Lineups for FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017 season are coming together (with more to follow):
Volkswagen RX Sweden: Petter Solberg, Johan Kristoffersson
MJP Racing Team Austria: Kevin Eriksson, Timo Scheider
Team Peugeot Hansen: Timmy Hansen, Kevin Hansen, Sébastien Loeb
EKS: Mattias Ekström, Topi Heikkinen, Reinis Nitišs
Hoonigan Racing Division: Ken Block, Andreas Bakkerud
No confirmation from Olsbergs MSE, which also provides all cars for RX2 championship (formerly known as RX Lites) and competes in Red Bull Global Rallycross championship as well. In season 2016 they had Niclas Grönholm, son of the two times World Rally Championship Champion Marcus Grönholm and Kevin Eriksson, which is now a part of MJP Racing, so there will definitely be changes in the Olsbergs’s lineup.
The 2016 WorldRX Team Austria (now MJP Racing Team Austria) duo Timur Timerzyanov and Janis Baumanis are still without a team, but are expected to announce shortly, at least for Baumanis, based on his latest social media posts.
UPDATE: STARD (Stohl Racing) will be entering the WorldRX with Jānis Baumanis and Timur Timerzyanov!
Nevertheless, there are a few things certain with already formed lineups – plenty of action packed in a few moments, Andrew Coley’s commentary to make it even more spectacular, powerful cars, amazing drivers, all combined to make an interesting season ahead, are you excited as we are?
2017 WORLD RX CALENDAR:
- SPAIN – BARCELONA – 1/2 APRIL
- PORTUGAL – MONTALEGRE – 22/23 APRIL
- GERMANY – HOCKENHEIM – 5/6/7 MAY
- BELGIUM – METTET – 13/14 MAY
- GREAT BRITAIN – LYDDEN HILL – 27/28 MAY
- NORWAY – HELL – 10/11 JUNE
- SWEDEN – HOLJES – 1/2 JULY
- CANADA – TROIS-RIVIERES – 5/6 AUGUST
- FRANCE – LOHEAC – 2/3 SEPTEMBER
- LATVIA – RIGA – 16/17 SEPTEMBER
- GERMANY – ESTERING – 30 SEPTEMBER/01 OCTOBER
- SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN – 11/12 NOVEMBER
What is WorldRX?
For those, not so familiar with this great motorsport, here are a few facts that might convince you to check it out:
(infographic from fiaworldrallycross.com)
Find detailed info about cars and at race format at: http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/education