ALL-INKL for electric World RX. Peu is French Champion.
Seven days in rallycross 27 October
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21 October / The FIA World Rallycross Championship announces that ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport will return to then championship full-time in 2021 when the series makes the switch to electric cars. ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport first entered World RX with René Münnich on home soil at the Estering midway through the series’ inaugural season in 2014, with the German already a regular on the FIA European Rallycross Championship package since 2007. The Saxony-based outfit has become a stalwart of the rallycross scene at both World and European level, fielding cars for Munnich, 2015 Euro RX Supercar Champion Tommy Rustad, double DTM Champion Timo Scheider and World RX event-winner Reinis Nitiss among others. “We are delighted to be entering two cars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2022. Rene strongly believes in the new promoter’s vision for a more sustainable future. As a team, we are very open and enthusiastic about embracing new technologies, and rallycross is the ideal discipline for electrification. For us, it makes complete sense to sign up right from the start of World RX’s exciting new dawn, alongside our continuing commitment to the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s combustion-powered Euro RX1 category,” said Team Manager Dominik Greiner.
24 October / Johan Kristoffersson and Molly Taylor win the fourth Extreme E event of the year in Sardinia. It is the third win of the year for the Rosberg X Racing duo. Current World Rallycros Champion Kristoffersson was flanked by former title holder Mattias Ekstrom (and Jutta Kleinschmidt) and 2021 title rival Kevin Hansen (and Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky) on the podium.
24 October / Samuel Peu takes the French Rallycross Championship title for the second time after placing second, but ahead of title rival Romauld Delaunay, in the series finale at Faleyras. The Rallycross France season concluded in Bordeaux where Andrea Dubourg (Peugeot 2087) joined the field at his home event and took victory on the day. The qualifying heats were dominated by new FIA European RX3 Champion Yury Belevskiy who was fastest in all four heats to be top qualifier in his Audi S1. An off in the semi-final brought an early end to Belevskiy’s day. Peu did what he needed to do on the day, placing second in the final with Delaunay third, and added the 2021 crown to the version won in 2019.
In Super1600 champion-elect Jimmy Terpereau arrived with a Citroen DS3 for the series finale and placed third on the day at Nicolas Eouzan (Renault Twingo) collected his first win the class ahead of Anthony Paillardon (Skoda Fabia). Edgar Maloigne took the event win in the Renault Clio-based Junior Championship but third place was sufficient for David Bouet to clinch the title. Alizee Poitier took her fourth event of the year in the Coupe Feminine but second place in the final round was enough for Camille Barbe to secure the title and win a drive in the Junior series for 2022. The Division Three title was wrapped up by Benoit Morel (Ford Fiesta) who put the crown beyond reach of his rivals in the semi-finals. Alexandre Janot (Audi A1) was the winner on the day. In Division Four the title battle went to the last laps of the final in which Anthony Maudit (Renault Clio) took the win while rival Jean-Francois Blaise (Clio) crashed out, Maudit thus taking the crown. Tony Bardeau was second in the final with Jessica Tarriere making the podium for the third successive event.
24 October / Zbigniew Staniszewski (Fiesta) is confirmed as the Polish champion in the final round of the series.
26 October / Loheac RX announces that it has decided to host a round of the French Rallycross Championship in 2022. The short statement does not explicitly say the venue will not be part of the World Championship, but as it traditionally organises just one event a year, that much appears a foregone conclusion.
27 October / Jack Thorne will return to the Supercar class of the British Rallycross Championship after buying a Peugeot 208 from Albatec Racing. Thorne, who has previously raced in Super1600 and Supercar, has bought the car used by Andy Scott in the opening round of the 5 Nations BRX series earlier this year. He plans to race it for the first time at the Lydden double-header next weekend.
27 October / Swedish Rallycross Championship class winner Klara Andersson is among the driver to take part in the Extreme E rookie test in Sardinia. Following a strong performance in RX2e at Spa-Francorchamps recently, Andersson drove with the ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team. “Today has been for sure challenging. The car is an absolute beast and the course is really challenging but I’m really enjoying it. This is a new era of motorsport and I’m really happy to be a part of and get some miles in the car and learn some things … this is my first step into Extreme E and this is a dream I’ve had for quite some time. I’ve watched the races really closely and rallycross may be my passion but this is on my list also so I’m super happy to be here and try the car and see what it’s about,” said Andersson. Norwegian Rallycross Championship race Heda Hosas was scheduled to take part in the test but was unable to drive after the Veloce team car was crashed heavily by Stephane Sarrazin in Sunday event.
27 October / Double NASCAR champion Kyle Busch is to take part in the third Nitro Rallycross event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on 13-14 November. Busch will drive the new ZipRecruiter-sponsored #GoNitro car in Nitro RX’s Supercar class.
This weekend / RX Portugal moves to Castelo Branco for its final round of the season. The CEZ and RX Italia season conclude at Maggiora and the Irish Championship returns to action at Mondello Park.
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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