Kristoffersson’s Arvika blitz. “CSUCSU” in Hungary. Kask wins in Estonia.

Seven days in rallycross 12 August

by Rallycross World |

7 August    A late change in the COVID-19 control measures for County Kildare forces the last-minute cancellation of the second round of the Irish Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park which was scheduled for Sunday 9 August.

Rallycross World | Irish RX, Mondello Park

8 August   Piiroja hosts the third round of the Estonian Rallycross Championship, Est Rallikross where Arvo Kask (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) takes his first win of the year ahead Raini Roomets (Skoda Fabia) and Seido Nommkula (Peugeot 207). Andri Oun (Ford Fiesta) retains his points lead in the series despiute non-finishing the final in which fourth and fifth places were taken by Ainar Arula (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) and Valdur Reinsalu (Ford Ka). Janno Ligur (Skoda Fabia) wins in Super1600 while Martin Juga (Lada Samara) wins the Junior 1600 class, Rommi Pukk (BMW 120) is best of the TouringCar field and Timo Laapotti (Speedcar Xtreme) lead an all Finnish podium in Crosskart ahead of compatriots Antti Suutarinen and Jarkko Aronen. Joosep Ralf Nogene (Speedcar) is best of the Junior field.

Rallycross World | Estonian Rallycross, EST Rallikross

9 August    Johan Kristoffersson wins thew third round of the RallyX Nordic series at the Westombanan. A strong performance on his home track meant Kristoffersson retained his unbeaten record in Arvika. Oliver Eriksson initially challenged Kristoffersson but slipped back to third as Linus Westman grabbed second place. Fraser McConnell had led the chase of Kristoffersson in Q1 and Q2 but lost out in the first corner jostling in the final and placed fifth, behind Peter Hedstrom. Anders Michalak completed the order.

Rallycross World | Johan Kristoffersson, RallyX Nordic, SM Rallycross, Arvika

Henrik Krogstad delivered #YellowSquad’s first Supercar Lites victory leading home Jesse Kallio and Martin Enlund. Patrick Hallberg won the senior Crosskart final and Alex Gustafsson was best of the Junior racers.

Rallycross World | Henrik Krogstad, RallyX Nordic, SM Rallycross, Arvika

The Arvika event piggy-backed the final round of the national Swedish Rallycross Championship, SM Rallycross. For the two-wheel drive classes that make up the backbone of the series this was the third weekend of racing, for the Supercars and Lites the second after Holjes in July. Kristoffersson’s success allowed him to collect his first Swedish Rallycross title with Oliver Eriksson second and absentee Robin Larsson third. The Lites title was collected by Linus Ostlund ahead of Simon Olofosson. The closest of the championship was the Junior ‘JSM’ title in which Filip Martinsson (BME E36) survived mechanical dramas in the final to take the title by a single point over Klara Andersson (BMW 120) and Alexander Jeppsson (BMW 325). Per-Erik Blomkvist (Volvo S40) is the Supernational champion for 2020 and the 2400 and 2150cc titles were won by Per Berglund (Volvo S40) and Bjorn Alvarsson (Porsche 944) respectively.

Rallycross World | SM Rallycross, JSM, Arvika

9 August    “CSUCSU” wins the second round of the Hungarian Rallycross Championship on the Rabocsiring at Mariapocs. There are 11 starters in the Supercar category and “CSUCSU” is never out of the top six all day; fourth at the intermediate and second in semi-final two before moving ahead to win the final in his Citroen DS3. Attila Mozer (Perigeot 208) and Zoltan Harsanyi (Mitsubishi E10) complete the podium. Balazs Kormoczi (Suzuki Swift) wins the Super1600 section, and former Euro RX racer “Luigi” wins the Swift-based hybrid cartegory. The TouringCar (Supernational) section offers classes for 1600cc, 2000cc and over 2000cc which are won respectively by Gyorgy Makai (Suzuki Swift), Roman Castoral (Opel Astra) and Zoltan Koncseg (BMW E46).

Rallycross World | CSUCSU, Mariapocs, Rabocsiring

9 August    The Austrian Championship completes a two-day visit to the MJP Racing Arena at Fuglau where rounds three and four are completed in a double-header weekend. Supercars are thin on the ground on both days Alois Holler (Ford Fiesta) beats Tristan Ekker (VW Polo). The TitansRX Cup Austria runs at the events where Kris Rosenberger is the winner on both days. Double wins is pretty much the pucture of the weekend; Erwin Frieszl (Peugeot 208) takes the Super1600 victory on both days, while Raphael Dirnberger (Skoda Fabia) SuperTouring (Supernational) 1600cc, Dominik Jordanich (Honda Civic) 2000cc each win both days as does Peter Ramler, the former Supercar racer top of a slim Kartcross category.

12 August    The Norwegian ASN, the NBF, provides information to say that NM Rallycross events will run in 2020 despite regulations restricting the number of people at tracks not being relaxed. It had been hoped that the limit would be raised to 500, but the 200 maximum has remained in place. The Gardemoen event on 5-6 September will go ahead but split over two days with some categories running on Saturday and others on Sunday, the first day’s teams leaving the venue after racing on Saturday. Updates for the events at Grenland and Momarken are expected soon.

Rallycross World | NM Rallycross, Gardemoen

Calendar    This weekend focus your attention on the delayed first round of the Polish Rallycross Championship which also hosts the CEZ series at Slomczyn and the Baltic Cup in a big weekend at Vilkycia in Lithuania.We are doing the best to keep our calendar of events and where you can watch rallycross in 2020 up to date for you. Postponed and cancelled events remain shown but marked as a record of the carnage wrought on the 2020 schedule by Covid-19.

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