Masse takes France. Kristoffersson is beaten! 2019 World RX dates

Seven days in rallycross 25 October

by Rallycross World |

21 October The final round of the French Rallycross Championship takes plce at Dreux where Antoine Masse (Peugeot 208) claimed a maximum score and his fourth event win of the year tio round off the season in style and put his name to the Rallycross France title. Fabien Pailler (208) rounded out his year with second place (his best result of the season) ahead of Adeline Sangnier (208) who also had her best result of the year. Guerlain Chicherit (Renault Clio) and Fabien Chanoine (Clio) complete the top three in the championship behind Masse. Yvonnick Jagu (Skoda Fabia) is confirmed as the Super1600 champion with his fifth win of the year – he never finished lower than second in a sparkling campaign. Valentin Comte wins the final round of the Twingo Cup to seal the title while the Division Three and Four titles are collected by David Vincent and Xavier Goubill.

21 October Tobias Svard beats 91 rivals to claim his second victory in the NGK Masters at Karlstad. The annual Folkrace event includes World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson and WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand among its entry.

Neither make it to the final in which Sebastian Eriksson has a strong run until contact puts his Opel into a roll and out of the event. Svard wins the win, adding to his 2014 success. Camilla Wernerson is best 30 starters in the Ladies section, Hampus Enner tops the 111-strong Junior field and Christer Larsson wins the Veteran class.

23 October The RX Academy publishes a six-event schedule for 2019 that details five weekends of racing in a calendar that mixes RallyX Nordic and Finnish Championship events. the winner of RX Academy 2019 will win a free drive in five rounds of the RX2 International Series in 2020.

25 October Olsbergs MSE announces that it will focus its efforts on running customer cars in the FIA European Rallycross Championship, ARX and RallyX Nordic while also working on gaining a manufacturer deal to return to World RX with electric cars in 2021. Team principal Andreas Eriksson said “My job is to prepare our company, our partners and our drivers for the new electric interest, while at the same time understanding the importance of what we have built up over the last ten years in Olsbergs MSE’s young history. There are a lot of people and fans out there raising voices both for and against electric rallycross. I personally feel that combustion and electric can work hand-in-hand for many years to come.”

25 October World RX promoter IMG publishes calendars for the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship and for the FIA European Rallycross Championships. The announcements are preceded by news of renewed contracts with Barcelona and Holjes. The 2019 World RX schedule features 11 events with Portugal and Germany dropping from the schedule.

The Euro RX calendar features a new standalone event at the Estering in Germany.

The August date will include Euro Supercar and Super1600. Each championship has a six-event calendar in 2019.

Racer and chairman of ACN (the organising club at Buxtehude) Andreas Steffen said: “We can’t organize a round for World RX and Euro RX together. There is simply not enough space at the Estering. Therefore we decided to host a single European Championship event …we assume that we offer an exciting event with great motorsport for the spectators. Again, all economic risks are more manageable. The ACN is preparing a first-class event that will be in no way inferior to the World RX this year.”

Photos RallycrossFrance / Christian Gustavsson / RX Academy / Olsbergs MSE / World RX /Team Peugeot Total

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