18 May The Rally X Nordic season opens at Holjes with the first day of a double-header weekend. Running in the event to test developments to OMSE’s 2018 World RX Fiesta, Kevin Eriksson wins the event ahead of Peter Hedstrom (VW Polo) and Jere Kalliokoski (Fiesta). Thomas Holmen returns to racing after a year out and takes the Supercar Lites victory from Simon Olofsson and Sondre Evjen. Nils Andersson beats Ole Henry Steinsholt and Julle Ljungdahl to win the CrossCar section.
18 May RX Academy is also on the bill at Holjes. Tommi Hallman wisn the opening round to start the third year of Academy racing on a high note. Hallman leads home Jimi Kalliomaki and Marko Muru.
19 May Oliver Eriksson wins the second Rally X Nordic event after an incident between leaders Sebastian Eriksson and Robin Larsson in the last lap. Larsson spins and Sebastian Eriksson receives a five-second penalty which elevates Oliver Eriksson to first place. Larsson places second with Mikko Ikonen taking third. Sondre Evjen wins the Supercar Lites final, leading home Ben-Philip Gundersem and local favourite Linus Ostlund. Andersson takes his second win in CrossCar.
19 May Muru wins through in the second day of RX Academy racing, the Estonian racer finishes ahead of Rasmu Tuominen and Kalliomaki. Muru leads the series at the end of the weekend, ahead of Hallman and Kalliomaki.
19 May Francois Duval takes his second straight win in the French Rallycross Championship at Essay where he is only beaten in Q3 (by team-mate Fabien Pailler). Pailler places second in the final and Samuel Peu edges Julien Febreau out of third place. Jimmy Terpereau tops the Super1600 order with Dylan Dufas winning the Twingo Cup. David Vincent and Jean-Francois Blaise take Divisions Three and Four respectively.
20 May Hoosier is announced the tyre supplier for Titans RX, which also announces Ronny “C’Rock” and Andreas Steffen will drive in the series.
22 May Americas Rallycross announces the ARX3 series for Sierra open-wheel buggies. Seen at COTA in 2018, the 200bhp motorcycle-engined buggies will race at all ARX events this year.
22 May The FIA announce that former Peugeot motor sport boss Bruno Famin will take up a role as FIA Director of Operations in July. Famin was the team principle for Team Peugeot Total in the World Rallycross Championship.« Previous Post Next Post »