FIA World Rallycross Championship

FIA World Rallycross Championship
Category Supercars
Country International
Inaugural season 2014
Tire suppliers Cooper
Drivers' champion Johan Kristoffersson
Makes' champion PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Official website www.fiaworldrallycross.com
Current season

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

Format

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.

Categories

Two classes are currently run, Supercar and RX2. An electric category was planned to be introduced in 2020[2][3], but it was announced on 16th August 2018 that the introduction of a fully electric Championship would be delayed until 2021[4] to allow manufacturers more time to submit an interest to join following the rules change.

Points system

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

Drivers

Events

Results

Records correct up to and including the 2018 World RX of Barcelona.

Champions

Season Championship for Drivers Championship for Teams
Driver Team Car Team Car
2014 Petter Solberg PSRX Citroën DS3 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST
2015 Petter Solberg SDRX Citroën DS3 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208
2016 Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 EKS RX Audi S1
2017 Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI
Season RX Lites/RX2 Champions
Driver Team Car
2014 Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE OMSE RX Lite Car
2015 Kevin Hansen Hansen Junior Team OMSE RX Lite Car
2016 Cyril Raymond Cyril Raymond OMSE RX Lite Car
2017 Cyril Raymond Cyril Raymond OMSE RX2 Car

Statistics

Event wins by driver

Key

Driver is a World Champion
Bold Driver has competed in the 2018 season
Wins Driver First win Last win
15 Johan Kristoffersson 2015 World RX of Portugal 2018 World RX of Canada
10 Petter Solberg 2014 World RX of Portugal 2017 World RX of Great Britain
Mattias Ekström 2014 World RX of Sweden 2017 World RX of Germany
6 Andreas Bakkerud 2014 World RX of Great Britain 2016 World RX of Argentina
5 Timmy Hansen 2014 World RX of Italy 2016 World RX of Canada
2 Davy Jeanney 2015 World RX of Germany 2015 World RX of Canada
Toomas Heikkinen 2014 World RX of Belgium 2015 World RX of Belgium
Sébastien Loeb 2016 World RX of Latvia 2018 World RX of Belgium

Event wins by car

Wins Car
12 Volkswagen Polo
10 Audi S1
9 Citroën DS3
9 Peugeot 208
5 Ford Fiesta
4 Audi A1
3 Ford Focus

See also

References

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