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22 May 2014

RCE/FRC: Round-up

Category: Miscellaneous, News Posted 22.05.14 20:00 by

Round 2 of the Rallycross Challenge Europe series was won by Hungarian Zoltán Harsányi on home soil, Round 2 of the French Rallycross Championship at Lessay fell prey to Jean-Baptiste Dubourg.

 

RCE: The second round of the Rallycross Challenge Europe series was held at the former ERC track Nyirádi Motorsport Centrum, to count also as Round 2 for the native Hungarian Rallycross Championship as well as season opener for the Austrian Rallycross Championship. Therefore, more than 100 starters turned up at the venue to keep the organisers really busy all weekend. In SuperCars Zoltán Harsányi underlined his status as an 8-times Hungarian champion by claiming overall victory on home soil. He finished ahead of fellow-countryman Atilla Mózer and German Bernd Schomaker. Harsányi compatriot Róbert Répási experienced bad luck in the Final, his unfortunate capsize caused a re-start of the ultimate race, after which the Mitsubishi campaigner was not able to play a role any longer. On the other hand did the re-start work out quite well for Oleg Grishin. While back in the field during the first start attempt the Russian took some advantage from the second GO. Eventually finishing 5th, but by scored points in 4th place, the Škoda campaigner took over the lead of the SuperCars standings in the RCE series.

 

Homeboy Jankó Wiestz in the Mitsubishi Lancer E3 claimed third place in SuperCars, but no pints for the RCE series. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Homeboy Jankó Wiestz (Mitsubishi Lancer E3) claimed third place in SuperCars, but no points for the RCE series. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Hungarian “Luigi” drove his Škoda Fabia Mk2 to overall victory in Super1600s. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Hungarian “Luigi” drove his Škoda Fabia Mk2 to overall victory in Super1600s. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

 

  • Round 2, Rallycross Challenge Europe, Nyirádi Motorsport Centrum, Nyirád (H), 17.–18.05.2014
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERCARS:
  • 1. Zoltán Harsányi (H) Mitsubishi Lancer E5
  • 2. Attila Mózer (H) Škoda Fabia Mk2
  • 3. Jankó Wiestz (H) Mitsubishi Lancer E3
  • 4. Bernd Schomaker (D) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 5. Oleg Grishin (RUS) Škoda Fabia Mk2
  • 6. Tristan Ekker (A) VW Polo Mk4/9N
  • 7. Gerald Eder (A) Škoda Fabia Mk1 – DNF
  • 8. Róbert Répási (H) Mitsubishi Lancer E8 – DNS
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPER1600S:
  • 1. “Luigi” [Gyula Lajos] (H) Škoda Fabia Mk2
  • 2. Gábor Bánkuti Jr. (H) Peugeot 206
  • 3. Gergely Marton (H) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 4. Werner Panhauser (A) Citroën C2
  • 5. Peter Freinberger (A) Peugeot 206
  • 6. Adám Ujházi (H) Opel Astra G
  • 7. Marcell Kovács (H) Suzuki Swift Sport RS – DNF
  • 8. Thijs Heezen (NL) Ford Fiesta Mk7 – Disq.
  • FINAL RESULTS TOURINGCARS:
  • 1. Roman Častoral (CZ) Opel Corsa D RWD
  • 2. Jos Sterkens (B) Volvo C30/4 RWD
  • 3. Filip Baelus (B) Volvo C30/4 RWD
  • 4. Helmut Rössl (A) Škoda Fabia Mk1 RWD
  • 5. Marco Wittkowski (D) VW Golf Mk4 RWD – DNF
  • 6. Ivo Van den Brandt (B) Mitsubishi Colt CZT RWD – DNS 

 

 

German Sven Seeliger (Ford Fiesta Mk6) and Hungarian Gergely Marton (Škoda Fabia Mk1) battle it out in Super1600s. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Sven Seeliger (Ford Fiesta Mk6) and Gergely Marton (Škoda Fabia Mk1) battle it out in Super1600s. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Either with his previous Astra or now with his new Corsa, Czech Roman Častoral rules in TouringCars. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Either with his previous Astra or now with his new Corsa, Czech Roman Častoral rules in TouringCars. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Belgian Jos Sterkens and his Volvo C30/4 en route to second place in TouringCars. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

Belgian Jos Sterkens and his Volvo C30/4 en route to second place in TouringCars… © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

...his make-colleague and fellow-countryman Filip Baelus finished in third place. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

…his make-colleague and fellow-countryman Filip Baelus finished in third place. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

Top photo: Hungarian Zoltán Harsányi drove his Mitsubishi Lancer E5 to overall victory. © Michael Zouhar/ERC24

 

 

FRC: The 906 metres long Circuit de Lessay (80% gravel, 20% tarmac) in Lessay, about 60kms south of the harbour town of Cherbourg in Normandy, hosted Round 2 of the French Rallycross Championship. Being in the lead after the SuperCar qualifying heats, then winning both his Semi-Final and the Final – the event turned out perfectly well for Jean-Baptiste Dubourg, who claimed his second 2014 victory at Lessay. However, it was Christophe Jouet who was leading the all decisive Final for much of its distance. But when Citroën DS3 campaigner Jouet did his Joker Lap the time was ripe for Dubourg and his ex-Davy Jeanney Citroën C4 to take the lead and eventually to claim a well deserved win. Third place behind the two make colleagues was bagged by Fabien Pailler in the Peugeot 208, his younger brother Jonathan Pailler became victim of a broken transmission system in his own 208 SuperCar.

 

Jean-Baptiste Dubourg drove the ex-Davy Jeanney Citroën C4 SuperCar to victory at Lessay. © Adecom/ERC24

Jean-Baptiste Dubourg drove the ex-Davy Jeanney Citroën C4 SuperCar to victory at Lessay. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Jean-Baptiste Dubourg after his victory. © Adecom/ERC24

Jean-Baptiste Dubourg after his victory. © Adecom/ERC24

 

 

  • Round 2, French Rallycross Championship, Circuit de Lessay, Lessay (F), 17.–18.05.2014
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPERCARS:
  • 1. Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (F) Citroën C4
  • 2. Christophe Jouet (F) Citroën DS3
  • 3. Fabien Pailler (F) Peugeot 208
  • 4. Rodolphe Audran (F) Peugeot 207
  • 5. Jean Juin (F) Peugeot 207
  • 6. Fabien Chanoine (F) Renault Clio Mk2
  • 7. Martial Barbette (F) Renault Mégane Mk3
  • 8. Jonathan Pailler (F) Peugeot 208
  • FINAL RESULTS SUPER1600S:
  • 1. Cyril Raymond (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 2. Laurent Chartrain (F) Citroën C2
  • 3. Fabien Grosset-Janin (F) Dacia Sandero
  • 4. Emmanuel Martin (F) Peugeot 206
  • 5. Dominique Gerbaud (F) VW Polo Mk4/9N
  • 6. Adeline Sangnier (F) Citroën C2
  • 7. Maximilien Eveno (F) Citroën C2
  • 8. Philippe Maloigne (F) Citroën Saxo
  • FINAL RESULTS DIVISION 3:
  • 1. Guy Moreton (F) Citroën DS3
  • 2. Florent Béduneau (F) MINI Cooper
  • 3. Henri Navail (F) Citroën DS3
  • 4. Marc Morize (F) Peugeot 208
  • 5. Xavier Briffaud (F) Renault Clio Mk3
  • 6. Laurent Jacquinet (F) Ford Fiesta Mk7
  • 7. Mathieu Trévian (F) VW Scirocco Mk3
  • 8. Jack Brinet (F) Nissan 350Z
  • FINAL RESULTS DIVISION 4:
  • 1. Kévin Jacquinet (F) Peugeot 207
  • 2. Emmanuel Anne (F) Renault Clio Mk2
  • 3. Florian Zavattin (F) Renault Clio Mk3
  • 4. Christophe Barbier (F) Peugeot 206
  • 5. Steven Lefrançois (F) Peugeot 206
  • 6. Tommy Terpereau (F) Honda Civic Type-R Mk7
  • 7. Ludovic Surin (F) Peugeot 306
  • 8. Yoann Tirel (F) Peugeot 306
  • FINAL RESULTS COUPE TWINGO R1:
  • 1. Evan Libner (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 2. Thomas Petit (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 3. Pascal Huteau (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 4. Stéphan Devoulon (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 5. Firmin Cadeddu (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 6. Tom Daunat (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 7. Vincent Mercier (F) Renault Twingo Mk2
  • 8. Bruno Lison (F), Renault Twingo Mk2

 

 

Cyril Raymond picked the Super1600 laurels at the Circuit de Lessay. © AFOR/Charles Gouache/ERC24

Cyril Raymond picked the Super1600 laurels at the Circuit de Lessay. © AFOR/Charles Gouache/ERC24

 

Cyril Raymond made overall victory in Super1600s his. © Adecom/ERC24

Cyril Raymond after making overall victory in Super1600s his. © Adecom/ERC24

 

The Division 3 drivers chasing towards the first corner. © Adecom/ERC24

The Division 3 drivers chasing towards the first corner. © Adecom/ERC24

 

The Lessay Division 3 podium with (from left) Florent Béduneau, Guy Moreton and Henri Navail. © Adecom/ERC24

The Lessay Division 3 podium with (from left) Florent Béduneau, Guy Moreton and Henri Navail. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Division 4 drivers on their way to claim points for the Coupe de France standings. © Adecom/ERC24

Division 4 drivers on their way to claim points for the Coupe de France standings. © Adecom/ERC24

 

Kévin Jacquinet (centre) celebrating his D4 victory over Emmanuel Anne and Florian Zavattin. © Adecom/ERC24

Kévin Jacquinet (centre) celebrating his D4 victory over Emmanuel Anne and Florian Zavattin. © Adecom/ERC24

 

The busy mixed rostrum of the Coupe Twingo R1 competitors. © Adecom/ERC24

The busy mixed rostrum of the Coupe Twingo R1 competitors. © Adecom/ERC24