World RX has attracted a host of stars from a variety of motorsport disciplines including drivers from F1, WRC, DTM, Formula Drift, BTCC and X Games. Now IndyCar and NASCAR star Patrick Carpentier has confirmed he will compete in WRX for the Canadian round at the wheel of a VW Polo SuperCar.
It looked as if Petter ‘Hollywood’ Solberg would be able to win his second WorldRX round after Portugal. But in sight of the chequered flag it was Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen, Timmy Hansen and Johan Kristoffersson who eventually all passed the Citroën driver, that limped to the finish with broken rear suspension of his DS3 SuperCar.
Three VW Polo Mk5 drivers are on top of the overnight point standings at the end of Day 1 of WorldRX Belgium at Mettet after Anton Marklund and Johan Kristoffersson have each won a qualifying heat. However, due to a tie Toomas Heikkinen has to share third place with Audi A1 campaigner Robin Larsson.
Round 5 of the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship was hosted at Höljes in Sweden. The event at the famous Höljesbanan in the Finnwoods was attended by a record crowd of 34,400 spectators. Here is our second gallery from Höljes, all pictures captured by ERC24′s camera wizard JKR.
Round 5 of the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship was hosted at Höljes in Sweden. The event at the famous Höljes Motorstadion in the so-called Finnwoods was attended by a record crowd of 34,400 spectators. Here is our first gallery from the event, all pictures captured by ERC24′s camera wizard JKR.
Swede Mattias Ekström finished Day 2 of the ‘Magic Weekend’ at Höljes in great style, claiming a convincing victory over the two Norwegians Andreas Bakkerud and Petter Solberg while championship leader Latvian Reinis Nitišs finished fourth.
Day 1 of the ‘Magic Weekend’ at Höljes in Värmland ended with the overnight standings topped by reigning European champion Timur Timerzyanov, ahead of homeboy Mattias Ekström and Petter Solberg.
With a FIA Central European Zone Rallycross Championship series round featuring at the Austrian Nordring and the French Rallycross Championship having its annual event at the Circuit de Lavaré the past weekend offered some nice pictures.
Swedish racing all-rounder Mattias Ekström, who was raised up in the paddocks of the European Rallycross tracks when his father Bengt was an ERC regular, looks forward to Höljes.
American Tanner Foust made good use of his Kouvola wildcard to win the Finnish round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship series from the OMSE team duo Andreas Bakkerud and Reinis Nitišs.