Kristoffersson takes World RX title in final round thriller. De Ridder is RX2e champ.
Seven days in rallycross 1 December
by Rallycross World |
25 November / Rallycross France reveals the calendar for the 2022 Championnat de France de Rallycross. The series is scheduled to run over eight weekends from the beginning of May to mid-October and includes Loheac which recently withdrew from the World Championship in favour of running a national event.
27 November / The first day of a world RX double-header at the Nurburgring goes to Johan Kristoffersson (Audi S1). Kristoffersson’s win in the snowy event, together with the disqualification of series leader Timmy Hansen (Peugeot 208) from the final closed the points gap between the two from 17 to four points entering the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship the next day. Hansen had placed second on the podium, but that place was handed to Yury Belevskiy (Audi S1). The recently crowned FIA European Rallycross Champion in RX3 made a superb World RX debut, driving to third place and then being promoted to second. The shuffle in the final order brought Krisztian Szabo (Hyundai i20) on to the podium in third place. Niclas Gronholm (Hyundai i20), who had lost out in the incident that cost Hansen his position was classified fourth. Enzo Ide (Audi S1) was also disqualified for his part in the first lap incident.
28 November / Johan Kristoffersson becomes the FIA World Rallycross Champion for the fourth time after placing third in the final round of the championship at the Nurburbring. Niclas Gronholm wins the event, his third victory of the year, and is joined on the podium by Kevin Hansen who led during the early stages of the final. Timmy Hansen is fourth, ahead of Guerlain Chicherit (Renault Megane) who had a strong return to the series, and Enzo Ide. The midfield finishing places for Kristoffersson and Timmy Hansen left the pair with equal points at the head of the championship. With the two Swedes tied on 217 points each, the title was decided on the number of events achieved by each, thus Kristoffersson, with three wins against Hansen’s two, took the title.
Guillaume De Ridder kept his cool in the RX2e battle, leading home Jesse Kallio to take this third event win of the year and become the first driver to win an all-electric FIA Rallycross Championship.
1 December / DRX publishes dates for the 2022 German Rallycross Championship. The Deutsche Rallycross Meisterschaft will be run over eight event from May to October and plans to include rounds in Belgium and Holland.
This weekend / Not quite the last rallycross event of the year, but as Europe heads into the workshops for winter, Nitro Rallycross wraps up its first full season with round five in Florida. A handful of rallycross drivers will be in action on ice and snow in the Andros Trophy which starts this weekend.
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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