
2 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 6th 1st 5th 5th15
3 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 4th 5th 6th 2nd14
4 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion 1st 4th 9th 6th13
5 16 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson JC Raceteknik 2nd 2nd 8th 7th12
6 99 Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Hvaal JC Raceteknik 9th 3rd 3rd 3rd11
7 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE 3rd 7th 4th 4th10
8 26 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Gosselin Regis Icepol Racing Team 5th 8th 2nd 9th9
9 47 Flag of Sweden.svg Alexander Westlund Alexander Westlund 8th 9th 7th 8th8

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 16 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson JC Raceteknik 4:18.9596
2 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE +0.1635
3 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson +1.0834
4 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE +8.2873
5 47 Flag of Sweden.svg Alexander Westlund Alexander Westlund +10.2502
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 4:21.5056
2 99 Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Hvaal JC Raceteknik +0.6495
3 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion +4.2744
4 26 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Gosselin Regis Icepol Racing TeamDNF3

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 16 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson JC Raceteknik 4:19.0618
2 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson +1.5065
3 99 Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Hvaal JC Raceteknik +2.3244
4 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik +18.6693
5 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion DNF2
13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE EX0

Standings after the event

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References

  1. "Results - 2016 World RX of Belgium". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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