14 February Rising Finnish star Jesse Kallio confirms that he will return to the RX2 series this year. The 20-year-old switched to RX2 in 2019 after a year in the FIA European Championship for Super1600 where he won the Norwegian event and placed sixth at the end of the year. Third in the 2019 RX2 series after losing second place when electrical problem struck his car in the final event, Kallio will start among the favourites in 2020 when double champion Oliver Eriksson will move on from the one-make series. “The calibre of the competition looks set to be exceptionally high again and that means consistency will be key in the championship battle. The continuity in remaining with OMSE is definitely an advantage in that respect. They have so much experience in the sport, and we established a very strong relationship last year so I’m really excited to work with all the guys again,” said Kallio.
18 February TitansRX launches a five-weekend, ten-event Supercar Cup to run as a support series to the seven-weekend TitansRX series. The Supercar Cup will be supported by ALL-INKL.COM and plans a race format in which points are awarded for finishing position in each qualifying race with additional points for the fastest overall time. The Cup will appear at the MJP Arena in Austria, Nyirad in Hungary, Essay in France, Estering in Germany and the final at Nyirad.
18 February Fabien Chanoine sets out the expectations and plans for the 2020 Rallycross France season. Chanoine will again drive the Renault Clio Supercar in which he placed fourth in the 2019 series, a result he describes as disappointing: “I wasn’t at the right level last season and we deserve our fourth place. I’m a competitor and it’s been a while since I’ve been on the podium. I finished with two vice-champion titles from France, so I was a little disappointed with this fourth place,” He said. Chanoine hopes an engine update to his Clio will help him win the French title this year. Alongside his own campaign Chanoine Motorsport Academy will field cars for Anais Gaussens and Laurine Olivier in the Coupe de France Feminine as well as entries for Paul Cocaign and Baptiste Menez, who have both won events in the Twingo series.
20 February Rallycross France champion in 2018, Antoine Masse will focus his attention on developing Masse Motorsport in 2020. The Frenchman raced just twice in 2019 but was present in the French championship working with Dorian Deslandes who placed third in Division Four and won the event at Faleyras in his Peugeot 208. This year Masse will formalise and expand his team operation focusing on the Championnat de France Junior FFSA de Rallycross where he will continue to work with Deslandes. Masse Motorsport will also field Sophie Joram in the Coupe de France Feminine.
21 February Last year Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy drove in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Barcelona. The TV show featuring that event will air for the first time on Friday 21 February on the MotorTrend channel. In the UK there’s currently a free trial offer for the on-demand service, go to motortrendondemand.com to check availability where you live.« Previous Post Next Post »