3 September JC Raceteknik announces that it will run new FIA European Rallycross Champion Robin Larsson in World RX of Latvia this weekend. Larsson put the Euro crown beyond the reach of his rivals in France ten days ago and has taken the opportunity to return to the World stage. “It will be a little special to make this jump in the middle of the season when the World RX drivers are in a really tight fight in the championship. It will be exciting to see how we stand against the World RX guys now when we will be up against them. I think you can raise your own level even more when you are fighting to keep up, so maybe we can close the gap more too. The goal is to at least make the semi-finals, and use this as a good event to check our pace,” said Larsson. The event will be JC Raceteknik’s second World RX appearance of the year having run former World Champion Mattias Ekstrom in Belgium in May. Mats Ohman will replace Larsson in the team’s Euro Supercar entry.
7 September In the final round of the Estonian Rallycross Championship Roland Murakas (Fiesta) overcame title rival Raini Roomets (Skoda Fabia) to take the event win and the title in his Reinsalu Sport car. Russian racer Mikahil Simonov (Renault Clio) was beaten by Janno Ligur (Fabia) on the day but won the Super1600 championship while Marko Muru (Honda Civic) was best of the ‘Junior 1600’ runners in the event and the championship. Kristaps Grunte (BMW 120) had a relatively poor run in the final, placing fourth, but held on to take the class championship. Eero Nogene was outside the top three in Crosskart but claimed the championship while victory in Kulbilohu was taken by Andre Kiil. Joosep Ralf Nogene placed third in the Junior final (won by Sander Sepp) to put his name on the championship trophy.
7 September The fourth weekend of Titans RX racing took place at the series’ home track of Fuglau in Austria. Round seven of the series was run in the rain on the opening day with Toomas Heikkinen dominant and at the top of the order at the Intermediate Classification. Winning semi-final one and going on to take the final victory, Heikkinen led home Kevin Hansen (who had won semi two) and Hayden Paddon who returned to the series for this event. Karl Schadenhofer (VW Golf IV) wins the ’SuperTouringCar’ support event.
8 September After its summer break the French championship resumed at Pont de Ruan where Jean-Sebastien Vigion (Citroen DS3) claimed his first Supercar victory. Championship leader and title favourite Samuel Peu (Peugeot 208) suffered gearbox problems and ended the day in eighth place, but still with a healthy lead in the series. Philippe Maloigne (Renault Clio) placed second and Fabien Chanoine (Clio) took his best finish of the year in third place. Fastest in three qualifiers and the winner of his semi-final and final, Yvonnick Jagu (Skoda Fabia) completed the defence of his Super1600 crown with two events remaining to run. David Moulin (Dacia Sandero) and Nicolas Eouzan (Renault Twingo) joined Jagu on the podium. Xavier Briffaud (Mini) was again victorious in Division Three while Xavier Goubill (Peugeot 306) topped Division Four. Chanoine team racer Paul Cocaign took his first victory in the Renault Twingo Cup and Melanie Lefrancois won the Ladies Cup final.
8 September Tamas Karai (Audi A1) wins the Hungarian Rallycross Championship event at Kakucs where he leads home the similar car of Csaba Spitzmuller. Series veteran Zoltan Harsanyi places third in his Mitsubishi Lancer.
8 September Day two of the Titans event at Fuglau results in victory for Timmy Hansen. Having placed fifth on Saturday, Hansen leads all the way on Sunday, is top qualifier, wins semi-final one and then takes the final. Round seven winner Heikkinen wins semi two and then chases Hansen home to place second ahead of Kevin Hansen. Craig Breen (fourth for the second time in the weekend) Tamara Molinaro and Jerome Grosset-Janin complete the order, the latter a non-finisher in the Saturday final. The ’SuperTouringCar’ support event is won by Jos Sterkens in his Ford Escort Mk1.
8 September The fifth round of the Argentine Rallycross Championship takes place at General Roca. Following Nicolas Fuchs’ breakthrough win in round four at Posadas last month, Mario Terraza (VW Gol) takes his second victory in the series (after Rosario). Terraza is chased home in the final by Alonso Etchebest (Peugeot 208) and series favourite Federico Villagra (Ford Fiesta). The Maxi Rally Light category is won by Cesar Folledo (Palio) while the Group N class is won by rally man Gustavo Trelles (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo).« Previous Post Next Post »