Spectacular first day of BarcelonaRX at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit with dozens of races, multiple overtaking and a great atmosphere.
On Sunday Loeb, Solberg, Ekström, Block and company will be fighting for the first victory of the season offering the best version of rallycross. Everything will be decided with the Q3 and Q4, semifinals and final.
The first day of BarcelonaRX has allowed us to relive some sensations that we have been wanting for several months: adrenaline, excitement and also all the action and contact that rallycross offers us. The morning started very clear and little by little water has been gaining prominence, something that in this modality is not an impediment to the spectacle.
The Audi driver Topi Heikkinen is the one who goes to sleep with better sensations, since after the Q1 and Q2 is the leader of the intermediate classification (80 points). The German Scheider is second only to three points, tied with Kristoffersson and his new VW Polo GTI. At very close distance we have Sébastien Loeb 70 points, the same that has added the American Ken Block. Two of the big favorites and winners of the last editions, Ekström (69p) and Solberg (68p), have been hit hardest by the rain but still have plenty of options to win in Barcelona.
This rain has perhaps not been the great ally of the pilots, but it has surprised many of the spectators, who have seen how these experienced figures have had to fight hand in hand on a slippery track and much. It has been a day full of action and you have not wanted to lose cracks like Nani Roma, Luis Moya, Dani Clos or Marcus Gronholm.
Sunday with thirty trepidantes races
Tomorrow we expect a very good day at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. A lot of the races will be held in this first round of the World RX 2017. The show will start at 8:30 in the morning with the warm-up. From there, we will be able to enjoy the 5 races corresponding to the Q3 with the Supercars of 600cv of the WorldRX, in addition to those of the EuroRX. The action will continue with the Q4 of the category TouringCar and later also of the world-wide and the European. All this will allow us to know the 12 selected for the semifinals, which will be held from 13:45.
Much more than a day of racing
But beyond these thirty-odd tracks, everyone can enjoy rallycross and motorsport from another point of view. Access to the paddock is open to all, allowing you to see the pilots or the teams’ work very closely. But this is not all. In addition, during the day we will have show with Monster pilot Cassey Currie, Legend Rally Cars, Monster Rig Riot, autograph signing and fan zone. Tickets for Sunday are available on the website www.catalunyarx.com and in the lockers of the Circuit.
200 young people at risk of social exclusion have enjoyed BarcelonaRX
In this first day of BarcelonaRX 2017, a group of 200 young people has been able to enjoy a great day of motoring, competition and an incredible atmosphere. Thanks to FEDAIA, which works with people at risk of social exclusion, they have been able to visit each of the corners of this world: live races, front-line mechanics, pilots in the paddock and a fan Zone full of shops of the sector.