21 July Robin Larsson wins the fourth round of RallyX Nordic as the series makes its first appearance in Latvia. Out of luck in the first three events, Larsson finally get a clean run and dominates the event in Riga to take the win and climb to third in the championship, five points behind series leader Oliver Eriksson and just two adrift of second place Jere Kalliokoski. It is Kalliokoski and Eriksson who join Larsson on the podium in Riga.
The JC Raceteknik team that guides Larsson to victory also tops the Supercar Lites category where Ben-Philip Gundersen takes the win ahead of Linus Ostlund and Vasilly Gryazin. Local racer Ronalds Baldins win the the CrossCar section.
21 July The RX Academy holds its fourth event alongside RallyX Nordic at Riga. Rasmus Tuominen delivers a dominant run to be fastest in three of the four qualifiers before winning the semi-final and final to extend his championship lead. Local youngster Roberts Vitols (more usually seen in the British Junior Championship) guests in the Academy and keeps Tuominen honest. Vitols was fastest in Q2 and won semi-final two before chasing Tuominen home in the final. Luka Nurmi places third.
21 July The third round of the Russian Rallycross Championship takes place at Ryazan where Rais Minnikhanov (Citroen DS3) wins the Supercar class. Super1600 is won by Kirill Konoplev and European Championship racer Egor Sanin is top of the ’national’ category. Rustam Fatkhutdinov is best of the Junior field.v
21 July Derek Tohill cleans up in the Irish Rallycross Championship’s summer event at Mondello Park. The former European Champion wins both the Supercar final and the Superfinal in this Fiesta Supercar, leading home Noel Greene’s Mitsubishi Mirage on each occasion. Padraig Leeson (Vauxhall Corsa) wins the Modified class ahead of Peter McGarry’s Vauxhall VX220 but in the Superfinal McGarry battles his way to third, passing Michael Morris’ Subaru Impreza for the podium place. New racer Brendan McCaughan (Ford Fiesta) wins the Junior final ahead of the similar cars of Jack Byrne and Laughlin Farrell.
22 July Titans RX announces that sportscar racer Oli Webb will join the field for its second weekend of racing at Lydden. In his rallycross debut Webb will join compatriot Dan Rooke who makes his first international start since the end of 2017, in which he finished runner up in the RX2 series. “It feels mega to be back out on track. It feels like forever since I was competing in international rallycross so I am just so excited for the weekend,” said the 2016 British Rallycross Champion.« Previous Post Next Post »