The WorldRX of Catalunya is just around the corner (April 14 and 15). Some of the teams are already preparing their pilots for the opening day of the World Cup
Johan Kristoffersson, and Petter Solberg finalize preparations for WorldRX
The current FIA World Rallycross champion, Johan Kristoffersson, and Petter Solberg, who will be in the WorldRX of Catalunya, participated in the Rally Sweden. Kristoffersson participated for the second time in the snow event of the World Rally Championship, driving a Skoda Fabia R5. Established in two stages WRC2 the fastest time. The Swedish driver, competed against rivals of the R5 category much more experienced. He finished sixth in his category and 17th overall. For his part, Solberg ran with a Ford Escort Cosworth MK2 in the legends category.
The Sébastien Loeb Racing team will debut in the World Rallycross Championship
This week we learned that the Sebastien Loeb Racing team joins the World RX. The French driver’s team will compete with Gregoire Demoustier with a Peugeot 208 Supercar. Demoustier ran several rounds of WorldRX last season. Now, he has committed full time to contest the twelve World Cup events. The 27-year-old pilot has previously worked with Sebastien Loeb Racing, among others, he has participated in the World Touring Car Championship.
The co-founder of Sebastien Loeb Racing, Dominique Heintz, has said that the World RX is a new challenge for the team. “Entering the FIA World Rallycross Championship represents a new and exciting challenge for Sebastien Loeb Racing. The category is developing rapidly and creates a real interest with the media and fans. ” In reference to the incorporation of Gregoire Demoustier, Heintz said: “Gregoire’s experience in the World RX will be very useful. In addition, it is good to work with pilots we know and appreciate.
CSUCSU confirmed for EuroRX 2018
As if that were not enough, the Hungarian CSUCSU will compete with a Skoda Fabia Supercar in the Rallycross Championship this season. The car has been designed by the Belgian team OTS Racing.
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