FIA World Rallycross Championship

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FIA World Rallycross Championship
World Rallycross Championship 2021 Logo.svg
Category Rallycross
CountryInternational
Inaugural season 2014
Tire suppliers Cooper
Drivers' champion Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Teams' champion Flag of Sweden.svg KYB Team JC
Official website www.fiaworldrallycross.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The FIA World Rallycross Championship (official abbreviation is World RX) is a rallycross series organised by the FIA in conjunction with series promoters Rallycross Promoter GmbH, founded by Red Bull and KW25 [1] (From 2014 until 2020 with IMG Motorsport).

Contents

Format

Regular lap vs. Joker lap (2016 World RX of Norway) Toomas Heikkinen (Audi S1 EKS RX quattro) (27527547322).jpg
Regular lap vs. Joker lap (2016 World RX of Norway)
Cars line up on the grid before a Semi-Final Startaufstellung (17432953592).jpg
Cars line up on the grid before a Semi-Final
Semi-Final 2 at the 2016 World RX of Portugal 156651 Heikkinen01Por16TW245 (26391919632).jpg
Semi-Final 2 at the 2016 World RX of Portugal

The series currently consists of 12 two-day events driven on closed circuits with mixed surface (mostly asphalt and gravel). Each event consists of: [2]

Categories

Two classes are currently run, Supercar and RX2. An electric category was planned to be introduced in 2020, [3] [4] but it was announced on 16 August 2018 that the introduction of a fully electric Championship would be delayed until 2021 [5] to allow manufacturers more time to submit an interest to join following the rules change. The eRX2 was announced on August 1, 2020 to be replacing the RX2 category for the 2021 season. [6]

The Projekt E electric rallycross car Projekt E Rallycross Presentation 1.jpg
The Projekt E electric rallycross car

A new electric rallycross car, Projekt E, was revealed in September 2019 at the Riga Motor Museum in Latvia. [7]

Points system

World Championship points are scored as follows:

Points ScalePosition
1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th13th14th15th16th
Heats16151413121110987654321
Semi-Finals654321
Final854321

Drivers

Events

Results

Records correct up to and including the 2020 World RX of Spain.

Champions

SeasonChampionship for DriversChampionship for Teams
DriverTeamCarTeamCar
2014 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Flag of France.svg Citroën DS3 Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE Flag of the United States.svg Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Flag of Sweden.svg S D RX Flag of France.svg Citroën DS3 Flag of Sweden.svg Team Peugeot-Hansen Flag of France.svg Peugeot 208
2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström Flag of Sweden.svg EKS RX Flag of Germany.svg Audi S1 Flag of Sweden.svg EKS RX Flag of Germany.svg Audi S1
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo GTI Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo GTI
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo R Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo R
2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Flag of Sweden.svg Team Hansen MJP Flag of France.svg Peugeot 208 Flag of Sweden.svg Team Hansen MJP Flag of France.svg Peugeot 208
2020 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristofferson Flag of Sweden.svg Volkswagen RX Sweden Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo Flag of Sweden.svg KYB Team JC Flag of Germany.svg Audi S1


SeasonRX Lites/RX2 Champions
DriverTeamCar
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE OMSE RX Lite Car
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Flag of Sweden.svg Hansen Junior Team OMSE RX Lite Car
2016 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond OMSE RX Lite Car
2017 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond OMSE RX2 Car
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg OMSE RX2 Car OMSE RX2 Car
2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE OMSE RX2 Car
2020 Flag of Norway.svg Henrik Krogstad Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE OMSE RX2 Car

Statistics

Event wins by driver

The drivers champion of the first two seasons, Petter Solberg WRX 2014 Italy Petter Solberg 001.jpg
The drivers champion of the first two seasons, Petter Solberg
2016 champion Mattias Ekstrom Mattias Ekstrom (EKS) (30943642570).jpg
2016 champion Mattias Ekström
2017-2018 and 2020 champion Johan Kristoffersson World RX Montalegre 2018 - 75.jpg
2017-2018 and 2020 champion Johan Kristoffersson


Key

Driver is a World Champion
BoldDriver has competed in the 2020 season
WinsDriverFirst winLast win
24 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson 2015 World RX of Portugal 2020 World RX of Spain
12 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström 2014 World RX of Sweden 2020 World RX of Latvia
10 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 2014 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Great Britain
Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy 2020 World RX of Spain
7 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain 2019 World RX of Canada
3 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm 2019 World RX of Norway 2020 World RX of Finland
2 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney 2015 World RX of Germany 2015 World RX of Canada
Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen 2014 World RX of Belgium 2015 World RX of Belgium
Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb 2016 World RX of Latvia 2018 World RX of Belgium
1 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen 2019 World RX of Abu Dhabi 2019 World RX of Abu Dhabi
Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs 2014 World RX of Norway 2014 World RX of Norway
Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust 2014 World RX of Finland 2014 World RX of Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson 2015 World RX of Argentina 2015 World RX of Argentina
Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson 2016 World RX of Germany 2016 World RX of Germany
Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov 2019 World RX of Belgium 2019 World RX of Belgium
Flag of Sweden.svg Sebastian Eriksson 2019 World RX of Sweden 2019 World RX of Sweden

Event podiums by driver

PodiumsDriver
36 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
32 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
30 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
26 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
17 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
8 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen
Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs
7 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen
6 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson
5 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov
4 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm
Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund
3 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney
2 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block
Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust
Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson
Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis
Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran
Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg
Flag of France.svg Jerome Grosset-Janin
Flag of Finland.svg Joni Wiman
Flag of Sweden.svg Richard Göransson
Flag of Finland.svg Juha Rytkönen
Flag of Sweden.svg Sebastian Eriksson

Event wins by car

WinsCar
28 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo
15 Flag of France.svg Peugeot 208
13 Flag of Germany.svg Audi S1
9 Flag of France.svg Citroën DS3
6 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Fiesta
4 Flag of South Korea.svg Hyundai i20
3 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Focus
1 Flag of Germany.svg Audi A1

Event wins by manufacturer

WinsManufacture
28 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen
15 Flag of France.svg Peugeot
14 Flag of Germany.svg Audi
9 Flag of France.svg Citroën
Flag of the United States.svg Ford
4 Flag of South Korea.svg Hyundai

See also

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