Dowel is RX AUS champ. Nitiss and Haigh-Smith join RX2 in Cape Town

Seven days in Rallycross 16 November

by Rallycross World |

9 November FIA European Rallycross Champion Reinis Nitiss is confirmed as an entry for the final round of the RX2 Championship in Cape Town. The Latvian will pair up with Vasiliy Gryazin at SRT. This will be his second outing in an RX2 car; he raced with SRT at Tierp in October.

10 November Troy Dowel wins the RX Aus series even though he does not start in the final round at Winton. Three strong results early in the year are enough for Dowel to win the championship  after Darren Windus (Hyundai i20) won the final round ahead of Justin Dowel (VW Polo) and Marcus Walkem (Peugeot 208). Steve Glenney and Cahal Carey (both Mitsubishi Lancer) have a good battle in the Production class, Glenney taking the win.


13 November RallyX on Ice reveals a dramatically revamped calendar of events for 2019 with the series repackaged to take place across three events run over six days at the Are ski resort in Sweden. “A lot of hard work has gone into securing the use of the venue at Are,” said RallyX on Ice Chief Executive Officer, Andreas Eriksson. “Our partners there share our vision of fossil-free motorsport and are excited about the introduction of all-electric vehicles in the coming years. Such is their enthusiasm, that we intend to make Are the home of RallyX on Ice for the next four years. We are keen for the ice racing week to become a permanent date on the Are events calendar, encouraging visitors from all around the world to experience everything that this magnificent resort has to offer.” The 2019 series will take place on 18, 20 and 23 March.

14 November RX2 announces that South African racer Ashley Haigh-Smith will take part in the final round of the 2018 series at Cape Town. Haigh-Smith took part in the event last year when he raced an OMSE Fiesta Supercar. A former FIA World Junior Rally Championship competitor, Haigh-Smith said: ““I can’t wait to get back out on-track for the RX2 season finale in Cape Town,” enthused Haigh-Smith. “I’m really looking forward to representing South African motorsport and going head-to-head with the current cream of the RX2 crop – there are some extremely talented drivers in the field so it will certainly be a tough challenge, but I love a challenge!” Haigh-Smith will drive the Set Promotion car usually raced by Simon Syversen who has stepped down while he focuses on 2019 plans.

Photos World RX / RallyX on Ice

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