#YellowSquad goes RX2. Galli again in Italy. Irish night race planned.

Seven days in rallycross 7 November

by Rallycross World |

1 November
   The fifth event in the iRacing Rallycross World Championship is run on a virtual Phoenix raceway. Missing from action in the last events, title holder Mitchell de Jong (Coanda Simsport) returned to the series and bagged the win. A good start put de Jong ahead from the start of the final. Yohann Harth led the chase before spinning down the order. Thereafter Josh Fox and Sami-Matti Trogen fought over second. Trogen (SET Esports) placed third and retrains the lead of the series over Fox and Harth.

Rallycross World | iRacing Phoenix Mitchell de Jong

2 November    The final round of RX Italia takes places at Maggiora where the track is run in reverse direction for the sixth even of the year. With technical problems hitting Supercar rival Franco Mollo (Fiesta R5), Gigi Galli (Kia Rio) had no opponents but contented himself with setting fastest times for the reverse direction track as he took the event win to confirm his status as champion. Marco Valezza (Fiesta VI) beat brother Matteo (Citroen Saxo) to regain the Super1600 title  he last held in 2017. The Supertouring class titles were taken by Dutch veteran Jo van de Ven (VW Polo) in the up to two-litre class and Karl Schadenhofer (VW Golf IV) in the over two-litre class. Crosskarts, the best supported class in the series, was won by Marcello Gallo who also became the champion, repeating his 2016 success. RX Italia has also published a six-event schedule for 2020 with events at Maggiora on 13 April 7 June and 18 October and three other rounds at Melk (Austria) on 3 May, Adria 1 August and Ittiri on 13 September.

Rallycross World | RX Italia Maggiora Gigi Galli

5 November   #YellowSquad by Hansen announces that it will take part in RX2 in 2020. Formed by Hansen brothers Timmy and Kevin earlier this year, #YellowSquad has run cross karts in Nordic events in 2019, guding Julius Ljungdahl to the title in RallyX on Ice and enjoying a strong run in RallyX Nordic. The RX2 programme will be accomplished through a link with Team Faren with its team boss Eric Faren heading the operational side of the team. “Timmy and Kevin’s expertise will help the drivers and that will be their focus, while I take care of the operations of the team. By concentrating on the areas we are each best at, we will have a better package for everyone next year,” said Faren.

Rallycross World | #YellowSquad Hansen

7 November     Irish Rallycross Championship announces plans for the final round of the 2019 series to run into darkness at Mondello Park on 24 November. What will be the first night time rallycross to be held in Ireland, will include a full day of racing as the finals from the season opener (abandoned because of snow) will open the event. A full programme of racing will follow in an event that is being seen as crucial for the future of rallycross in Ireland after the planned two-day event in October was cancelled. The announcement also contained a statement saying: “Following consultation with Motorsport Ireland and Mondello Park the Rallycross Commission are delighted to announce a reduced entry fee for this final event of the year, but also for all of next season. Both MI and Mondello Park are fully behind the sport and want to see it grow into the future, starting with a reduced entry fee of €195, they are also keen to welcome new drivers to the thrill of Irish Rallycross.”

Rallycross World | Irish Rallycross Championship IRX Mondello Park
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