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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.

FIA World Rallycross Championship
Fia-world-rallycross-championship logo.jpg
CategorySupercars
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2014
Tire suppliersCooper
Drivers' championSweden Johan Kristoffersson
Makes' championSweden PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Official websitewww.fiaworldrallycross.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

FormatEdit

 
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.

CategoriesEdit

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 Projekt E electric rallycross car

A new electric rallycross car, Projekt E, was revealed in September 2019 at the Riga Motor Museum in Latvia.[5]

Points systemEdit

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

DriversEdit

EventsEdit

ResultsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Event wins by driverEdit

 
The drivers champion of the first two seasons, Petter Solberg
 
2016 champion Mattias Ekström


Key

Driver is a World Champion
Bold Driver has competed in the 2019 season
Wins Driver First win Last win
20   Johan Kristoffersson 2015 World RX of Portugal 2018 World RX of South Africa
10   Petter Solberg 2014 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Great Britain
  Mattias Ekström 2014 World RX of Sweden 2017 World RX of Germany
9   Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy 2019 world RX of Latvia
7   Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain 2019 World RX of Canada
2   Davy Jeanney 2015 World RX of Germany 2015 World RX of Canada
  Toomas Heikkinen 2014 World RX of Belgium 2015 World RX of Belgium
  Sébastien Loeb 2016 World RX of Latvia 2018 World RX of Belgium
1   Kevin Hansen 2019 World RX of Abu Dhabi 2019 World RX of Abu Dhabi
  Reinis Nitišs 2014 World RX of Norway 2014 World RX of Norway
  Tanner Foust 2014 World RX of Finland 2014 World RX of Finland
  Robin Larsson 2014 World RX of Argentina 2014 World RX of Argentina
  Kevin Eriksson 2016 World RX of Germany 2016 World RX of Germany
  Timur Timerzyanov 2019 World RX of Belgium 2019 World RX of Belgium
  Niclas Grönholm 2019 World RX of Norway 2019 World RX of Norway
  Sebastian Eriksson 2019 World RX of Sweden 2019 World RX of Sweden

Event podiums by driverEdit

Podiums Driver
30   Petter Solberg
29   Johan Kristoffersson
29   Andreas Bakkerud
28   Timmy Hansen
22   Mattias Ekström
17   Sébastien Loeb
8   Toomas Heikkinen
  Reinis Nitišs
5   Robin Larsson
  Kevin Hansen
4   Timur Timerzyanov
3   Davy Jeanney
  Anton Marklund
  Niclas Grönholm
2   Ken Block
  Tanner Foust
  Kevin Eriksson
  Janis Baumanis
1   Andrew Jordan
  Liam Doran
  Timo Scheider
  Jean-Baptiste Dubourg
  Jerome Grosset-Janin
  Joni Wiman
  Richard Göransson
  Sebastian Eriksson

Event wins by carEdit

Wins Car
24   Volkswagen Polo
14   Peugeot 208
11   Audi S1
9   Citroën DS3
6   Ford Fiesta
3   Ford Focus
2   Hyundai i20
1   Audi A1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Ridge, Hal (2019-09-13), First Projekt E electric rallycross car unveiled at Latvian WRX, autosport.com, retrieved 2019-09-17
  6. ^ 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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