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23 May 2013

FINRC/DRX/DKRC: Round-up

Category: Miscellaneous, News Posted 23.05.13 20:08 by

Beside X Games in Spain and the RCE event in France there had been some more Rallycross events over the Pentecost weekend, such as in Finland, Germany and Denmark.

 

FINRC: The Finnish Rallycross Championship had its kick-off on Saturday May 18 at the Kemoran Moottorirata at Veteli, a municipality in Western Finland, about 55kms south-east of the town of Kokkola. Blessed with sunny weather conditions the competition turned out fine. In the A final it looked as if Škoda campaigner Aki Karttunen would claim victory, until his Mk1 Fabia was hampered by technical problems. Now it was Citroën driver Janne Kanerva who with his C4 took advantage from Karttunen’s bad luck, but also not for long. Overall victory was eventually claimed by Ari Perkiömäki in a Ford Fiesta Mk6, while in the SRC category VW Scirocco Mk3 campaigner Peter Helenius won the event from runner-up Joni-Pekka Rajala.

  • Round 1, Finnish Rallycross Championship, Veteli, May 18
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERCARS:
  • 1. Ari Perkiömäki (FIN) Ford Fiesta Mk6
  • 2. Janne Kanerva (FIN) Citroën C4
  • 3. Joni-Pekka Rajala (FIN) Mitsubishi Lancer E6
  • 4. Atro Määttä (FIN) Ford Focus Mk1
  • 5. Aki Karttunen (FIN) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 6. Pekka Keski-Korsu (FIN) Ford Focus Mk1
  • FINAL RESULTS SRC CATEGORY:
  • 1. Peter Helenius (FIN) VW Scirocco Mk3
  • 2. Joni-Pekka Rajala (FIN) Ford Escort Mk7
  • 3. Sami Kiskola (FIN) Ford Fiesta Mk6
  • 4. Jesse Ylitalo (FIN) BMW E36 Coupé
  • 5. Niklas Ehrnsten (FIN) Volvo 940
  • 6. Jussi Klemola (FIN) BMW E36

 

DRX: The ADAC Safer-Driving Center Gründautalring at Gründau-Lieblos, about 40kms west of Frankfurt on the Main, hosted the second round of the German Rallycross Championship (DRX). Used in August 1987 for the first Rallycross event the venue by then had still very fine gravel sections on offer. But due to the demands of ADAC it was some years later that all loose track parts were covered with tarmac, therefore the circuit has a 100% sealed surface now. However, by special permission of the German ASN it is still in use for Rallycross and even for Autocross events [according to FIA rules Autocross has to be driven on all-dirt tracks]. While almost the entire event was run under bright sunshine it was for the all decisive finals that the weather changed completely and it started to rain.

  • Round 2, German Rallycross Championship, Gründau, May 18–19
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERCARS:
  • 1. Norbert Fuchs (D) Audi 80 B4 quattro
  • FINAL RESULTS RALLYCROSS-TROPHY:
  • 1. Philipp Leipold (D) Mercedes-Benz 190E
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPER1600S:
  • 1. Niels van de Warrenburg (NL) Toyota Yaris Mk2
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERNATIONALS:
  • 1. Ralph Wilhelm (D) Renault Clio Mk2
  • 2. Swen Grupe (D) VW Golf Mk2
  • 3. Marco Wittkowski (D) VW Golf Mk3
  • 4. Bartlomiej Ruszczynski (PL) Alfa Romeo 156
  • 5. Ralf Evers (D) BMW E30
  • 6. Jens Barkhoff (D) VW Polo Mk4/9N
  • 7. Björn Barkhoff (D) VW Polo Mk4/9N Turbo
  • 8. Silva Winterhoff ♀ (D) Volvo PV 544
  • FINAL RESULTS RALLYCROSS CUP:
  • 1. Jannik Riese (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 2. Dirk Rux (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 3. Florian Viehmann (D) VW Polo Mk3/6N
  • 4. Andreas Blume (D) Citroën AX GTI
  • 5. Sven Heeder (D) Citroën AX GTI

 

DKRC: The season opener of the 2013 Danish Rallycross Championship took place on Whit Monday at the Nisseringen east of Næstved, about 85kms south-west of the capital town of Copenhagen. With just two competitors the SuperCars category did a demo event only while in all of the four other classes the competitors were fighting for championship points.

  • Round 1, Danish Rallycross Championship, Næstved, May 20
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERCARS:
  • 1. Teil Hansen (DK) Ford Focus
  • 2. Bjarne Jensen (DK) Audi TT
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPER2000S:
  • 1. Rune Staudt (DK) Renault Clio
  • 2. Mads B. Petersen (DK) Hyundai i30
  • 3. Dennis D. Christensen (DK) Renault Clio
  • 4. Nicolai Nielsen (DK) Opel Astra
  • 5. Allan Jørgensen (DK) Opel Corsa
  • 6. Kasper Zylauv Kristensen (DK) Honda Civic
  • 7. Bent Nielsen (DK) Honda Civic
  • 8. Rasmus Nielsen (DK) Honda Civic
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPER1600S NATIONAL:
  • 1. Jacob Schnoor (DK) Peugeot 106
  • 2. Peter Lindgaard (DK) Opel Corsa
  • 3. Michael Buch (DK) Suzuki Swift
  • 4. Jan Petersen (DK) Citroën C2
  • 5. Mike L. Frederiksen (DK) Peugeot 206
  • 6. Søren Mortensen (DK) Citroën Saxo
  • 7. Martin Pedersen (S) Suzuki Swift
  • 8. Søren Sørensen (DK) Toyota Corolla
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERNATIONALS:
  • 1. Morten Schnack (DK) Volvo 240
  • 2. Peder T. Jensen (DK) Volvo 240
  • 3. Tov Kaasin (N) Subaru Impreza
  • 4. Johnny Hansen (S) Volvo 240
  • 5. Jakob Pedersen (DK) Audi Coupé
  • 6. Mikael Persson (S) Toyota Corolla
  • 7. Jens Steffensen (DK) Audi Coupé
  • 8. Kaj Jakobsen (DK) VW Golf
  • FINAL RESULTS 1600CC GROUP N CARS:
  • 1. Daniel Svenningsen (DK) Honda Civic
  • 2. Allan A. Pedersen (DK) Citroën Saxo
  • 3. Rasmus S. Larsen (DK) Honda Civic
  • 4. Michael Sørensen (DK) Honda Civic
  • 5. Brian Nielsen (DK) Citroën Saxo
  • 6. Stefan Nielsen (DK) Peugeot 106
  • 7. Daniel E. Andersen (DK) Honda Civic
  • 8. Jacob Wunderov (DK) Honda Civic