2014 World RX of Portugal

The 2014 World RX of Portugal was the opening round of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship and the first ever round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in the Portuguese border town of Montalegre. Four of the seven stages of the round, including the final, were won by 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg, with the young guns Bakkerud and Nitišs rounding out the podium for Olsbergs MSE.

2014 World RX of Portugal
Round 1 of 12 in the
2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date3-4 May 2014
LocationMontalegre, Portugal
VenuePista Automóvel de Montalegre
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1Russia Timur Timerzyanov
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2Russia Timur Timerzyanov
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 3Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX
Heat 4Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1Latvia Reinis Nitišs
Olsbergs MSE
Semi-Final 2Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX
Final
FirstNorway Petter Solberg
PSRX
SecondNorway Andreas Bakkerud
Olsbergs MSE
ThirdLatvia Reinis Nitišs
Olsbergs MSE

HeatsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Car H1 H2 H3 H4 Pts
1 1   Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 16
2 11   Petter Solberg PSRX Citroën DS3 2nd 16th 1st 1st 15
3 15   Reinis Nitišs Ford Fiesta ST Ford Fiesta 9th 2nd 3rd 4th 14
4 57   Toomas Heikkinen Volkswagen Polo Volkswagen Polo 4th 4th 4th 7th 13
5 92   Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 8th 3rd 6th 6th 12
6 3   Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 5th 14th 5th 2nd 11
7 13   Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 3rd 5th 16th 5th 10
8 22   Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels Ford Focus 7th 6th 11th 10th 9
9 12   Alexander Hvaal PSRX Citroën DS3 6th 9th 8th 16th 8
10 47   Ramona Karlsson Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3 15th 12th 10th 9th 7
11 66   Derek Tohill LD Motorsports World RX Citroën DS3 16th 10th 9th 11th 6
12 26   Andy Scott Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 10th 8th 12th 18th 5
13 54   Jos Jansen JJ Racing Ford Focus 14th 11th 18th 14th 4
14 41   Joaquim Santos Joaquim Santos Ford Focus 12th 17th 13th 15th 3
15 21   Bohdan Ludwiczak Now or Never Ford Fiesta 17th 13th 15th 17th 2
16 6   Alexandre Theuil Alexandre Theuil Citroën DS3 11th 7th 17th 19th 1
17 25   Jacques Villeneuve Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 13th 15th 19th 12th
18 44   Krzysztof Skorupski Monster Energy World RX Citroën DS3 18th 18th 14th 8th
19 33   Liam Doran Monster Energy World RX Citroën DS3 19th 19th 7th 13th

Semi-FinalsEdit

Semi-Final 1Edit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 15   Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE 4:09.108 6
2 13   Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +0.438 5
3 92   Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport +1.718 4
4 1   Timur Timerzyanov Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.032 3
5 66   Derek Tohill LD Motorsports World RX +13.693 2
6 12   Alexander Hvaal PSRX DNF 1

Semi-Final 2Edit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11   Petter Solberg PSRX 4:02.685 6
2 57   Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport +2.917 5
3 22   Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels +10.069 4
4 3   Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +20.372 3
5 54   Jos Jansen JJ Racing +31.207 2
6 47   Ramona Karlsson Eklund Motorsport DNF 1

† Andy Scott was classified overall 12th, however was unable to make the semi-final grid. Jos Jansen was allowed to take his place.

FinalEdit

 
The podium following the final
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11   Petter Solberg PSRX 4:02.081 8
2 13   Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +2.358 5
3 15   Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +3.048 4
4 57   Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport +5.025 3
5 92   Anton Marklund Marklund Motorsport +5.901 2
6 22   Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels +10.790 1

Championship standings after the eventEdit

Pos. Driver Points
1   Petter Solberg 29
2   Reinis Nitišs 24
3   Toomas Heikkinen 21
4   Andreas Bakkerud 20
5   Timur Timerzyanov 19

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results - 2014 World RX of Portugal". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 10 April 2015.

External linksEdit

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2015 World RX of Portugal