2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship

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2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship
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The 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy is the sixth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, an auto racing championship recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) as the highest class of international rallycross.

Timmy Hansen is the current championship leader

Calendar[edit]

The following events are scheduled to take place as part of the 2019 championship:

Rnd. Event Dates Venue Class Winner Team Report
1 United Arab Emirates World RX of Abu Dhabi 5 April Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Supercar Sweden Kevin Hansen Sweden Team Hansen MJP Report
2 Spain World RX of Barcelona - Catalunya 27 April Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló Supercar Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Team Hansen MJP Report
RX2 Sweden Oliver Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE
3 Belgium Spa World RX of Benelux 11 May Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa-Francorchamps Supercar Russia Timur Timerzyanov Finland GRX Taneco Team Report
RX2 Sweden Oliver Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE
4 United Kingdom Dayinsure World RX of Great Britain 25 May Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone Supercar Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Team Hansen MJP Report
RX2 Sweden Oliver Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE
5 Norway World RX of Norway 15 June Lånkebanen, Hell Supercar Finland Niclas Grönholm Finland GRX Taneco Team Report
RX2 Sweden Oliver Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE
6 Sweden World RX of Sweden 7 July Höljesbanan, Höljes Supercar Sweden Sebastian Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE Report
RX2 Norway Ben-Philip Gundersen Sweden JC Raceteknik
7 Canada World RX of Canada 3 August Circuit Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières Supercar Norway Andreas Bakkerud United Kingdom Monster Energy RX Cartel Report
8 France World RX of France 31 August Circuit de Lohéac, Lohéac Supercar Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Team Hansen MJP Report
RX2 Norway Ben-Philip Gundersen Sweden JC Raceteknik
9 Latvia World RX of Latvia 14 September Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze, Riga Supercar Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Team Hansen MJP Report
10 South Africa World RX of South Africa 9 November Killarney Motor Racing Complex, Cape Town Supercar Report
RX2

Calendar changes[edit]

Entries[edit]

Supercar[edit]

Constructor Entrant Car No. Drivers Rounds
Audi Hungary Kárai Motorsport Egyesület Audi A1 73 Hungary Tamás Kárai 2
United Kingdom Monster Energy RX Cartel[3] Audi S1 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud[3] All
33 United Kingdom Liam Doran[3] All
Sweden Team JC Raceteknik 39 Belgium Enzo Ide 3
4 Sweden Robin Larsson 9
Sweden EKS Audi Sport 40 Sweden Mattias Ekström 3
Slovakia EKS Sport[4] 123 Hungary Krisztián Szabó[4] All
Citroën France "Knapick" Citroën DS3 84 France Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier 2–4, 8
Ford United Kingdom Christopher Hoy Ford Fiesta MK7 41 United Kingdom Christopher Hoy 2
Austria Team STARD[5] 5 Norway Pål Try[6] 1, 3
3 Finland Jani Paasonen[7] 2
Ford Fiesta MK8 4–5, 7–8
22 Finland Jere Kalliokoski[7] 6, 10
5 Norway Pål Try 9
6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis[5] All
Sweden Olsbergs MSE 93 Sweden Sebastian Eriksson 6
196 Sweden Kevin Eriksson 6
Honda Honda Civic Coupé 72 Denmark Ulrik Linnemann 6
Hyundai Finland GRX Taneco Team[8] Hyundai i20 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov[8] All
31 Finland Joni Wiman 3–4
68 Finland Niclas Grönholm[8] 1–2, 5–10
Finland GRX Set[8] 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs[8] 1, 6, 9
57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 8
Mini United Kingdom Xite Racing[9] Mini Cooper 42 United Kingdom Oliver Bennett[9] All
Peugeot Sweden Team Hansen MJP[10] Peugeot 208 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen[10] All
71 Sweden Kevin Hansen[10] All
Belgium Grégoire Demoustier 66 Belgium Grégoire Demoustier 3
United Kingdom Mark Higgins 134 United Kingdom Mark Higgins 4
France Jonathan Pailler 18 France Jonathan Pailler 6, 8
France Fabien Pailler 20 France Fabien Pailler 6, 8
Renault France GC Kompetition[11] Renault Mégane R.S. 14 Lithuania Rokas Baciuška 7-10
36 France Guerlain Chicherit[11] All
92 Sweden Anton Marklund[11] All
France GCK Academy[11] Renault Clio R.S. 96 Belgium Guillaume De Ridder[11] All
113 France Cyril Raymond[11] All
Renault Mégane R.S. 14 Lithuania Rokas Baciuška 5–6
SEAT Germany All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport[12] SEAT Ibiza 44 Germany Timo Scheider[12] All
Škoda Lithuania ES Motorsport-Labas GAS[13] Škoda Fabia 14 Lithuania Rokas Baciuška[13] 1–2
24 Netherlands Kevin Abbring 5–6, 10
67 Belgium François Duval 3
12 Russia Matvey Furazhkin 8-9
Volkswagen Sweden Hedströms Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 64 Norway Kjetil Larsen 6
Sweden Bridgestone Motorsport 95 Sweden Philip Gehrman 6

RX2[edit]

Constructor Entrant Car No. Drivers Rounds
OMSE Sweden JC Raceteknik[14] Olsbergs MSE RX2 2 Norway Ben-Philip Gundersen[14] All
6 Sweden William Nilsson[15] 1-3
90 Sweden Jimmie Walfridson[16] 1–2, 4-5
54 Sweden Petter Nårsa 6
Norway Morten Asklund 11 Norway Morten Asklund 4-5
Sweden Anders Michalak[17] 12 Sweden Anders Michalak[17] All
Sweden Olsbergs MSE[18] 16 Sweden Oliver Eriksson[18] All
18 Sweden Linus Östlund 5
35 Jamaica Fraser McConnell[19] All
47 Finland Jesse Kallio[20] All
Sweden Team Färén[21] 21 France Damien Meunier[21] 1–2, 6
99 Sweden Marcus Höglund 4-5
6 Sweden William Nilsson 6
31 France Yann Le Jossec 6
Finland Set Promotion 22 Finland Sami-Matti Trogen All
65 Finland Jami Kalliomäki 5
Norway Petter Leirhol 27 Norway Petter Leirhol 4-5
Norway Lars Erik Haug 33 Norway Lars Erik Haug 5
Sweden Simon Olofsson[22] 52 Sweden Simon Olofsson[22] All
Latvia Sport Racing Technologies[23] 55 Latvia Vasiliy Gryazin[23] All
69 Latvia Nikolay Gryazin 6
Sweden Martin Enlund 60 Sweden Martin Enlund 5
Andorra Albert Llovera[24] 66 Andorra Albert Llovera[24] All
Belgium Steve Volders[25] 77 Belgium Steve Volders[25] All
Norway Stein Fredric Akre 98 Norway Stein Fredric Akre 5
Sweden William Nilsson 6 Sweden William Nilsson 5
Sweden Mats Oskarsson 111 Sweden Mats Oskarsson 5
United States Lane Vacala 50 United States Lane Vacala 6

Team changes[edit]

Driver changes[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

World Championship points are scored as follows:

Position
Round 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

FIA World Rallycross Championship for Drivers[edit]

Pos. Driver ABU
United Arab Emirates
BAR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
LAT
Latvia
RSA
South Africa
Points
1 Sweden Timmy Hansen 13 1 4 1 6 6 13 1 1 187
2 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 15 3 2 2 10 11 1 5 3 186
3 Sweden Kevin Hansen 1 2 7 7 2 2 6 3 4 179
4 Finland Niclas Grönholm 2 4 1 5 7 6 2 157
5 Latvia Jānis Baumanis 5 6 5 10 3 8 2 11 12 126
6 Russia Timur Timerzyanov 7 7 1 11 7 24 3 10 5 122
7 United Kingdom Liam Doran 3 8 6 6 5 15 8 12 6 113
8 Sweden Anton Marklund 9 14 8 3 DSQ 7 5 2 9 110
9 Germany Timo Scheider 6 10 10 4 11 22 11 8 11 93
10 Hungary Krisztián Szabó 4 12 12 5 12 17 10 9 10 81
11 Lithuania Rokas Baciuška 12 13 16 12 9 4 7 76
12 France Guerlain Chicherit 8 9 13 9 9 14 4 13a 15 61
13 France Cyril Raymond 10 5 9 13 8 19 12 15a 13 43
14 Latvia Reinis Nitišs 11 3 8 40
15 Finland Joni Wiman 3 8 39
16 Netherlands Kevin Abbring 4 4 35
17 Sweden Sebastian Eriksson 1 29
18 Belgium Guillaume De Ridder 16 11 15 16 15 20 14 16 14 20
19 United Kingdom Oliver Bennett 17 17 14 12 14 23 15 19 16 16
20 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 7 15
21 Finland Jani Paasonen 16 14 13 16 17 9
22 Sweden Mattias Ekström 11 8
23 Sweden Kevin Eriksson 9 8
24 Finland Jere Kalliokoski 10 7
25 France Jonathan Pailler 13 18 4
26 Norway Pål Try 14 16 18 4
27 France Fabien Pailler 16 14 4
28 United Kingdom Mark Higgins 15 2
29 United Kingdom Christopher Hoy 15 2
30 Russia Matvey Furazhkin 20 17 0
31 Belgium François Duval 17 0
32 Norway Kjetil Larsen 18 0
33 Belgium Enzo Ide 18 0
34 Sweden Robin Larsson 19 0
35 Belgium Gregoire Demoustier 19 0
36 Sweden Philip Gehrman 21 0
37 Denmark Ulrik Linnemann 25 0
38 Hungary Tamás Kárai 18 0
39 France Hervé "Knapick" 19 20 17 21a -15
Pos. Driver ABU
United Arab Emirates
BAR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
LAT
Latvia
RSA
South Africa
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

a Loss of 15 championship points – stewards' decision

FIA World Rallycross Championship for Teams[edit]

Pos. Team No. Drivers Points
1 Sweden Team Hansen MJP 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen 366
71 Sweden Kevin Hansen
2 Finland GRX Taneco Team 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov 318
31 Finland Joni Wiman
68 Finland Niclas Grönholm
3 United Kingdom Monster Energy RX Cartel 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 299
33 United Kingdom Liam Doran
4 France GC Kompetition 36 France Guerlain Chicherit 171
92 Sweden Anton Marklund
5 Austria Team STARD1 3 Finland Jani Paasonen 89
5 Norway Pål Try
6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis
22 Finland Jere Kalliokoski
6 France GCK Academy 96 Belgium Guillaume De Ridder 63
113 France Cyril Raymond

1Team STARD ran two different specifications of car at rounds 1–3 and therefore were ineligible to score teams points at these events.

RX2 International Series Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos. Driver BAR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
RSA
South Africa
Points
1 Sweden Oliver Eriksson 1 1 1 1 11 2 163
2 Finland Jesse Kallio 3 2 2 3 3 6 142
3 Norway Ben-Philip Gundersen 13 3 5 2 1 1 128
4 Jamaica Fraser McConnell 2 5 7 6 5 4 119
5 Finland Sami-Matti Trogen 4 4 4 11 4 3 105
6 Latvia Vasiliy Gryazin 5 7 3 13 6 5 91
7 Sweden William Nilsson 10 6 8 12 8 57
8 Sweden Simon Olofsson 8 8 10 7 10 13 56
9 Sweden Anders Michalak 7 9 6 10 13 11 55
10 Belgium Steven Volders 9 12 9 5 17 9 51
11 Sweden Jimmie Walfridson 11 10 8 9 39
12 France Damien Meunier 6 11 10 32
13 Sweden Linus Östlund 2 23
14 Andorra Albert Llovera 12 13 11 14 21 14 23
15 Sweden Marcus Höglund 4 14 22
16 Latvia Nikolay Gryazin 7 13
17 Sweden Martin Enlund 7 13
18 Sweden Mats Oskarsson 8 12
19 Norway Morten Asklund 9 19 8
20 Norway Petter Leirhol 12 18 8
21 Sweden Petter Nårsa 12 8
22 United States Lane Vacala 15 2
23 Finland Jami Kalliomäki 15 2
24 France Yann Le Jossec 16 1
25 Norway Stein Fredric Akre 16 1
26 Norway Lars Erik Haug 20 0
Pos. Driver BAR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
FRA
France
RSA
South Africa
Points

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