14 December The DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series semi-finals are run to decide the six players who will go through to the final of the rallycross competition to be run at Autosport International in January.
15 December The final round of the Argentine Rallycross Championship is won by Peruvian racer Nicolas Fuchs (Ford Fiesta), the victory enough to secure him the CARX crown which combines Argentine and regional South American titles. Second place was taken by Gaston Gonzalez (VW Polo) with former champion Federico Villagra Fiesta) in third. The event was run at Concepcion del Uruguay with most of the running condensed into a single day after heavy rain forced Saturday to be abandoned on safety grounds. Fuchs took the title in the Maxi Rally Turbo category, Villagra second in the championship and Mariano Terraza third in his VW Gol.
The Maxi Rally Light event win was taken by Cesar Folledo (Fiat Palio). A tactical run to fourth in the final was enough for German Alvarez (Peugeot 207) to secure the championship ahead of Martin Aranzabe (Fiesta) who was fifth in the final. Uruguayan Gustavo Trelles (Mitusbishi Lancer) won both the final and the championship title in the RC2N category, Diego Levy (Lancer) finishing second to Trelles on the road and in the championship.
16 December What do rallycross drivers do in the off-season? Check out the latest Bakkerud Life to see what Norway’s leading rallycross star is up to.
18 December The online presence of Britain’s motor sport bible Autosport publishes a Projekt E test drive story. British journalist Hal Ridge is entrusted with the car at Greinbach in Austria. See the full story here.
20 December RallyX Nordic announces that it will run a Junior CrossCar category within the five-weekend, eight-event schedule published last month. The Junior CrossCar series will be open to driver from 12 to 16-years-old driving 600cc/80bhp buggies. “We are delighted to see CrossCar Junior join the RallyX Nordic package next year. I have no doubt it will be a great addition … and lowering RallyX Nordic’s minimum entry age by four years will open it up to a great many promising young talents,” said Marko Jokinen, one of the main players in bringing the CrossCar concept to Scandinavia.
20 December Polish company Rallytechnology becomes the second team to sign-up to Projekt E and will contest the series with two cars. “Our company became successful by building and racing group N rallycars. We want to be building our own cars again, which is possible in Projekt E,” said Rallytechnology boss Robert Gabryszewski. “You can put the EV powertrain easily into a R5 rolling chassis with the support STARD provides, and this is exactly our solution. The cost of the complete car is then marginally higher than one of our three R5s but considering the very low running cost of the Projekt E car, and our optimized structure, I expect we can offer very competitive packages.” Projekt E will begin at Spa-Francorchamps on 16-17 May.« Previous Post Next Post »