After a fabulous start of the second edition of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Portugal, this weekend, comes something even more amazing: Round 2, which will combine the best of rallycross with the exciting DTM Festival in Hockenheim (Germany).
Hockenheim will host between 30th April and 3rd May, a lot of events in the world of motorsport, among which the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, Audi TT Sport Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, DTM – celebrating the opening competition of 2015 – and the World Rallycross Championship. There will be four days of non-stop excitement, with the best drivers offering its best in every training session, in every race.
22 drivers cited in the second round of WorldRX
Up to 22 riders will participate in the rallycross in Hockenheim. Plus the regular drivers participating in the 13 rounds of the World Championship, this time three wellknown drivers will take their beasts to enjoy a very special circuit. Tanner Foust, Dave Mirra and Danny Way are the three drivers invited to this event.
Tanner Foust: the host of American Top Gear program will be this weekend at Hockenheim. It is the first rallycross race of the season for Tanner this year and he will race with his VW Polo RX in Marklund Motorsport team.
As was announced during the Media Day held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on 13 April this year the team JRM Racing will be present in some rounds of the World Rallycross Championship with Mini RX, and this weekend, It will be its first. JRM Racing will count with Dave Mirra and Danny Way.
Look at the complete list of drivers: 2015 Hockenheim RX entry list
Who will take the win in Hockenheim?
The first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship held in Montalegre, Portugal went to the Swede Johan Kristoffersson, with 2014 champion Petter Solberg in second position and the driver of Team Peugeot-Hansen, Timmy Hansen, finished third. They’ll try to improve their performance in Hockenheim, but it will be complicated. The demand is high, competition is high and the will to win of all of them, makes it really hard to guess who will rise to the top of the podium.
Beyond the top three in Portugal, we must also take into account other drivers like Davy Jeanney, Andreas Bakkerud or PG Andersson, the other three finalists in Montalegre. And even you have to look outside the final, for example, keep an eye on Liam Doran who did not get the expected results because he had mechanical problems. For this weekend, the Brisithbomb hopes that all problems are solved and he will try to qualify for the final. In Hockenheim, Doran, will release a new helmet with the intention to bring him luck. This was what he explained in his Instagram account…
Program for the weekend