FIA World Rallycross Championship

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FIA World Rallycross Championship
Category Supercars
Country International
Inaugural season 2014
Tire suppliers Cooper
Drivers' champion Sweden Mattias Ekström
Makes' champion Sweden EKS RX
Official website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

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


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.

Points system[edit]

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




Records correct up to and including the 2017 World RX of Portugal.


Season Championship for Drivers Championship for Teams
Driver Team Car Team Car
2014 Norway Petter Solberg Sweden PSRX Citroën DS3 Sweden Ford Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Norway Petter Solberg Sweden SDRX Citroën DS3 Sweden Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208
2016 Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden EKS RX Audi S1 Sweden EKS RX Audi S1

Event Wins by Driver[edit]

The drivers champion of the first two seasons, Petter Solberg.
L-R: Reinis Nitišs, Andreas Bakkerud, Toomas Heikkinen and Mattias Ekström. They have all won events in the top class


Driver is a World Champion
Bold Driver has competed in the 2017 season
Wins Driver First win Last win
10 Norway Petter Solberg 2014 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Great Britain
9 Sweden Mattias Ekström 2014 World RX of Sweden 2017 World RX of Hockenheim
6 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain 2016 World RX of Argentina
5 Sweden Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy 2016 World RX of Canada
4 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 2015 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Norway
2 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 2014 World RX of Belgium 2015 World RX of Belgium
France Davy Jeanney 2015 World RX of Germany 2015 World RX of Canada
1 Sweden Kevin Eriksson 2016 World RX of Germany
United States Tanner Foust 2014 World RX of Finland
Sweden Robin Larsson 2015 World RX of Argentina
France Sébastien Loeb 2016 World RX of Latvia
Latvia Reinis Nitišs 2014 World RX of Norway

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