2017 World RX of Belgium

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2017 World RX of Belgium
Round 4 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 13–14 May 2017
Location Mettet, Wallonia
Venue Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Final
First Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Second Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Third Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden

The 2017 World RX of Belgium was the fourth round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia and also played host to the third round of the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship. It also hosted the first round of the 2017 RX2 International Series, the support category of the World Rallycross Championship. [1]

The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The season consists of twelve rounds, started on 1 April with the Spanish round at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and concluded on 12 November at the Killarney Motor Racing Complex in Cape Town, South Africa.

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.

Contents

Supercar

Heats

Above the Mettet circuit split Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro), Mettet RX (34518302512).jpg
Above the Mettet circuit split
Reinis Nitiss leads "M.D.K.", Duval, Kaczmarski and Dubourg Reinis Nitiss (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro -15) (34505786441).jpg
Reinis Nitišs leads "M.D.K.", Duval, Kaczmarski and Dubourg
Pos.No. Driver Team CarQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd 1st 1st 1st16
2 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 1st 2nd 4th 6th15
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 3rd 13th 5th 3rd14
4 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 4th 15th 8th 2nd13
5 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 6th 3rd 3rd 16th12
6 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 11th 4th 9th 4th11
7 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 9th 10th 6th 7th10
8 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 5th 11th 2nd 21st9
9 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 7th 6th 20th 5th8
10 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 10th 7th 14th 8th7
11 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 13th 12th 7th 9th6
12 68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 15th 8th 11h 12th5
13 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 16th 5th 18th 11th4
14 100 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Wilks LOCO World RX Team Volkswagen Polo 12th 21st 13th 10th3
15 67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 17th 14th 12th 15th2
16 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 14th 22nd 10th 13th1
17 49 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg "M.D.K." M.D.K. Ford Fiesta 18th 16th 17th 17th
18 87 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg DA Racing Peugeot 208 20th 19th 15th 14th
19 69 Flag of Poland.svg Martin Kaczmarski Martin Kaczmarski Ford Fiesta 19th 17th 16th 18th
20 36 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit Guerlain Chicherit Renault Clio 21st 18th 22nd 20th
21 71 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 8th 9th DNF DNS
22 66 Flag of France.svg Grégoire Demoustier DA Racing Peugeot 208 23rd 24th 21st 19th
23 102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Kárai Kárai Motorsport Sportegyesület Audi A1 24th 23rd 19th DNF
24 10 Flag of Hungary.svg "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 22nd 20th 23rd DNS

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen 4:04.6956
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +1.3035
3 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +11.4764
4 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +11.7693
5 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria +15.1182
6 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +35.7801
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:02.4676
2 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +0.7575
3 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.1084
4 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD +6.3113
5 68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX +10.2922
6 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division DNF1

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:02.3168
2 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +0.9245
3 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +0.9353
4 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +3.0574
5 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +11.2692
6 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division DNF1

RX2 International Series

Heats

Pos.No. Driver TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 1st 1st 2nd 15th16
2 40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Rooke Dan Rooke 9th 2nd 1st 5th15
3 55 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily Gryazin Sports Racing Technologies 13th 3rd 7th 2nd14
4 12 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Michalak Anders Michalak 5th 11th 8th 3rd13
5 9 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug Glenn Haug 2nd 14th 10th 4th12
6 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 6th DNF 15th 1st11
7 96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder 17th 4th 6th 7th10
8 11 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE 11th 12th 3rd 10th9
9 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 4th 13th 5th 13th8
10 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Bard Holmen 3rd 10th 11th 14th7
11 66 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik 12th 9th 4th 16th6
12 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE 14th 8th 9th 11th5
13 58 Flag of Sweden.svg Santosh Berggren A. Berggrens Bilservice Floby 15th 7th DNF 6th4
14 51 Flag of Sweden.svg Sandra Hultgren Sandra Hultgren 7th DNF 13th 8th3
15 19 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 16th 6th DNF 9th2
16 26 Flag of Sweden.svg Jessica Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 10th 15th 12th 12th1
17 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion 8th 5th 14th DNS

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 4:28.9576
2 9 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug Glenn Haug +4.0415
3 66 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik +8.0424
4 96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder +9.9233
5 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik +11.0182
6 12 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily Gryazin Sports Racing Technologies +22.6281
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 4:28.3376
2 40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Rooke Dan Rooke +1.6055
3 11 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE +9.7974
4 33 Flag of Kenya.svg Tejas Hirani Olsbergs MSE +12.7193
5 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen] Bard Holmen +20.4762
6 12 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Michalak Anders Michalak +38.0401

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 4:25.1698
2 40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Rooke Dan Rooke +1.3945
3 11 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE +5.3064
4 9 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug Glenn Haug +17.9663
5 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon OlofssonDNF2
6 66 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik DNF1

Standings after the event

Related Research Articles

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References

  1. "Kristoffersson wins in Belgium". FIA World Rallycross. FIA World Rallycross. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
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