World RX R1 entries. CARX goes capital. Luigi, Oss and Minnikhanov win.

Seven days in rallycross 30 June

by Rallycross World |

25 June  /  CARX, the Argentina and South American Rallycross Championship announces that its next event will take place on 3-4 July at the Autodromo de Buenos Aires Oscar y Juan Galvez. The rallycross series will share the bill with TopRace circuit race categories, this will be the first time the rallycross series has appeared within the capital city. The circuit will include the Ascari and Senna corners of the track which previously hosted Argentina’s F1 event.

Rallycross World | PISTA-CARX-BSAS-DIURNA-2021-1-pdf

26 June  /  the Eurocircuit and the NRV in the Netherlands announce that relaxtion of  COVID-19 control measures means that they will be able to run the 14-15 August event on the Eurocircuit at Valkenswaard.

Rallycross World | Eurocircuit Valkenswaard_4Z0A2897-1536x1024

26 June  /  Edijs Oss (Skoda Fabia) took his second consecutive win of the year in the Estonian Rallycross Championship. Round two of Est Rallikross took place on the Misso Rallycross Track where Oss survived a day of mixed weather and close racing to lead home Mart Tikkerbar (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) and Seido Nommkula in Lepp Motorsport’s Peugeot 208. Arvo Kask (Skoda Fabia) took the Super1600 win ahead of Kevin Allik (Mitsubishi Colt) and Indrek Ilves (VW Golf). Stein Karu (Audi Coupe) was best of the TouringCar field and was joined on the podium by Kristaps Grunte (BMW 120) and Rauno Rappu (Lada 2106). Crosskart was again the best contested class and was won by Finn Pasi Penttinen. The visitor led home Sten Oja and Eero Nogene, all of the top three racing Speedcar Wonders, the new FIA Cross Car spec car from the Spanish manufacturer. Janis Baumanis placed fourth in a Semog Bravo, just ahead of Janno Ligur (Speedcar Xtreme).

Rallycross World | Est RX, Misso, Edijs Oss

27 June  /  Hungarian racer Luigi continued his spectacular winning streak by taking victory at Sosnova in the Czech Republic. The CEZ qualifying event also counted for the Czech, Austrian, Slovakian and Polish national championships. Luigi was fastest in the first qualifier before CEZ champ Zbigniew Staniszewski (Fiesta) was fastest in the second and third qualifiers to be top qualifier. Staniszewski fell back to fourth in the final in which Luigi led home Marcin Gagacki (VW Polo) and Marcin Wicik (Ford Focus).  Jan Ratajsky (Skoda Fabia) was best of the Super1600 field, leading home Dominik Senegacnik (VW Polo) and Balazs Kormoczi (Sukuki Swift). Europe’s popular SuperTouringCar class was present and split into the usual three engine capacity groups. Radek Dvorak (Skoda Fabia) was best of the up to 1600cc runners, the evergreen Roman Castoral (Opel Astra) bagged yet another win in the up to 2000cc split, Jakub Kowalzyk (Honda Civic) leading the chase. Austrian Stefan Kellner (Renault Megane) won the over 2000cc class, Lukasz Zoll second in his Volvo S40 on a day when class favourite Pawel Melon (BMW M2) placed fifth. The Czech Republic’s burgeoning historic champiopnship was also present, veteran racer Pavel Koutny winning the 1600cc class in his Skoda 130 LR while the over 1600cc class was claimed by Jiri Matejka (Skoda Felicia) and David Mach won the thin 4×4 class in his Mitsubishi Lancer E7.

Rallycross World | Luigi, Gagacki, CEZ, Sosnova

27 June  /  Round three of the Russian Rallycross Championship took place at Igora Drive, the new venue to the north of St Petersburg that appeared on the original calendar for the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship. In its first competitive event the new venue hosted a busy ралли-кросс россии Rallycross Russia event in which Rais Minnikhanov (Citroen DS3) won the SuperAuto class from Evgeniy Zhivotov (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) and Igor Plotnikov (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo). European Championship regular Marat Knyazev (Renault Clio) won the Super1600 final ahead of Alexander Tikhonov and Maxim Simonov. Rais Minnikhanov placed fourth here before going on to take the Supercar win. Mikhail Simonov beat Egor Sanin to win the national class which had 27 starters, and Rais Minnikhanov returned to the top step of the podium after winning the D2N class final. Vladimir Yurchenko won the Junior final.

30 June  /  The entry list for the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is published and reveals 17 starters for the Friday-Saturday event in Barcelona. World RX of Catalunya also includes the first round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for RX3, the field there also numbering 17 cars. Title holder Johan Kristoffersson leads the World RX field with 2019 champion Timmy Hansen also present. The RX3 (Super1600) title was not awarded in 2020, but the driver leading the points chase when the axe fell, Yury Belevskiy is back to try again. The entry list for the FIA RX2e series will be published later.

Rallycross World | World RX, Catalunya, Barcelona

30 June / The FIA RX2e Championship announces that Fraser McConnell will drive in the opening round of the series at Barcelona. The Jamaican won the ARX2 title in 2019 and has recently been successful racing a Supercar in RallyX Nordic. “This championship is really pushing the boundaries of electric technology in sport, and we have already seen that these machines can produce quality racing. This is the future of rallycross, so I want to get a head-start!” said McConnell.

Rallycross World | Fraser McConnell, RX2e

This weekend  /  A fairly quiet weekend for national racing, RX Portugal continues at Sever do Vouga, and CARX hits Buenos Aires, otherwise not a lot happening, so perhaps a quick look back at last week in France.

For our full guide of where to watch rallycross this year see the link below. This is updated regularly but remember to check with event organisers before travelling, even if events are on there may be restrictions on public access.

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