Dominio sueco en la primera jornada del CatalunyaRX
  • Palbo Suárez made an awesome debut in the electric category reaching the 6th place.
  • Excitement and adrenaline awaiting the crowd for next Saturday afternoon at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with two qualifying rounds, semi-finals and the grand final of each category.
Johan Kristoffersson, a three-time world rallycross champion, has started the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship by making things clear: he wants to claim his 4th world title. The Swedish driver, who this season has changed teams and drives an Audi S1 ​​Supercar from the KYB EKS J team, has once again demonstrated his talent on the mixed dirt and concrete track of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The Nordic set the best time in Q1 and Q2, thus being the fastest of the day. “I am very happy to be racing again, it was a very long break. And also, it was a perfect day for us, the team did a great job with the car, we started very well”, he said at the end of the day. Just behind him, he was followed by two compatriots, the Hansen brothers.
The oldest, Timmy, who lost a beautiful battle in Q1 against Kristoffersson, finished second in the provisional classification. “It was a good first day and I think it will be a good season. I started first in both races, but I couldn’t take it and that’s not so good. We are going to work to get the win tomorrow” explained Timmy. Kevin, the little one, took third place this Friday and said at the press conference: “I am very happy with the car. A P3 today is a good result and it has been a fun day, especially Q2 with the brush with Timmy”. They all agreed that running again was what they wanted the most and they are happy about it.
All the way adrenaline

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is synonymous with constant adrenaline. Not only the 600hp Supercars, it has also been demonstrated by the RX2e, the electric vehicles developed by the Catalan company QEV Technologies that have debuted in the Catalunya RX as the first FIA electric rallycross event in the world. The most outstanding driver was Guillaume de Ridder, who won the first two qualifiers. But we must highlight Pablo Suarez, a Canarian driver who has participated for the first time in this competition and has scored 6th place, and the Catalan José Luis García 7th.

Show will go on on Saturday afternoon

The Catalunya RX show returns to the track again this Saturday from 2pm. It will start with a very special demonstration for the local public, and the young star Gil Membrado, who has achieved 3rd place in a round of the European Rally Championship with only 13 years old this same month of July, will be able to show his talent before your audience.

This will be the opening act for an intense day with 24 races divided into four categories: Supercars, RX2e, RX3 and CarCross. It will be the day for the final outcome and define who takes the first victory of the season of the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship.