9 October Lydden Hill announces a four-round Winter RX Series. For many years a mainstay of activities at Lydden, a winter rallycross championship has been missing from the venue for a number of years. The revived series will start on 9 November with a second event on 7 December and two more dates yet to be confirmed set for early 2020. Regulations for the championship describe classes for four-wheel drive cars, two-wheel drive cars split at 1600cc, Retro/Classic cars and Junior Rallycross.
12 October The annual NGK Masters folk race in Sweden again attracts some toppling rallycross names, many of them returning to their roots for a day of hyper-competitive racing in the low-cost formula. The seniors and ladies races are run on Saturday with Sebastian Eriksson and Sandra Hultgren emerging as the winners. Eriksson claimed his third win in the event by outrunning double World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson in the final. Hultgren won through to the A final from the B final and then cut through traffic in a busy first lap to grab the lead and drive away for her fourth win. Juniors raced on Sunday when Hugo Saaf beat 100 rivals to take the win. Watch the event here.
12 October Mitchell De Jong wins the second round of iRacing’s Rallycross World Championship, the online racing series featuring a virtual course at Daytona. De Jong (Coanda Simsport) took the win ahead of Yohann Harth (who races for Patrik Sandell’s Subaru Winter Experience team) and round one winner Sami-Matti Trogen (SET Esports). De Jong leads Trogen by seven points in the series which moves to Sonoma this Saturday.
13 October The final round of the French Rallycross Championship takes place on the Circuit Philippe Chanoine at Dreux. With the title decided in the eighth and penultimate round, champion-elect Samuel Peu (Peugeot 208) was able to race freely and took his third win of the year. Fabien Chanoine (Renault Clio) enjoyed his best result of the season on home ground while Fabien Pailler (208) completed the podium.
Yuri Belevskiy (Audi A1) makes a one-off appearance in the series and took a comfortable win over Jimmy Terpereau (Citroen C2) and Martin Masse (Renault Clio). Lucas Darmezin took his first win in the Twingo Cup series where Dylan Dufas became the champion. Melanie Lefrancoix won the Ladies section in which Alizee Pottier is the champion. David Vincent (Renault Clio) wins the Division Three final and the championship while Xavier Goubill (Peugeot 306) does the same in Division Four. The event features night racing and also the public launch of the new Renault Clio V RX which will form the basis of the Junior Championship in 2020. Launched in July, the car is conceived to be used in racing, rallies and rallycross with a adaptation kit to prepare it for the different disciplines.« Previous Post Next Post »