2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship

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The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the fifth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallycross.

Contents

Johan Kristoffersson won the Drivers' Championship for the second season running during the World RX of the United States. [1]

Calendar

The 2018 championship was contested over twelve rounds in Europe, Africa and North America.

Rnd.EventDatesVenueClassWinnerTeamReport
1 Flag of Spain.svg World RX of Barcelona 14–16 April Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
2 Flag of Portugal.svg World RX of Portugal 28–29 April Pista Automóvel de Montalegre, Montalegre Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
3 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg World RX of Belgium 12–13 May Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet, Mettet Supercar Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total Report
RX2 Flag of Norway.svg Ben-Philip Gundersen Flag of Sweden.svg JC Raceteknik
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg World RX of Great Britain 25–27 May Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
RX2 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE
5 Flag of Norway.svg World RX of Norway 9–10 June Lånkebanen, Hell Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
RX2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE
6 Flag of Sweden.svg World RX of Sweden 30 June–1 July Höljesbanan, Höljes Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
RX2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE
7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg World RX of Canada 4–5 August Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
RX2 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE
8 Flag of France.svg World RX of France 1–2 September Circuit de Lohéac, Lohéac Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
RX2 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE
9 Flag of Latvia.svg World RX of Latvia 15–16 September Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze, Riga Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
10 Flag of the United States.svg World RX of the United States 29–30 September Circuit of the Americas, Austin Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
11 Flag of Germany.svg World RX of Germany 13–14 October Estering, Buxtehude Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
12 Flag of South Africa.svg World RX of South Africa 24–25 November Killarney Motor Racing Complex, Cape Town Supercar Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Report
RX2 Flag of Norway.svg Ben-Philip Gundersen Flag of Sweden.svg JC Raceteknik

Calendar changes

Entries

The permanent entrants of the 2018 Supercar season World RX - 2018 - RD1 Barcelona (41435914522).jpg
The permanent entrants of the 2018 Supercar season
Johan Kristoffersson won his second successive Drivers' Championship Johan Kristoffersson World RX of Portugal 2018 001.jpg
Johan Kristoffersson won his second successive Drivers' Championship
Andreas Bakkerud left the departing Hoonigan Racing Division to join Mattias Ekstrom's EKS RX 2018 World RX - RD2 Portugal DSC6113 (39955188220).jpg
Andreas Bakkerud left the departing Hoonigan Racing Division to join Mattias Ekström's EKS RX
GC Kompetition entered the championship, fielding two Renault Meganes built by Prodrive 2018 World RX - RD2 Portugal DSC6226 (41045176294) (cropped).jpg
GC Kompetition entered the championship, fielding two Renault Méganes built by Prodrive
GRX Taneco also entered, using two ex-WRC Hyundai i20's World RX - 2018 - RD1 Barcelona (27553845418) (cropped).jpg
GRX Taneco also entered, using two ex-WRC Hyundai i20's

Supercar

Factory Teams
ConstructorEntrantCarNo.DriversRounds
Audi Flag of Sweden.svg EKS Audi Sport [5] Audi S1 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström All
13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud [6] All
51 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller 9
Peugeot Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total [7] Peugeot 208 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb All
21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen All
71 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen All
Volkswagen Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden [8] Volkswagen Polo R 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson All
11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg All
Privateers / satellites
ConstructorEntrantCarNo.DriversRounds
Audi Flag of Hungary.svg Kárai Motorsport Egyesület [9] Audi A1 102 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Kárai 4
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Comtoyou Racing [10] Audi S1 67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval 3
BMW Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Bennett BMW MINI Cooper 42 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Bennett 1-2, 4-6, 8-9, 11-12
Citroën Flag of Portugal.svg Mário Barbosa Citroën DS3 75 Flag of Portugal.svg Mário Barbosa 2
Flag of France.svg Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier 84 Flag of France.svg "Knapick" 1, 4, 8
Ford Flag of Austria.svg Team STARD [11] Ford Fiesta 6 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis All
58 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Qinghua Ma [9] 4
60 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala [12] 5
Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan 2 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan 8
Flag of Austria.svg MJP Racing Team Austria [12] [13] 31 Flag of Austria.svg Max Pucher 5
32 Flag of Austria.svg Alexander Wurz 5, 9
57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen 8-9
177 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan 4, 8
Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE [14] Ford Fiesta ST 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson All
96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson All
Flag of Portugal.svg Bompiso Racing Team Ford Focus 41 Flag of Portugal.svg Joaquim Santos 2
Hyundai Flag of Finland.svg GRX Taneco Team [15] Hyundai i20 7 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov All
68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm All
Peugeot Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Racing [16] Peugeot 208 66 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Grégoire Demoustier 1 [17] All
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Higgins [9] 134 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mark Higgins 4
Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney 17 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney 8
Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Anne 29 Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Anne 8
Flag of France.svg Gaëten Serazin 62 Flag of France.svg Gaëten Serzain 8
Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond 113 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond 11
Renault Flag of France.svg GC Kompetition [18] Renault Mégane R.S. 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran 8-9, 11
36 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit All
74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin 1-7
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund 10-12
SEAT Flag of Germany.svg Münnich Motorsport [19] SEAT Ibiza 44 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider 6, 8-9, 12
77 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich 5, 11-12
Volkswagen Flag of Sweden.svg Marklund Motorsport [20] Volkswagen Polo 24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad 4-5, 8
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund 4-5
Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Larsen [12] 64 Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Larsen 5, 11

Drivers with a green background are ineligible to score points towards the Championship for Teams.

RX2

RX2 Teams
ConstructorEntrantCarNo.DriversRounds
OMSE Flag of Sweden.svg JC Raceteknik Olsbergs MSE RX2 2 Flag of Norway.svg Ben-Philip GundersenAll
6 Flag of Sweden.svg William NilssonAll
69 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre EvjenAll
77 Flag of Norway.svg Henrik KrogstadAll
90 Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmie Walfridson4
91 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonathan Walfridsson4
99 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Höglund3-4
Flag of Finland.svg Set Promotion 8 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen1-6
22 Flag of Finland.svg Sami-Matti Trogen2-7
65 Flag of Finland.svg Jami KalliomäkiAll
59 Flag of South Africa.svg Ashley Haigh-Smith7
Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug9 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug1-4
Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Jonsson10 Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Jonsson4
Flag of Sweden.svg Mats Oskarsson11 Flag of Sweden.svg Mats Oskarsson4
Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Michalak12 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders MichalakAll
Flag of Sweden.svg Hampus Rådström17 Flag of Sweden.svg Hampus Rådström4
Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE 16 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver ErikssonAll
18 Flag of Sweden.svg Linus Östlund4
53 Flag of the United States.svg Cole KeattsAll
96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De RidderAll
Flag of Sweden.svg Team Faren 21 Flag of the United States.svg Conner MartellAll
50 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nathan HeathcoteAll
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels23 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels1
Flag of Norway.svg Petter Leirhol27 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Leirhol4
Flag of the United States.svg Christian Brooks44 Flag of the United States.svg Christian Brooks4
Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson52 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson1-4, 6-7
Flag of Latvia.svg Sport Racing Technologies55 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily GryazinAll
75 Flag of Latvia.svg Edijs Oss6
15 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs7
Flag of Spain.svg Albert Llovera 66 Flag of Spain.svg Albert Llovera 21-6
Flag of Sweden.svg Santosh Berggren68 Flag of Sweden.svg Santosh Berggren4
Flag of Sweden.svg Johnny Andersson86 Flag of Sweden.svg Johnny Andersson4
Flag of Norway.svg Stein Frederic-Akre98 Flag of Norway.svg Stein Frederic-Akre4

2 Despite having been born in Andorra, Albert Llovera is recognised by the RX2 International Series and by extension, the FIA World Rallycross Championship as a Spanish driver for the duration of the 2018 season. [22] [23]

Team changes

Driver changes

Results and standings

World Championship points are scored as follows:

Position
Round1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th13th14th15th16th
Heats16151413121110987654321
Semi-Finals654321
Final854321

FIA World Rallycross Championship for Drivers

Pos.Driver BAR
Flag of Spain.svg
POR
Flag of Portugal.svg
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NOR
Flag of Norway.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
FRA
Flag of France.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
USA
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
RSA
Flag of South Africa.svg
Points
1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson 115111111111341
2 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström 6a74426442522248
3 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 346262728337237
4 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb 221389363483229
5 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 532737537255b227
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen 763854255b6b76192
7 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm 41011571181148413146
8 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen 138964597b6764145
9 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis 81110141210613141111998
10 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov 10128122181191113201186
11 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit 125101515141512109131268
12 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin 111414101431347
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson 149169913b10b10b1610101438
14 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund 171112b9835
15 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson 913713101212b17b1714121534
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran 8121919
17 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad 11131614
18 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider 1725131013
19 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller 910
20 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen 14155
21 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval 134
22 Flag of Norway.svg Kjetil Larsen 19143
23 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan 20152
24 Flag of Germany.svg René Münnich 1716162
25 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka Rajala 161
26 Flag of the Isle of Man.svg Mark Higgins 161
27 Flag of France.svg "Knapick" 1722230
28 Flag of Portugal.svg Joaquim Santos 170
29 Flag of Austria.svg Alexander Wurz 18180
30 Flag of Portugal.svg Mário Barbosa 180
31 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond 180
32 Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Kárai 190
33 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney 200
34 Flag of France.svg Gaëten Serzain 210
35 Flag of Ireland.svg Oliver O'Donovan 220
36 Flag of Austria.svg Max Pucher 230
37 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Qinghua Ma 230
38 Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Anne 240
39 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Bennett 151621201518201518c-3
40 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Grégoire Demoustier 161515182216141919151717b-4
Pos.Driver BAR
Flag of Spain.svg
POR
Flag of Portugal.svg
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NOR
Flag of Norway.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
FRA
Flag of France.svg
LAT
Flag of Latvia.svg
USA
Flag of the United States.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
RSA
Flag of South Africa.svg
Points
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenPoints finish
BlueNon-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
PurpleRetired (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

aEkström received no points from the final as he was disqualified after crashing into Solberg.
bLoss of fifteen championship points – stewards' decision
cLoss of ten championship points – stewards' decision

FIA World Rallycross Championship for Teams

Pos.TeamNo.DriversPoints
1 Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson 568
11 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
2 Flag of Sweden.svg EKS Audi Sport 5 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström 485
13 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
3 Flag of France.svg Team Peugeot Total 9 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb 421
21 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
4 Flag of Finland.svg GRX Taneco Team 28 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov 232
68 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm
5 Flag of France.svg GC Kompetition 33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran 152
36 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit
74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE 4 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson 72
96 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson

RX2 International Series

(key)

Pos.Driver BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NOR
Flag of Norway.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
FRA
Flag of France.svg
RSA
Flag of South Africa.svg
Points
1 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson7124116175
2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De Ridder8711237156
3 Flag of Norway.svg Henrik Krogstad3832869121
4 Flag of Norway.svg Ben-Philip Gundersen110857111119
5 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily Gryazin565144103118
6 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen234221152106
7 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson4126798493
8 Flag of Finland.svg Jami Kalliomäki691011109883
9 Flag of the United States.svg Conner Martell1021217641080
10 Flag of Finland.svg Sami-Matti Trogen1191552579
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nathan Heathcote141711101371149
12 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen1113724121238
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Michalak134142114151333
14 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Olofsson1215153141432
15 Flag of the United States.svg Cole Keatts161416273131231
16 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn Haug95131825
17 Flag of the United States.svg Christian Brooks620
18 Flag of Sweden.svg Jimmie Walfridson814
19 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Höglund17913
20 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Leirhol126
21 Flag of Sweden.svg Linus Ostlund134
22 Flag of Spain.svg Albert Llovera 1716182915173
23 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Koen Pauwels152
24 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs 152
25 Flag of South Africa.svg Ashely Haigh-Smith161
26 Flag of Latvia.svg Edijs Oss161
27 Flag of Norway.svg Stein Frederic-Akre161
28 Flag of Sweden.svg Santosh Berggren190
29 Flag of Sweden.svg Mats Oskarsson200
30 Flag of Sweden.svg Hampus Rådström230
31 Flag of Sweden.svg Martin Jonsson250
32 Flag of Sweden.svg Johnny Anderson260
33 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonathan Walfridsson280
Pos.Driver BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
NOR
Flag of Norway.svg
SWE
Flag of Sweden.svg
CAN
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
FRA
Flag of France.svg
RSA
Flag of South Africa.svg
Points

See also

2018 in rallycross

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