2016 World RX of Latvia

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2016 World RX of Latvia
Round 10 of 12 in the
2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 1–2 October 2016
Location Riga, Latvia
Venue Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen RX Sweden
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen RX Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov
World RX Team Austria
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Final
First Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Second Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Third Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen

The 2016 World RX of Latvia was the tenth round of the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship [1] 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 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.

FIA World Rallycross Championship

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

The 2016 Euro RX of Latvia was the eighth round of the forty-first season of the FIA European Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze in Riga, Latvia as an undercard to the 2016 World RX of Latvia and was contested by the Supercar and Super1600 classes. It was the first ever European Rallycross round held in Latvia.

Contents

Supercar

Heats

Solberg, Loeb, Bakkerud and Hansen fight for position WRX 2016 Rallycross of Latvia 003.jpg
Solberg, Loeb, Bakkerud and Hansen fight for position
Sunday's action started in treacherous wet conditions Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro) (30061370755).jpg
Sunday's action started in treacherous wet conditions
Solberg's failure to score any points dropped him to 3rd in the standings and gifted Ekstrom a 27-point buffer over Kristoffersson with two rounds left Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro) (29948115992).jpg
Solberg's failure to score any points dropped him to 3rd in the standings and gifted Ekström a 27-point buffer over Kristoffersson with two rounds left
Sebastien Loeb won his first World RX event in Latvia Mattias Ekstrom (EKS), Sebastien Loeb, Timmy HansenMattias Ekstrom (EKS), Sebastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen (30065288905).jpg
Sébastien Loeb won his first World RX event in Latvia
Pos.No. Driver Team CarQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo 6th 1st 1st 7th16
2 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th15
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 1st 5th 18th 2nd14
4 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 4th 14th 2nd 4th13
5 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 3rd 3rd 17th 3rd12
6 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 21st 4th 5th 1st11
7 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 9th 8th 4th 9th10
8 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 7th 6th 10th 10th9
9 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 14th 7th 8th 6th8
10 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Peugeot Hansen Academy Peugeot 208 8th 9th 7th 15th7
11 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta 10th 11th 9th 11th6
12 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport Audi A1 11th 12th 12th 12th5
13 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 15th 13th 11th 14th4
14 37 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Wilks JRM Racing BMW MINI Countryman 17th 16th 6th 16th3
15 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo 13th 15th 16th 13th2
16 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 12th 10th 20th 21st1
17 10 Flag of Estonia.svg Janno Ligur Reinsalu Sport Ford Fiesta 20th 17th 15th 17th
18 68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 18th 20th 13th 18th
19 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team Citroën DS3 5th DSQ 14th 8th
20 25 Flag of Italy.svg Gigi Galli Gigi Galli Kia Rio 19th 19th 21st 20th
21 65 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit JRM Racing BMW MINI Countryman 22nd 18th 19th 19th
22 77 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 16th 21st 22nd 22nd
23 88 Flag of Lithuania.svg Nerijus Naujokaitis Motorsport LT Škoda Fabia 23rd 22nd 23rd 23rd

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen 5:33.9966
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden +0.4275
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.2934
4 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +8.3733
5 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +11.8752
6 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis World RX Team Austria DNF1
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX 5:32.0446
2 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov World RX Team Austria +2.0145
3 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +6.5894
4 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport +7.9193
5 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Peugeot Hansen Academy +7.9402
6 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport +14.4141

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen 5:27.6658
2 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.3055
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +5.4294
4 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +11.1043
5 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden +14.7512
6 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov World RX Team Austria DNF1

RX Lites

Heats

Pos.No. Driver TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 16 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson JC Raceteknik 1st 1st 7th 1st16
2 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 11th 2nd 1st 3rd15
3 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 6th 7th 2nd 2nd14
4 99 Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Hvaal JC Raceteknik 2nd 3rd 9th 7th13
5 55 Flag of Russia.svg Vasily Gryazin Sport Racing Technologies 4th 5th 8th 4th12
6 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Thomas Holmen 3rd 10th 5th 6th11
7 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE 5th 9th 3rd 9th10
8 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion 10th 8th 6th 5th9
9 46 Flag of Latvia.svg Martins Lapins JC Raceteknik 7th 6th 4th 11th8
10 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 9th 4th 11th 10th7
11 121 Flag of the United States.svg Conner Martell Olsbergs MSE 8th 11th 10th 8th6

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 5:50.1106
2 121 Flag of the United States.svg Conner Martell Olsbergs MSE +7.6615
3 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE +11.1464
4 46 Flag of Latvia.svg Martins Lapins JC Raceteknik +22.2343
5 55 Flag of Russia.svg Vasily Gryazin Sport Racing Technologies +40.4402
6 16 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson JC Raceteknik DNF1
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 99 Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Hvaal JC Raceteknik 5:55.9826
2 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik +2.7765
3 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Thomas Holmen +7.0274
4 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion +9.4303
5 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE +40.1442

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 5:58.0488
2 121 Flag of the United States.svg Conner Martell Olsbergs MSE +0.5625
3 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE +16.5174
4 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon OlofssonDNF3
5 99 Flag of Norway.svg Joachim Hvaal JC Raceteknik DNF2
6 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Thomas HolmenDNF1

Standings after the event

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References

  1. "Results - 2016 World RX of Latvia". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
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