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Guy Wilks is aiming for a place in the final this weekend as the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship heads to Montalegre in Portugal. Read More »

Team Peugeot Hansen travels to Portugal this weekend for round two of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Montalegre where Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen are targeting maximum points.

– In contrast to Barcelona, which was more of an asphalt-biased track, with hard-packed gravel, Montalegre features much softer dirt and calls for a very different set-up, especially in terms of the cars’ damping. Read More »

The opening round of the 2017 FIA WorldRX Championship at Barcelona, Spain, saw the PEUGEOT 208 WRX 2017 reveal real potential for the fiercely-competitive campaign ahead.

– Saturday’s qualifying was troubled by rain, but Timmy Hansen overcame the adverse conditions to reach the final which saw him match the pace of his rivals. With overtaking never easy at Barcelona, he crossed the finish line in fifth place to get Team Peugeot Hansen’s 2017 campaign off to an optimistic start ahead of what promises to be an extremely competitive year as Audi and Volkswagen join Ford and Peugeot in the WorldRX. Read More »

– Mattias Ekström wins World RX season opener at Barcelona
– First event contested by Team EKS with Audi factory support a resounding success
– Ekström: “My whole team did a fantastic job”


The 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship could not have been off to a better start from Audi and EKS’s point of view. The season opener at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw Mattias Ekström triumph. Read More »

Wilks, from Durham, reached the semi-finals in today’s opening round at Barcelona at the wheel of his LOCO Energy Drink and Karting North East-backed Volkswagen RX Polo.

The 36 year old is the only permanent British driver in the world’s premier rallycross series this year, and is running as an independent entry in his first full season in the championship. Read More »

Hoonigan Racing debuts its newest liveries for Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud and their Ford Performance Focus RS RX rallycross cars, as the World RX race season opens in Barcelona this coming weekend.

Designed in collaboration with U.K. artist David Gwyther, better known as Death Spray Custom, the new liveries harness the look of intense energy (via bolts) while combining a 3D element to the pattern.

Death Spray Custom also created all-new name and number lockups for both drivers, as well as new takes on established and well-known Hoonigan sayings “Kill All Tires,” and “Ain’t Care,” in addition to an all-new Hoonigan logo for placement on the cars. Read More »

Ahead of the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend, Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen are to take the wraps off the all-new, 2017-configuration PEUGEOT 208 WRX which proudly boasts a bold new livery and a strikingly aggressive look. Kevin Hansen, meanwhile, is fired-up to start his maiden full campaign at the pinnacle of the sport behind the wheel of his ‘2016 plus’-specification 208. Read More »

– EKS and Mattias Ekström to start as reigning world champions at Barcelona
– First event of the team with Audi factory support
– Ekström: “Our aim: to win both World RX titles again”

The fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is coming up. Twelve events on three continents are on the calendar this year, kicked off by the round at Barcelona on April 1 and 2, which marks a premiere in several respects. Read More »

British driver Guy Wilks has confirmed he will enter all 12 rounds of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship driving a Volkswagen RX Polo, with backing from LOCO Energy Drink and Karting North East.

Wilks, from Durham, is a double British Rally Champion and former WRC driver, and plans to compete in the ex-Johan Kristoffersson Supercar which helped the Swede finish runner-up in last year’s drivers’ standings. Read More »

– Mattias Ekström on the rallycross throne after only three years
– The next step is to follow in 2017 with factory support from Audi
– Ekström battles for the titles in the DTM and World RX

Mattias Ekström will again be competing in a dual role in 2017. Following remarkable years in the DTM and two titles with Audi, the Swede is determined to claim the top spot now in the new, more than 500-HP Audi RS 5 DTM too. Read More »