FIA European Rallycross Championship

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FIA European Rallycross Championship
CategorySupercar, Super1600 and TouringCar
Country Europe
Inaugural season1976
Drivers' champion Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson
(Supercar)
Flag of Russia.svg Aydar Nuriev (Super1600)
Official website www.rallycrossrx.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The European Rallycross Championship (former abbreviation ERC, now Euro RX or ERX) is a rallycross competition held in Europe, organised under the auspices of the FIA.

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History

The predecessor championship began in 1973 as the Embassy/ERA European Rallycross Championship. In 1976 the FIA created regulations for rallycross, including Group 5 regulations for the cars, and awarded the first official European cup. For 1978 two classes became introduced, one class for Touring cars and one for Grand Touring cars, but the FIA European Cup was for the driver with the most scored points from both Divisions, Norwegian Martin Schanche. In 1979 Schanche claimed the first ever true FIA European Championship title.

In 1982 the FIA reorganized the classes into Division 1, for Group A but restricted to two-wheel drive, and Division 2 for the so-called Rallycross Specials, which allowed the use of four-wheel drive. The first European Champions under this new rules became Norwegian Egil Stenshagen and Austrian Franz Wurz (father of ex-Formula One driver Alexander Wurz).

After several major accidents, Group B cars were banned from the WRC at the end of 1986, but found their new home in the European Rallycross Championship in 1987. Division 1 continued to use only two-wheel drive touring cars, but the Division 2 received the exotic Group B machinery such as the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2, Ford RS200 E2, Lancia Delta S4, Audi Sport Quattro S1 or MG Metro 6R4, which continued to be prepared past their highest point of evolution in rallying.

Beginning in the 1993 season, the Group B cars disappeared and the four-wheel drive "specials" came into the era. Division 1 was now open to four-wheel drive cars, but using Group N regulations. Division 2 was based in Group A, but allowing several extra modifications such as changing to a different engine produced by the same manufacturer, adding a turbocharger or four-wheel drive. This allowed the creation of machines based on the Citroën Xantia, Peugeot 306 or Ford Escort RS2000. A third division was added, for two-wheel drive cars up to 1.4 litres, called 1400 Cup, but the title was recognized by the FIA only in 1995.

In 1997, the divisions were swapped, with Division 1 now becoming the primary class, with Group A-based cars, and Group N moving to Division 2. In 1999, Division 1 was allowed cars based on WRC and Supertouring regulations, but with the same set of freedoms as the Group A (adding turbochargers and four-wheel drive where needed). Division 2 kept Group N, but with a maximum displacement of 2.0 litres and only two-wheel drive. In 2001 the 1400 Cup's status was upgraded to Division 2A.

For 2003, the class format was revised once more, assuming the form that is currently used. Division 1 and Division 2 remain essentially identical, with 4WD turbocharged Group A "specials" and 2WD normally aspirated 2.0 litre Group N cars, respectively, but a new Division A1 was created to replace the 1400 Cup, with regular Group A cars up to 1.6 litres.

In 2013 the European Rallycross Championship was promoted for the first time by IMG Motorsports. Rebranded as RallycrossRX (brand is not in official use any longer) the championship underwent changes to the racing format.

In 2014, the FIA approved plans for championship to become a fully sanctioned FIA World Championship. Together with the creation of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), the European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX) was restructured into a five round championship Supercar series with races in Great Britain, Norway, Belgium, Germany and Italy, while all nine rounds of the World RX to be held in Europe count for the European titles of the Super1600 and TouringCar drivers. [1]

Champions

YearOverall
1976 1. Flag of Austria.svg Franz Wurz Lancia Stratos HF 2.4
2. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kees Teurlings Porsche 911 Carrera
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Rolf Nilsson Porsche 911 Carrera
1977 1. Flag of Austria.svg Herbert Grünsteidl Alpine A310 16V
Alpine A310 V6
2. Flag of Norway.svg Per Engseth Porsche 911 Carrera
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Stig Emilsson Porsche 911 Turbo
1978 1. Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche
(FIA European Cup winner)
Ford Escort RS1800
2. Flag of Austria.svg Andy Bentza
(GT Division winner)
Lancia Stratos HF 3.0
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Åke Andersson Porsche 911 Carrera
YearTC DivisionGT Division
1979 1. Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS1800 Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Porsche 911 Carrera
2. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan de Rooy Ford Escort RS1800 Flag of Norway.svg Per Engseth Porsche 911 Carrera
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Hultqvist VW 1303S Turbo Flag of Austria.svg Andy Bentza Lancia Stratos HF 3.0
1980 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Inge Walfridsson Volvo 343 Turbo Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Porsche 911 SC
2. Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS1800 Flag of Austria.svg Andy Bentza Lancia Stratos HF 3.0
3. Flag of Norway.svg Per Engseth Volvo 343 Turbo Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Porsche 911 SC
1981 1. Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS1800 Turbo Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Porsche 911 SC
2. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Dam BMW 320i Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Porsche 911 SC
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Inge Walfridsson Volvo 343/16 Turbo Flag of Austria.svg Andy Bentza Lancia Stratos HF 3.0
YearDivision 1Division 2
1982 1. Flag of Norway.svg Egil Stenshagen Volkswagen Golf GTi 1.6 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Wurz Audi Quattro
2. Flag of Norway.svg Svein Hagen Talbot Rallye 3 Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS1800 Turbo
3. Flag of Norway.svg Knut Boberg Volkswagen Golf GTi Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan de Rooy Audi Quattro
1983 1. Flag of Norway.svg Egil Stenshagen Volkswagen Golf GTi 1.8 Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Audi Quattro
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Lars Nyström Volvo 240 Turbo Flag of Sweden.svg Rolf Nilsson Porsche 911 SC
3. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Opel Ascona i2000 Flag of Finland.svg Seppo Niittymäki Porsche 911 BiTurbo
1984 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Norstedt Saab 900 Turbo Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort XR3 T16 4x4
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Lars Nyström Volvo 240 Turbo Flag of Finland.svg Seppo Niittymäki Porsche 911 BiTurbo 4x4
3. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Opel Ascona i2000 Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Audi Quattro
1985 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Norstedt Saab 900 Turbo Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Porsche 911 BiTurbo 4x4
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Lars Nyström Volvo 240 Turbo Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort XR3 Turbo 4x4
3. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Opel Ascona i2000 Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Audi Quattro
1986 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Norstedt Saab 900 Turbo Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Audi Quattro 20V
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Ove Davidsson Volvo 240 Turbo Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort XR3 T16 4x4
3. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Trevor Reeves Ford Escort RS Turbo Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Porsche 911 BiTurbo 4x4
1987 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Ove Davidsson Volvo 240 Turbo Flag of Finland.svg Seppo Niittymäki Peugeot 205 T16 E2
2. Flag of Austria.svg Herbert Breiteneder Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Lancia Delta S4
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Norstedt Saab 900 Turbo Flag of Sweden.svg Olle Arnesson Audi Sport Quattro S1
1988 1. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Peugeot 205 T16 E2
2. Flag of Austria.svg Herbert Breiteneder Volkswagen Golf GTi 16V Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford RS200 E2
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Norstedt Saab 900 Turbo 16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Gollop MG Metro 6R4
1989 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Peugeot 205 T16 E2
2. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford RS200 E2
3. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Trevor Reeves Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Gollop MG Metro 6R4
1990 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Finland.svg Matti Alamäki Peugeot 205 T16 E2
2. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford RS200 E2
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Bengt Ekström BMW M3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Gollop MG Metro 6R4
1991 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford RS200 E2
2. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Gollop MG Metro 6R4 BiTurbo
3. Flag of Norway.svg Steinar Jøranli Opel Kadett GSi 16V Flag of Norway.svg Thor Holm Ford RS200 E2
1992 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Will Gollop MG Metro 6R4 BiTurbo
2. Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Pat Doran Ford RS200 E2
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Michael Jernberg Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth Flag of Finland.svg Pekka Rantanen Ford RS200 E2
YearDivision 1Division 21400 Cup
1993 1. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Ford Escort RS Cosworth Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Pailler Citroën BX GTi T16 4x4 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tony Kuypers Citroën AX GT
Citroën AX Sport
2. Flag of Norway.svg Eivind Opland Nissan Sunny GTI-R Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën ZX T16 4x4 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Beck Citroën AX Sport
3. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Hutton Ford Escort RS Cosworth Flag of Sweden.svg Tommy Kristoffersson Audi Coupé S2 20V Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Novotný Citroën AX Sport
1994 1. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Richard Hutton Ford Escort RS Cosworth Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën ZX T16 4x4 Flag of Sweden.svg Susann Bergvall Citroën AX Sport
2. Flag of Germany.svg Bernd Leinemann Ford Escort RS Cosworth Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Beck Citroën AX Sport
3. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Ford Escort RS Cosworth Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Pailler Citroën Xantia T16 4x4 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Rudy Lauwers Peugeot 205 Rallye
1995 1. Flag of Norway.svg Eivind Opland Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ko Kasse Citroën AX GTi
2. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Kuypers Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën ZX T16 4x4 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Beck Citroën AX Sport
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Gunde Svan Toyota Celica GT-Four Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Pailler Citroën Xantia T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Novotný Citroën AX GTi
1996 1. Flag of Norway.svg Eivind Opland Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën ZX T16 4x4 Flag of Austria.svg Manfred Beck Citroën AX GTi
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Lasse Sällström Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ko Kasse Citroën AX GTi
3. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Kuypers Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Pailler Citroën Xantia T16 4x4 Flag of Germany.svg Sven Seeliger Citroën AX GTi
YearDivision 1Division 21400 Cup (Div. 2A)
1997 1. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of Norway.svg Eivind Opland Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kalný Peugeot 106 Rallye
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën ZX T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Koutný Ford Escort RS Cosworth Flag of Germany.svg Sven Seeliger Citroën AX GTi
3. Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of Sweden.svg Lasse Sällström Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vlastimil Boháček Peugeot 106 XSi
1998 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara VTS T16 4x4 Flag of Norway.svg Eivind Opland Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kalný Peugeot 106 Rallye
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Per Eklund Saab 900 T16 4x4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Kuypers Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Hansen Citroën AX GTi
3. Flag of Norway.svg Martin Schanche Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of Norway.svg Bjørn Skogstad Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jean-Michel Laurant Peugeot 106 XSi
1999 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Per Eklund Saab 9-3 T16 4x4 Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Hansen Citroën Xsara VTS Flag of Denmark.svg Johnny Jensen Citroën AX GTi
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara VTS T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kalný Peugeot 306 S16 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jean-Michel Laurant Peugeot 106 XSi
3. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Ford Escort RS2000 T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Novotný Citroën Xsara VTS Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Marchal Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V
2000 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara WRC Flag of France.svg Eddy Bénézet Peugeot 306 S16 Flag of Germany.svg Sven Seeliger Citroën AX GTi
2. Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Pailler Peugeot 206 WRC Flag of Finland.svg Jouko Kallio Honda Integra Type R Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Michaël De Keersmaecker Peugeot 106 XSi
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Per Eklund Saab 9-3 T16 4x4 Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Hansen Citroën Xsara VTS Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Marchal Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V
2001 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara WRC Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ronny Scheveneels Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V Flag of Germany.svg Sven Seeliger Citroën AX GTi
2. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Ford Focus WRC Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Hansen Citroën Xsara VTS Flag of Poland.svg Tomasz Oleksiak Peugeot 106 XSi
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Per Eklund Saab 9-3 T16 4x4 Flag of Norway.svg Guttorm Lindefjell Peugeot 306 S16 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Michaël De Keersmaecker Peugeot 106 XSi
2002 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara WRC Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marc-Jan Vlassak Opel Astra OPC Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Aleš Zázvorka Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Per Eklund Saab 9-3 T16 4x4 Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Hansen Citroën Xsara VTS Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Groblewski Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V
3. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Koutný Ford Focus WRC
Ford Escort WRC
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ronny Scheveneels Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Milan Peruth Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16V
YearDivision 1Division 1ADivision 2
2003 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kalný Peugeot 206 XS Flag of Norway.svg Guttorm Lindefjell Opel Astra OPC
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Per Eklund Saab 9-3 T16 4x4 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Groblewski Volkswagen Polo GTI Flag of Norway.svg Harald Sachweh Opel Astra OPC
3. Flag of France.svg Jean-Luc Pailler Peugeot 206 T16 4x4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Snoeck SEAT Ibiza 16V Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Pinomäki Renault Clio RS
2004 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara T16 4x4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Snoeck SEAT Ibiza 16V Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Pinomäki Renault Clio RS Ragnotti
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Michael Jernberg Ford Focus T16 4x4 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Groblewski Volkswagen Polo GTI Flag of Norway.svg Harald Sachweh Opel Astra OPC
3. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Kuypers Ford Focus T16 4x4 Flag of Poland.svg Marcin Laskowski Peugeot 106 S16 Flag of Sweden.svg Per Gustafsson Peugeot 206 RC
2005 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën Xsara T16 4x4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ron Snoeck SEAT Ibiza 16V Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Pinomäki Renault Clio RS Ragnotti
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Michael Jernberg Ford Focus T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kalný Peugeot 206 XSi Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Michaël De Keersmaecker Honda Civic Type R
3. Flag of Norway.svg Sverre Isachsen Ford Focus T16 4x4 Flag of Denmark.svg Morten Jespersen Peugeot 106 S16 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Nilsson Peugeot 206 RC
2006 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Lars Larsson Škoda Fabia T16 4x4 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Groblewski Volkswagen Polo GTI Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Častoral Opel Astra OPC
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën C4 T16 4x4 Flag of Denmark.svg Morten Jespersen Peugeot 106 S16 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Thörjesson Opel Astra OPC
3. Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad Ford Focus T16 4x4 Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Pinomäki Renault Clio 1.6 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Kotek Honda Civic Type R
2007 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Lars Larsson Škoda Fabia T16 4x4 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Michaël De Keersmaecker Opel Corsa GSi Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Kotek Honda Civic Type R
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën C4 T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kalný Peugeot 206 XS Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Častoral Opel Astra OPC
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Andréas Eriksson Ford Fiesta ST T16 4x4 Flag of France.svg Olivier Bossard Citroën Saxo VTS
Citroën C2 GT
Flag of Lithuania.svg Martynas Padgurskis Renault Clio RS
2008 1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën C4 T16 4x4 Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Pinomäki Renault Clio Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Kotek Honda Civic Type R
2. Flag of Norway.svg Ludvig Hunsbedt Volvo S40 T16 4x4 Flag of France.svg Olivier Bossard Citroën C2 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Častoral Opel Astra OPC
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Michael Jernberg Škoda Fabia Mk2 T16 4x4 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdeněk Čermák Škoda Fabia Mk1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ondřej Smetana Honda Civic Type R
2009 1. Flag of Norway.svg Sverre Isachsen Ford Focus ST T16 4x4 Flag of Norway.svg Mats Lysen Renault Clio Mk2 Flag of Norway.svg Knut Ove Børseth Ford Fiesta ST RWD
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Michael Jernberg Škoda Fabia Mk2 T16 4x4 Flag of Russia.svg Eduard Leganov Volkswagen Polo Mk4 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jos Sterkens Ford Focus ST RWD
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën C4 T16 4x4 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Renault Clio Mk2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guino Kenis BMW 120
2010 1. Flag of Norway.svg Sverre Isachsen Ford Focus ST T16 4x4 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Renault Clio Mk2 Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill Ford Fiesta Mk7 RWD
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Kenneth Hansen Citroën C4 T16 4x4 Flag of Russia.svg Ildar Rakhmatullin Renault Clio Mk2 Flag of Norway.svg Knut Ove Børseth Ford Fiesta Mk7 RWD
3. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran Citroën C4 T16 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Peugeot 206/Renault Clio Flag of Norway.svg Ole Kristian Nøttveit Citroën Xsara RWD/Mazda RX-8
YearSupercarSuper1600TouringCar
2011 1. Flag of Norway.svg Sverre Isachsen Ford Focus T16 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Renault Clio Flag of Norway.svg Lars Øivind Enerberg Ford Fiesta ST RWD
2. Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust Ford Fiesta T16 Flag of Denmark.svg Ulrik Linnemann Peugeot 207 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Častoral Opel Astra OPC RWD
3. Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Citroën C4 T16 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Skorupski Volkswagen Polo Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill Ford Fiesta RWD
2012 1. Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Citroën DS3 T16 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Renault Twingo Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Ford Fiesta RWD
2. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran Citroën DS3 T16 Flag of Poland.svg Krzysztof Skorupski Volkswagen Polo Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill Ford Fiesta RWD
3. Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust Ford Fiesta T16 Flag of Finland.svg Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme Renault Clio Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Častoral Opel Astra OPC RWD
2013 1. Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov Citroën DS3 T16 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Renault Clio Flag of Ireland.svg Derek Tohill Ford Fiesta RWD
2. Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney Citroën C4 T16 Flag of Russia.svg Ildar Rakhmatullin Renault Twingo Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Škoda Fabia RWD
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Citroën DS3 T16 Flag of Denmark.svg Ulrik Linnemann Peugeot 207 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Roman Častoral Opel Astra G RWD
2014
1. Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Audi A1 Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Zagumennov Škoda Fabia Flag of Sweden.svg Daniel Lundh Volvo C30 RWD
2. Flag of Norway.svg Henning Solberg Saab 9-3/Citroën DS3 Flag of Russia.svg Nikita Misiulia Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg Torleif Lona Ford Fiesta RWD
3. Flag of Sweden.svg Pontus Tidemand Audi S1 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis Renault Twingo Flag of Norway.svg Anders Bråten Ford Fiesta RWD
2015
1. Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad Volkswagen Polo Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis Renault Twingo Flag of Sweden.svg Fredrik Salsten Citroën DS3 RWD
2. Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Peugeot 208 Flag of Denmark.svg Ulrik Linnemann Peugeot 208 Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik Magnussen Ford Fiesta RWD
3. Flag of Norway.svg Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Polo Flag of Hungary.svg Krisztián Szabó Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg David Nordgård Ford Fiesta RWD
2016
1. Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Peugeot 208 Flag of Hungary.svg Krisztián Szabó Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg Ben-Philip Gundersen Ford Fiesta RWD
2. Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin Peugeot 208 Flag of Denmark.svg Ulrik Linnemann Peugeot 208 Flag of Sweden.svg Magda Andersson Ford Fiesta RWD
3. Flag of Norway.svg Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Polo Flag of Lithuania.svg Kasparas Navickas Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik Magnussen Ford Fiesta RWD
2017
1. Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Volkswagen Polo Flag of Hungary.svg Krisztián Szabó Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg Lars Øivind Enerberg Ford Fiesta RWD
2. Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson Ford Fiesta Flag of Latvia.svg Artis Baumanis Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg Anders Nymoen Bråten Ford Fiesta RWD
3. Flag of Hungary.svg Tamás Pál Kiss Peugeot 208 Flag of Finland.svg Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme Renault Twingo Flag of Sweden.svg Philip Gehrman Ford Fiesta RWD
2018
1. Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs Ford Fiesta Flag of Lithuania.svg Rokas Baciuška Audi A1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Steve Volders Ford Fiesta RWD
2. Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund Volkswagen Polo Flag of Russia.svg Aydar Nuriev Škoda Fabia Flag of Norway.svg Fredrik Magnussen Ford Fiesta RWD
3. Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Peugeot 208 Flag of Latvia.svg Artis Baumanis Audi A1 Flag of Norway.svg Daniel Holten Ford Fiesta RWD
2019
1. Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson Audi S1 Flag of Russia.svg Aydar Nuriev Audi A1s
2. Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Peugeot 208 Flag of Hungary.svg Gergely Márton Audi A1s
3. Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson Volkswagen Polo Flag of Russia.svg Artur Egorov Audi A1s
2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. [2]

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The Citroën Xsara WRC is a World Rally Car built for the Citroën World Rally Team by Citroën Racing to compete in the World Rally Championship. It is based upon the Citroën Xsara road car. The car was introduced for the 2001 World Rally Championship season and has taken first three of nine drivers' titles for Sébastien Loeb, as well as the manufacturers' title in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

Tommy Rustad

Tommy Rustad is a Norwegian auto racing driver. He currently drives in the FIA European Rallycross Championship and occasionally in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Tommy is the son of former well known Norwegian racer Ola Rustad.

The FIA World Rally Championship-2 or WRC-2, is a companion rally series to the World Rally Championship, and is driven on the same stages. WRC-2 is limited to production-based cars homologated under the Super 2000, N4, R5 rules. The series began in 2010 and split the Production World Rally Championship (P-WRC), which was previously open to both Super 2000 and Group N4 cars, into two separate competitions, both of which received their own FIA titles. There was also a World Rally Championship Cup for Teams within the S-WRC but this was discontinued after 2010. From 2013, WRC-2 replaced S-WRC.

Kevin Abbring Dutch rally driver

Kevin Abbring is a Dutch rally driver. His father, Edwin Abbring, is also a well-known former rally driver.

Group R FIA racing car classification for production-derived cars

In relation to motorsport governed by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, Group R refers to a set of regulations providing production-derived vehicles for rally competition. The Group R regulations were created in 2008 as a gradual replacement for Group A and Group N rally cars. To comply with Group R regulations, a car must be homologated in Group A and receive one or more VR extensions. Each VR extension is a set of homologated parts and modifications, designed and sold by the manufacturer. As part of its structure, the Group R regulations have a provision for GT cars, known as R-GT.

Pontus Tidemand Swedish rally driver

Pontus Johan Tidemand is a Swedish rally and rallycross driver. He is the 2017 WRC-2 champion and a previous M-Sport and Škoda Motorsport driver.

The FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup was a sub-section of the World Rally Championship from 1993 to 1999. It involved mostly 1,600 cc (97.6 cu in) or 2,000 cc (122.0 cu in), naturally aspirated, front wheel drive cars. The series was discontinued due to high costs, and the new Super 2000 class was amalgamated into the Production World Rally Championship, whilst the 1600cc cars were generally modified for usage in the Super 1600 class, which formed the basis of the Junior World Rally Championship in 2001. The most successful manufacturer was SEAT, who won the title three times in a row with their SEAT Ibiza Kit Car.

Chris Ingram (rally driver)

Chris Ingram is a British rally driver. In 2019, Ingram became the first British driver to win the European Rally Championship (2019) in 52 years since Vic Elford.

Timmy Hansen Swedish racing driver

Kenneth Timmy Hansen is a rallycross driver from Sweden. He is currently world champion in the FIA World Rallycross Championship Rallycross category, driving for Team Peugeot-Hansen. His father is the 14-times European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen, his mother the 1994 ERA European Cup winner Susann Hansen, and his brother rallycross driver Kevin Hansen.

Hansen Motorsport

Hansen Motorsport, which competed under the title Team Peugeot-Hansen as Peugeot's official partner in the motorsport of rallycross, is an auto racing team founded by Swedish racing driver Kenneth Hansen in 1990. The team has been competing in rallycross since its creation. Hansen Motorsport used Citroën cars exclusively from 1993 and switched to Peugeot in 2014. Hansen Motorsport ran Peugeot's entry in the World Rallycross Championship from 2014 to 2017.

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.

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.

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.

The 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the sixth 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.

References

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