Higgins wins British RX. Noris is Italian champ. Masse targets Euro RX

Seven days in Rallycross 8 November

by Rallycross World |

2 November New French Rallycross champion Antoine Masse comes clean on his ambitions to tackle the FIA European Rallycross Championship in 2019. “The main project for next season is to drive in the European Championship. During various tests we found that my times were close with those of Cyril Raymond, which suggests to us that we could be able to do beautiful things!” said Masse.

4 November Mark Higgins wins the final round of the British Rallycross Championship at Silverstone. The victory gives Higgins the British championship title in his Albatec Racing Peugeot 208. Julian Godfrey (Mitsubshi Mirage) finishes second in the final and shades Ollie O’Donovan (Fiesta) to also take second in the championship. O’Donovan endures a troubled day and finishes fourth in the event and third in the championship. Pat Doran (Citroen C4) in his first start of the year has a good day out and places third. Dave Bellerby (Lotus Exige) wins the Supernational final ahead of Jack Thorne (Renault Twingo) – who takes the Super1600 championship  – and Supernational champion-elect Tristan Ovenden (Renault Clio V6). Tom Constantine pips younger brother Luke to become the MSA Junior Rallycross Champion.

4 November The final round other Italian Rallycross Championship takes place at Maggiora, where the track is run in reverse direction. The fourth event of the shortened championship season (seven events were planned), Maggiora becomes the final after the 25 November event schedule for Franciacorta is cancelled. Swede Oscar Ortfeldt (Fiesta) leads the championship into the final round but loses out to Marco Noris (Mitsubishi Lancer, left in pic below). Noris takes victory in the event and the championship as Ivan Carmellino (Fiat Grand Punto) takes second place. Stefano Cerri (Citroen Saxo) wins the Super1600 title with victory in the event. 

6 November IMG, the promoter of the FIA World and European Rallycross Championships announces plans to live stream all races in the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar in 2019. World RX qualifying races have been live streamed for most of the 2018 season, the Facebook and YouTube broadcasts typically attracting an audience of around 400,000 unique viewers.

7 November Subaru Rally Team USA publishes the latest episode of its Launch Control video series which is focused on the final ARX event of the year at COTA.

Photos Rallycross France / Albatec Racing / RX Italia / World RX / 

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