2017 World RX of Great Britain

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2017 World RX of Great Britain
Round 5 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 27–28 May 2017
Location Wootton, Kent
Venue Lydden Hill Race Circuit
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Final
First Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Second Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Third Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division

The 2017 World RX of Great Britain was the fifth round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Wootton, Kent and also played host to the fourth round of the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship. It also hosted the second 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.

Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Lydden Hill Race Circuit is a motorsport venue in Denton with Wootton, about half-way between Canterbury and Dover in Kent, England. The mile-long circuit is mainly used for Rallycross, Drift, Saloon and Sports car racing as well as Motorcycle racing.

Contents

Timo Scheider was absent due to racing for BMW Motorsport in the 24 Hours Nürburgring. British touring car champion Andrew Jordan replaced Scheider at MJP Racing Team Austria. This was Jordan's third appearance at the World RX of Great Britain, having previously finished third in 2014 and seventh in 2015. [2]

Timo Scheider German racecar driver

Timo Scheider is a German racing driver who competes in the FIA World Rallycross Championship for MJP Racing Team Austria. He won the DTM title in 2008 and 2009.

BMW Motorsport is the division of BMW responsible for motorsport-related activities, including works-run competition programmes in touring car racing, sports car racing, motorcycle racing and Formula One.

24 Hours Nürburgring 24-hour annual touring car and GT endurance racing event

The 24 Hours Nürburgring is a 24-hour annual touring car and GT endurance racing event on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in central Germany. Held since 1970, over 25 km (15.5 mi) lap length allows more than 200 cars and over 700 drivers to participate.

Supercar

Heats

The event marked 50 years of rallycross at Lydden Hill Toomas Heikkinen (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro -57) (34898002106).jpg
The event marked 50 years of rallycross at Lydden Hill
The start of Semi-Final 2 Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro -1) (34106156584).jpg
The start of Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team CarQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 1st 1st 1st 3rd16
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd15
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 5th 5th 7th 1st14
4 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th13
5 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 4th 4th 5th 4th12
6 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 7th 6th 4th 6th11
7 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 5th 6th 7th 6th10
8 177 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 10th 9th 18th 7th9
9 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 11th 11th 13th 10th8
10 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 9th 13th 9th 14th7
11 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 12th 8th 14th 12th6
12 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 8th 22nd 8th 18th5
13 71 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 13th DNF 11th 9th4
14 100 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Wilks LOCO World RX Team Volkswagen Polo 14th 12th 17th 15th3
15 68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta DNF 10th 12th 13th2
16 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 23rd DNF 10th 11th1
17 77 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Citroën DS3 15th 14th 19th 21st
18 87 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg DA Racing Peugeot 208 16th 15th 15th DNF
19 66 Flag of France.svg Grégoire Demoustier DA Racing Peugeot 208 19th 17th 20th 17th
20 2 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan Ford Fiesta 20th 16th 16th 22nd
21 10 Flag of Hungary.svg "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 17th 20th 22nd 16th
22 69 Flag of Poland.svg Martin Kaczmarski Martin Kaczmarski Ford Fiesta 18th 18th 23rd 19th
23 42 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Bennett Oliver Bennett Ford Fiesta 22nd 21st 21st 20th
24 49 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg "M.D.K." M.D.K. Ford Fiesta 21st 19th DNF 23rd

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:11.7416
2 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +1.0995
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.4024
4 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division +2.1293
5 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD +4.4782
6 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Janis Baumanis STARD +6.6581
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:10.9226
2 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.1735
3 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.6444
4 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +3.7083
5 177 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan MJP Racing Team Austria +5.3792
6 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +6.4211

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:09.6028
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +1.6905
3 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +3.3173
4 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +6.7304
5 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +14.1562
6 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +58.2001

RX2 International Series

Heats

Pos.No. Driver TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 1st 1st 1st 1st16
2 40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Rooke Dan Rooke 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd15
3 96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder 4th 4th 5th 8th14
4 11 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE 7th 3rd 3rd 13th13
5 9 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug Glenn Haug 11th 5th 9th 4th12
6 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 6th 6th 8th 9th11
7 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 15th 7th 4th 5th10
8 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Bard Holmen 10th 10th 11th 3rd 9
9 66 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik 3rd 8th 15th 10th8
10 55 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily Gryazin Sports Racing Technologies 8th 11th 12th 6th7
11 12 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Michalak Anders Michalak 5th DNF 6th 14th6
12 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion 12th 9th 7th 15th5
13 26 Flag of Sweden.svg Jessica Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 9th 14th 10th 12th4
14 19 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 14th 12th 14th 7th3
15 51 Flag of Sweden.svg Sandra Hultgren Sandra Hultgren 13th 13th 13th 11th2

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 4:36.0916
2 96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder +2.1475
3 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson +3.9874
4 66 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik +4.2293
5 9 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug Glenn Haug +5.4962
6 12 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Michalak Anders MichalakDNF1
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Rooke Dan Rooke 4:39.4836
2 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Bard Holmen +0.3985
3 11 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik +1.3184
4 11 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE +1.7743
5 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion +3.0602
6 55 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily Gryazin Sports Racing Technologies +3.7541

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 13 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 4:37.0808
2 40 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Rooke Dan Rooke +1.0985
3 56 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Holmen Bard Holmen +1.6914
4 96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder +2.3793
5 69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik +3.3682
6 52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson +4.6421

Standings after the event

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References

  1. "Solberg triumphs at Lydden Hill". FIA World Rallycross. FIA World Rallycross. 28 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. Ridge, Hal (17 February 2017). "BTCC driver Jordan gets World Rallycross drive for Lydden Hill". Autosport . Retrieved 5 July 2017.
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