Mate Benyo grabs Hugarian title in Nyirad washout. Brandt is DRX champ.

Seven days in rallycross 27 September

by Rallycross World |

21 September / Rallycross LV will promote an NEZ rallycross event at Bikernieki on 14 October.

Rallycross World | NEZ Rallycross, Bikernieki

22 September / Mygale announces that Hansen Motorsport will be its distributor for the ‘Scandinavian countries’. The announcement follows a victory by Timmy Hansen in a Swedish championship event at Kinnekulle driving a Mygale XC04.

Rallycross World | Timmy Hansen, Mygale cross car

24 September / Germany’s DRX series reached its conclusion at Schluchtern where Dietmar Brandt (Audi S3) was fastest in all three heats and won the final to put his name to the title. Belgian Yorick Maeyninckx (Volvo 240) dominated DRX2 setting fastest times in each of the three heats and then running clear of Bart Bel (BMW E30) to win the final. Championship honours in the combined two-wheel section were collected by Sven Seeliger (Fiesta) who romped home the winner of DRX4 on the day. Sem Peters (JvdC) took a narrow Cross Car win over Erik Flashar (Peters), Flashar emerging as the champion in the class. Daniel Habicht (BMW E3) won DRXN1 and Mika Henning (Volkswagen Polo) was best in DRXN2, also winning the Junior championship.

Rallycross World | Dietmar Brandt, Audi S3, DRX
Rallycross World | Sven Seeliger, Ford Fiesta, DRX
Rallycross World | Mika Henning, VW Polo, DRX

24 September / Heavy rain forced the abandonment of the event at Nyirad. A qualifying event of the Hungarian, Slovakian, Austrian, Czech and CEZ championships the event, the Stewards stopped the event because of the weather conditions and after consulting with drivers who said it was not safe to continue racing. Results were based on the intermediate classification after the third heat. Results were as mixed as the weather, but after three heats Mate Benyo (Peugeot 208) was top of the heap in Supercar, fastest in the first heat and finally just one point clear of Alois Holler (Fiesta). Ales Fucik (Polo) was third having been fastest in H2 while Slovakian racer Miroslav Pospichal (Skoda Fabia) was fastest in the third heat and placed fourth. The win is enough for Benyo to secure the Hungarian title. A week after crashing out at Slomczyn, Lukasz Zoll (Volvo S40) took the SuperTouringCar +2000 event win while Roman Castoral (Opel Astra) topped the -2000 group and Marek Micik (Skoda Felicia) was best of the -1600 runners. Balazs Kormoczi (Polo) was unbeaten in Super1600, winning all three heats to collect the win ahead of Lithuanian visitor Rytis Gurklys (Audi A1). In the Hungarian national classes the winners were Bence Szabo (Junior), Bence Varkonyi (MX5), Bulcsu Szabo (Magya Cup), Zsombor Pinter (Hankook Racer Cup), Kristof Csuti (Cross Car) and Gergely Kailbach (Astra Cup).

Rallycross World | Strebinger, VW Polo, Nyirad

This weekend / The Portuguese championship makes its second visit of the year to Sever do Vouga for the 50th rallycross event at the venue. The Spanish CERX series is scheduled to join for the weekend. Estonian racers get one last final fling for the year at the Raassilla Grand Prix on Saturday.

pics: World RX, Red Bull media pool, Mygale, Nyirad Racing Center/, DRX,

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