World RX liveries revealed ahead of season opener

by Hal Ridge |

As the start of the FIA World Rallycross Championship draws closer, a number of teams have revealed their 2016 liveries. New Munnich Motorsport driver Reinis Nitiss launched the livery of the Seat Ibiza he will drive this season on Friday, while the OlsbergsMSE team revealed the fresh-look for the Ford Fiesta Supercars that Kevin Eriksson and Niclas Gronholm will race for the team this season.

Olsbergs MSE also revealed 2016 livery. ©

Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud got to sample the Ford Focus Supercar they will race this season near M-Sport’s base in Cumbria and Petter Solberg revealed the livery of his new-for-2016 race transporter, although he is yet to announce the livery of his Citroen DS3, which he has been testing recently with bare carbon-fibre bodywork.

Block and Bakkerud tested new Focus in England. © Bakkerud

DiRT Rally was launched for console on Tuesday in London, on South Bank next to the Royal Festival Hall. World RX driver Liam Doran displayed both the Citroen DS3 that he raced in 2015 and one of his father Pat’s Ford RS200s.

Liam Doran displayed DS3 Supercar at DiRT Rally launch in London. © Ridge

The first round of the Argentine Rallycross Championship, CARX, has been postponed due to unexpectedly heavy rainfall in the Rosario Region. The event had been planned to run alongside the Super TC2000 touring car series. The first round will now take place at Catamarca on May 7.

San Luis, 19 de Diciembre, 2015. Última Fecha del CARX y STC2000, Autódromo Rosendo Hernandez, San Luis, Argentina. (Foto: Daniel Ramonell / Prensa CARX)

Former Formula 1 driver Alexander Wurz has confirmed the restoration of the Lancia Stratos that his father Franz Wurz drove to the 1976 FIA European Rallycross Championship has been completed. In a Tweet, Wurz Junior posted a photograph of the restored machine.

And on a lighter note….World Rallycross event winner Tanner Foust has announced that he will represent Dapperman men’s grooming products on and off track in the coming season, and will display the companies logo on his helmet. “Bouncing between wearing a helmet behind the wheel of the race car and then being in front of the camera means I use a lot of pomade and I genuinely count on it,” said Foust. “I hear the beard and moustache oil is amazing, too, but anybody who’s ever seen me with facial hair knows I’m never going to be able to test it.” Foust is yet to officially confirm any outings in World RX for 2016.




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