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13 Apr 2015

WRX: Media Day Barcelona

Category: News, WRX Posted 13.04.15 22:00 by

The media launch for the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship was held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today, as a series of announcements about the FIA’s newest World Championship were revealed to more than 200 international press people, VIPs and sponsors.

 

Beating the drums: The biggest attraction was the presentation of the 'Solberg Doran World RX Team'. © JKR/ERC24

Beating the drum: The biggest attraction was the presentation of the ‘Solberg Doran World RX Team’. © JKR/ERC24

 

Norwegian Petter Solberg and Briton Liam Doran joined forces to be able to fight for the FIA title for teams. © JKR/ERC24

Norwegian Petter Solberg and Briton Liam Doran joined forces to be able to fight for the FIA title for teams. © JKR/ERC24

 

Reigning Rallycross World Champion Petter Solberg is partly backed by Monster Energy this year. © JKR/ERC24

Reigning World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg is partly backed by Monster Energy this year. © JKR/ERC24

 

Reinis Nitišs and Andreas Bakkerud are keen to defend their FIA title for teams and chase after the drivers' title. © JKR/ERC24

Reinis Nitišs and Andreas Bakkerud are keen to defend their FIA title for teams and chase after the drivers’ title. © JKR/ERC24

 

Marklund Motorsport showed its all-new VW Polo Mk5 SuperCar in action. © JKR/ERC24

Marklund Motorsport showed its all-new VW Polo Mk5 SuperCar in action. © JKR/ERC24

 

New cars with new livery and new designed overalls for Marklund Motorsport's 'Topi' Heikkinen and 'P-G' Andersson. © JKR/ERC24

New cars with new livery and new designed overalls for Marklund Motorsport’s ‘Topi’ Heikkinen and ‘P-G’ Andersson. © JKR/ERC24

 

Team Peugeot-Hansen offered a first impression of the all-new 2015 Peugeot 208 SuperCar for Timmy Hansen and Davy Jeanney. © JKR/ERC24

Team Peugeot-Hansen offered a first impression of the new 2015 Peugeot 208 for Timmy Hansen and Davy Jeanney. © JKR/ERC24

 

German René Münnich of Münnich Motorsport was in Barcelona to announce Swede Alx Danielsson as his teammate for the first three WRX rounds. © JKR/ERC24

German René Münnich was in Barcelona to present Swede Alx Danielsson as teammate for the first three WRX rounds. © JKR/ERC24

 

Swede Robin Larsson (left) and Russian Timur Timerzyanov are the two permanent individual drivers alongside the eight teams. © JKR/ERC24

Robin Larsson (left) and Timur Timerzyanov are the two permanent individual drivers alongside the eight teams. © JKR/ERC24

 

JRM Racing – a new development team in World RX – was also in Barcelona with two of its brand new MINI RX Countryman SuperCars. © JKR/ERC24

JRM Racing – a new development team in WorldRX – was also in Barcelona with two of its brand-new MINI SuperCars. © JKR/ERC24

 

The American drivers Danny Way (left) and Dave Mirra were in Barcelona for the JRM Racing MINI SuperCars team. © JKR/ERC24

The American drivers Danny Way (left) and Dave Mirra were in Barcelona for the JRM Racing MINI SuperCars team. © JKR/ERC24

 

Top photo: The WorldRX ‘Class of 2015’ counts eight permanent teams and two permanent drivers. © JKR/ERC24

 

More images from Barcelona to be found here.