Nitro RX: Hansen’s battle, Pastrana’s war. Tohill is British Champion.
Sevenm days in rallycross 8 December
by Rallycross World |
3 December / Derek Tohill is named as the 2021 Motorsport UK British Rallycross Champion. The 5 Nations BRX series was cut short after the loss of the planned event in Belgium, but in announcing that and the champions in the supporting championships, it was not able to name the British Champion because of “an ongoing enquiry by Motorsport UK”. The two-point advantage Tohill held over Ollie O’Donovan at the end of the last event ultimately secured the title. Roberts Vitols took third place in the championship.
5 December / Timmy Hansen wins the final round of the Nitro Rallycross season at the FIRM in North Florida. Hansen made the early running before being passed by Travis Pastrana’s Subaru. the two remained close until the final lap when Hansen retook the lead to win the final ahead of younger brother Kevin, Scott Speed (Subaru) and Pastrana. The result left Pastrana and Speed level on points but with Pastrana claiming the title with two event wins to Speed’s single victory. Timmy Hansen was just one point behind the lead pair in third place.
The NRX Next series again had a double-header event with Sage Karam (Dreyer Reinbold Racing) ahead on both days. Points leader Casper Jansson kept his cool and remained ahead at the end of the weekend, taking the title with his Enlunds Motorsport car. Karam was second in the series with Martin Enlund third. Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky won the side-by-side support race in her first start in the category.
5 December / The first round of the Trophee Andros season takes place at Val-Thorens and defending champion JB Dubourg (Renault Zoe) wins the first final of the new season. To be run over five weekends until the end of January the Andros Trophy has two events each weekend, the second of the Val-Thorens rounds being won by Aurelien Panis. As usual rallycross drivers made their presence felt, former European Champion Eddy Benezet won the Elite category on both days. Clementine Lhoste was best of the female drivers and rallycross France Junior race winner Edgar Maloigne was sixth each day. The series moves to Andorra on 17-18 December.
7 December / CARX announces the date for the final round of the Argentine and South American Rallycross Championship which will take place at Concepcion del Uruguay over the weekend of 17-19 December. The series will share the venue with the TCR South America race series.
7 December / RX Italia releases its dates for the 2022 season. The Campionato Italiano Rallycross will run over six events beginning at the new Ittiri venue in March.
This weekend / The Irish Rallycross Championship concludes at Mondello Park on Sunday. Newly crowned British Champion Derek Tohill leads the way but Declan Kelly has been inching closer in his similar Fiesta.
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