2017 World RX of Portugal

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2017 World RX of Portugal
Round 2 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 22–23 April 2017
Location Montalegre, Vila Real
Venue Pista Automóvel de Montalegre
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Final
First Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Second Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Third Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden

The 2017 World RX of Portugal was the second round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Montalegre, Vila Real.

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.

Montalegre Municipality in Norte, Portugal

Montalegre is a municipality in northern Portugal, located in the district of Vila Real, along the border with Spain. The population in 2011 was 10,537, in an area of 805.46 km².

Contents

Supercar

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden drivers Johan Kristoffersson (pictured) and Petter Solberg dominated the heats 395 - Johan KRISTOFFERSSON - RX Portugal.jpg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden drivers Johan Kristoffersson (pictured) and Petter Solberg dominated the heats
Timur Timerzyanov of STARD and Kevin Eriksson of World RX Team Austria World RX of Portugal in 2017 - Kevin Eriksson.jpg
Timur Timerzyanov of STARD and Kevin Eriksson of World RX Team Austria
The start of Heat 3 Race 4 featuring Ekstrom, Kevin Hansen, Nitiss, Scheider and Gronholm Mattias Ekstrom (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro) (33832807190).jpg
The start of Heat 3 Race 4 featuring Ekström, Kevin Hansen, Nitišs, Scheider and Grönholm
Gregoire Demoustier showed signs of improvement following his debut in the previous event World RX of Portugal in 2017 - Gregoire Demoustier 04.jpg
Grégoire Demoustier showed signs of improvement following his debut in the previous event
Defending champion Ekstrom made it two wins from as many starts in the 2017 season, beating Loeb (left) and Kristoffersson Sebastien Loeb, Mattias Ekstrom (EKS), Johan Kristoffersson (33383990924).jpg
Defending champion Ekström made it two wins from as many starts in the 2017 season, beating Loeb (left) and Kristoffersson

Heats

Pos.No. Driver Team CarQ1Q2Q3Q4 Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd16
2 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 5th 6th 2nd 6th15
3 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 1st 1st 21st 12th14
4 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 3rd 5th 19th 3rd13
5 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 14th 8th 3rd 5th12
6 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 4th 11th 7th 8th11
7 71 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 7th 7th 8th 10th10
8 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 9th 13th 4th 9th9
9 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 11th 4th 5th 15th8
10 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 21st 20th 6th 1st7
11 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 17th 12th 9th 4th6
12 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 8th 15th 13th 7th5
13 68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 13th 10th 10th 11th4
14 96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 6th 3rd 22nd 14th3
15 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 12th 9th 12th 13th2
16 100 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Wilks LOCO Energy World RX Volkswagen Polo 10th 17th 11th 17th1
17 87 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg DA Racing Peugeot 208 15th 16th 15th 16th
18 77 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 18th 14th 14th 19th
19 69 Flag of Poland.svg Martin Kaczmarski Martin Kaczmarski Ford Fiesta 16th 19th 16th 18th
20 10 Flag of Hungary.svg "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 19th 18th 17th 20th
21 66 Flag of France.svg Grégoire Demoustier DA Racing Peugeot 208 20th 21st 18th 21st
22 41 Flag of Portugal.svg Joaquim Santos Bompiso Racing Team Ford Focus 22nd 22nd 20th 22nd

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 3:57.3776
2 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +1.4385
3 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX +3.8814
4 71 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +5.6313
5 43 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division +6.0022
6 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD +7.1891
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX 3:58.5436
2 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +0.7395
3 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.9374
4 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +4.7873
5 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD +48.9712
6 13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division DNF1

Final

Pos.No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX 3:59.3458
2 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +0.5675
3 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +0.9094
4 21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.7293
5 15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX +2.5902
6 11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +31.1431

Standings after the event

Pos DriverPts Gap
1 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström 58
2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson 44 +14
3 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 42 +16
4 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 30 +28
5 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider 28 +30

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References

  1. "Results - 2017 World RX of Portugal". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
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