The FIA World Rallycross Championship (official abbreviation is World RX) is a rallycross series organised by the FIA in conjunction with series promoters IMG Motorsport.

Format

Regular lap vs. Joker lap (2016 World RX of Norway)
Cars line up on the grid before a Semi-Final
Semi-Final 2 at the 2016 World RX of Portugal

The series currently consists of 12 two-day events driven on closed circuits with mixed surface (mostly asphalt and gravel). Each event consists of:[1]

  • 4 Qualifying heats. In each of the 4 series there are smaller races containing 3 to 5 cars, and the driver with the fastest overall race time after 4 laps (including one so-called Joker Lap) is declared the qualifying winner of Q1, Q2, Q3 and/or Q4. Drivers earn 'intermediate points' based on their positions. After the 4 qualifying series, the points are added up and the 12 drivers with the most points in the 'intermediate standings' move into the next round.
  • 2 Semi-Finals. 6 cars race in each of both semi-finals, which are run over 6 laps (incl. one Joker Lap). The top 3 drivers in each semi-final move into the final round.
  • Final. Like the semi-finals, this race is contested by 6 cars over 6 laps (incl. one Joker Lap). The winner of the final is deemed to be the event winner. However, the final winner has not necessarily claimed the most championship points from the whole event.

Categories

Two classes are currently run, Supercar and RX2. An electric category was planned to be introduced in 2020,[2][3] but it was announced on 16 August 2018 that the introduction of a fully electric Championship would be delayed until 2021[4] to allow manufacturers more time to submit an interest to join following the rules change. The eRX2 was announced on August 1, 2020 to be replacing the RX2 category for the 2021 season.[5]

The Projekt E electric rallycross car

A new electric rallycross car, Projekt E, was revealed in September 2019 at the Riga Motor Museum in Latvia.[6]

Points system

World Championship points are scored as follows:

Points Scale Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th
Heats 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Semi-Finals 6 5 4 3 2 1
Final 8 5 4 3 2 1
  • A red background denotes drivers who did not advance from the round

Drivers

Events

Results

Records correct up to and including the .

Champions

Season Championship for Drivers Championship for Teams
Driver Team Car Team Car
2014 Norway Petter Solberg Sweden PSRX France Citroën DS3 Sweden Olsbergs MSE United States Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Norway Petter Solberg Sweden SDRX France Citroën DS3 Sweden Team Peugeot-Hansen France Peugeot 208
2016 Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden EKS RX Germany Audi S1 Sweden EKS RX Germany Audi S1
2017 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden PSRX Volkswagen Sweden GermanyVolkswagen Polo GTI Sweden PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Germany Volkswagen Polo GTI
2018 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Germany Volkswagen Polo R Sweden PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Germany Volkswagen Polo R
2019 Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Team Hansen MJP France Peugeot 208 Sweden Team Hansen MJP France Peugeot 208
2020 Sweden Johan Kristofferson SwedenVolkswagen RX Sweden GermanyVolkswagen Polo SwedenKYB Team JC GermanyAudi S1


Season RX Lites/RX2 Champions
Driver Team Car
2014 Sweden Kevin Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE OMSE RX Lite Car
2015 Sweden Kevin Hansen Sweden Hansen Junior Team OMSE RX Lite Car
2016 France France OMSE RX Lite Car
2017 France France OMSE RX2 Car
2018 Sweden Sweden OMSE RX2 Car OMSE RX2 Car
2019 Sweden Sweden Olsbergs MSE OMSE RX2 Car

Statistics

Event wins by driver

The drivers champion of the first two seasons, Petter Solberg
2016 champion Mattias Ekström
2017-2018 champion Johan Kristoffersson


Key

Driver is a World Champion
Bold Driver has competed in the 2020 season
Wins Driver First win Last win
24 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 2015 World RX of Portugal
12 Sweden Mattias Ekström 2014 World RX of Sweden
10 Norway Petter Solberg 2014 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Great Britain
Sweden Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy
7 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain
3 Finland Niclas Grönholm
2 France Davy Jeanney 2015 World RX of Germany 2015 World RX of Canada
Finland Toomas Heikkinen 2014 World RX of Belgium 2015 World RX of Belgium
France Sébastien Loeb 2016 World RX of Latvia 2018 World RX of Belgium
1 Sweden Kevin Hansen
Latvia Reinis Nitišs 2014 World RX of Norway 2014 World RX of Norway
United States Tanner Foust 2014 World RX of Finland 2014 World RX of Finland
Sweden Robin Larsson 2015 World RX of Argentina 2015 World RX of Argentina
Sweden Kevin Eriksson 2016 World RX of Germany 2016 World RX of Germany
Russia Timur Timerzyanov
Sweden Sebastian Eriksson

Event podiums by driver

Podiums Driver
36 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
32 Sweden Timmy Hansen
30 Norway Petter Solberg
Norway Andreas Bakkerud
26 Sweden Mattias Ekström
17 France Sébastien Loeb
8 Finland Toomas Heikkinen
Latvia Reinis Nitišs
7 Sweden Kevin Hansen
6 Sweden Robin Larsson
5 Russia Timur Timerzyanov
4 Finland Niclas Grönholm
Sweden Anton Marklund
3 France Davy Jeanney
2 United States Ken Block
United States Tanner Foust
Sweden Kevin Eriksson
Latvia Jānis Baumanis
Germany Timo Scheider
1 United Kingdom Andrew Jordan
United Kingdom Liam Doran
France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg
France Jerome Grosset-Janin
Finland Joni Wiman
Sweden Richard Göransson
Finland
Sweden Sebastian Eriksson

Event wins by car

Wins Car
28 Germany Volkswagen Polo
15 France Peugeot 208
13 Germany Audi S1
9 France Citroën DS3
6 United States Ford Fiesta
4 South Korea Hyundai i20
3 United States Ford Focus
1 Germany Audi A1

Event wins by manufacturer

Wins Manufacture
28 Germany Volkswagen
15 France Peugeot
14 Germany Audi
9 France Citroën
United States Ford
4 South Korea Hyundai

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIA World Rallycross Championship". Fiaworldrallycross.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ridge, Hal. "World Rallycross to introduce electric cars as early as 2020". Autosport.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ "World Rallycross set to add electric cars in future". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  4. ^ "World Rallycross delays electric switch until 2021". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ Lindroos, Pontus (August 1, 2020). "FIA eRX2 Championship Unveiled".
  6. ^ Ridge, Hal (2019-09-13), First Projekt E electric rallycross car unveiled at Latvian WRX, autosport.com, retrieved 2019-09-17
  7. ^ Scammell, David (2 July 2015). "DiRT Rally partners with FIA World Rallycross Championship for World RX update". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved 5 July 2015.

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