FIA World Rallycross Championship

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FIA World Rallycross Championship
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CategorySupercars
CountryInternational
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
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The FIA World Rallycross Championship (official abbreviation is World RX) is a rallycross series organised by the FIA in conjunction with series promoters IMG Motorsport.

Rallycross form of sprint style automobile racing

Rallycross is a form of sprint style automobile racing, held on a closed mixed-surface racing circuit, with modified production or specially built road cars, similar to the World Rally Cars. It is mainly popular in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Great Britain. An inexpensive, entry level type of rallycross is the Swedish folkrace or its Norwegian counterpart, the so-called bilcross. The folkrace is most popular in Finland where it was founded back in late 60's. In Europe, rallycross can also refer to racing 1:8 scale off-road radio-controlled buggies.

Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile international sport governing body

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile is an association established on 20 June 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users. To the general public, the FIA is mostly known as the governing body for many auto racing events. The FIA also promotes road safety around the world.

IMG (company) talent and event management company headquartered in New York City

IMG, originally known as the International Management Group, is a global sports, other events and talent management company headquartered in New York City. It has been owned by William Morris Endeavor and Silver Lake Partners since 2013. Trans World International (TWI) is the event company of IMG.

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)
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Cars line up on the grid before a Semi-Final
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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 16 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.

Electric car automobile propelled by an electric motor using energy stored in rechargeable batteries

An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in rechargeable batteries. The first practical electric cars were produced in the 1880s. Electric cars were popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century, until advances in internal combustion engines, electric starters in particular, and mass production of cheaper gasoline vehicles led to a decline in the use of electric drive vehicles.

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. [5]

Riga Motor Museum Transportation museum in Riga, Latvia

Riga Motor Museum is the biggest antique vehicle museum in the Baltic countries, located in Riga, Latvia. The museum is a state agency operating under the Republic of Latvia Ministry of Transport. Since 1992, the museum is a member of International Association of Transport and Communication Museums (IATM–ICOM), since 1994 a member of Latvian Museum Association, since 2002 – a member of Latvian Transport Development and Education Association. The museum is located at 6 Sergeja Eizenšteina Street in the Mežciems neighbourhood of Riga. The museum also features a café and a sports club.

Latvia Republic in Northeastern Europe

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Since its independence, Latvia has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, and shares a maritime border with Sweden to the west. Latvia has 1,957,200 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

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 2019 World RX of Barcelona-Catalunya.

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 Ekstrom Mattias Ekstrom (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.

Key

Driver is a World Champion
BoldDriver has competed in the 2019 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
9 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy 2019 world RX of Latvia
7 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain 2019 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
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 2014 World RX of Argentina 2014 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 Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm 2019 World RX of Norway 2019 World RX of Norway
Flag of Sweden.svg Sebastian Eriksson 2019 World RX of Sweden 2019 World RX of Sweden

Event podiums by driver

PodiumsDriver
30 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
29 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
29 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
28 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen
22 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
5 Flag of Sweden.svg Robin Larsson
Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen
4 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov
3 Flag of France.svg Davy Jeanney
Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund
Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm
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 Janis Baumanis
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andrew Jordan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran
Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider
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 Sweden.svg Sebastian Eriksson

Event wins by car

WinsCar
24 Flag of Germany.svg Volkswagen Polo
14 Flag of France.svg Peugeot 208
11 Flag of Germany.svg Audi S1
9 Flag of France.svg Citroën DS3
6 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Fiesta
3 Flag of the United States.svg Ford Focus
2 Flag of South Korea.svg Hyundai i20
1 Flag of Germany.svg Audi A1

See also

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