FIA World Rallycross Championship

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FIA World Rallycross Championship
Fia-world-rallycross-championship logo.jpg
CategorySupercars
Country International
Inaugural season 2014
Tire suppliers Cooper
Drivers' champion Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
Makes' champion Flag of Sweden.svg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Official website www.fiaworldrallycross.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The FIA World Rallycross Championship (official abbreviation is WRX) is a rallycross series organised by the FIA in conjunction with series promoters 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: [1]

Categories

Two classes are currently run, Supercar and RX2. An electric category was planned to be introduced in 2020 [2] [3] , but it was announced on 16th August 2018 that the introduction of a fully electric Championship would be delayed until 2021 [4] to allow manufacturers more time to submit an interest to join following the rules change.

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 2018 World RX of Barcelona.

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 Germany.svg Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg Flag of Sweden.svg SDRX 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
SeasonRX Lites/RX2 Champions
DriverTeamCar
2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg Olsbergs MSE Flag of Sweden.svg OMSE RX Lite Car
2015 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Flag of Sweden.svg Hansen Junior Team Flag of Sweden.svg OMSE RX Lite Car
2016 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Flag of Sweden.svg OMSE RX Lite Car
2017 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Flag of Sweden.svg OMSE RX2 Car
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Flag of Sweden.svg OMSE RX2 Car Flag of Sweden.svg 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 Ekström Mattias Ekström (EKS) (30943642570).jpg
2016 champion Mattias Ekström
Johan Kristoffersson, champion of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, holds the record of most points scored in a season. 2017 World RX of Latvia 014.jpg
Johan Kristoffersson, champion of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, holds the record of most points scored in a season.
L-R: Reinis Nitišs, Andreas Bakkerud, Toomas Heikkinen and Ekström. They have all won events in the top class. Reinis Nitiss, Andreas Bakkerud, Toomas Heikkinen (EKS), Mattias Ekström (EKS) (29411847274).jpg
L-R: Reinis Nitišs, Andreas Bakkerud, Toomas Heikkinen and Ekström. They have all won events in the top class.

Key

Driver is a World Champion
BoldDriver has competed in the 2018 season
WinsDriverFirst winLast win
20 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson 2015 World RX of Portugal 2018 World RX of South Africa
10 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 2014 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Great Britain
Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström 2014 World RX of Sweden 2017 World RX of Germany
6 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain 2016 World RX of Argentina
5 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy 2016 World RX of Canada
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


Event podiums by driver

PodiumsDriver
30 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
29 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
24 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
22 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
17 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb

Event wins by car

WinsCar
24 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo
10 Flag of Germany.svg Audi S1
9 Flag of France.svg Citroën DS3
Flag of France.svg Peugeot 208
5 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Fiesta
3 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Focus
1 Flag of Germany.svg Audi A1

See also

References

  1. http://www.rallycrossrx.com/race_format Race Format
  2. https://www.autosport.com/wrx/news/131080/world-rallycross-to-introduce-electric-cars
  3. https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/news/world-rallycross-set-to-add-electric-cars-in-future-937612/
  4. https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx/news/world-rallycross-delays-electric-switch-until-2021/3159404/?nrt=210 "World Rallycross delays electric switch until 2021"], Motorsport.com, 16/08/18
  5. Scammell, David (2 July 2015). "DiRT Rally partners with FIA World Rallycross Championship for World RX update". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 5 July 2015.