THE TEENAGER'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING FATHER PETTER SOLBERG SAYS HE MUST REMAIN CALM AT RALLY DI ROMA WORDS BY DAVID EVANS, DIRTFISH SENIOR STAFF WRITER Three-time World Rally Champion Petter Solberg has told his son Oliver to stay calm and respect his first two days of asphalt rallying at this week’s Rally di Roma. Solberg Sr knows exactly what’s needed to win on sealed surfaces, having scored one of the World Rally Championship’s most memorable rally victories ever, whe
Entries to the 2020 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires are officially open, with a deadline of Thursday, 19 March to sign up to what is already promising to be the most competitive campaign in the championship’s history.
Over the past three seasons, no fewer than 54 drivers have taken to the track in the official FIA World Rallycross Championship feeder series – representing some 12 different nationalities, from European heartlands such as France, Sweden an
DirtFish is delighted to announce its partnership with reigning FIA World Rally Champion, Ott Tänak.
In a new-for-2020 agreement, the American rally company’s branding will appear on Ott’s crash helmet, race suit and cap.
The cooperation with the 12-time world rally winner signals DirtFish’s intentions to broaden the appeal of rallying in North America, while simultaneously developing a global appreciation of its own brand.
DirtFish owner, Steve Rimmer, said “The chanc
Following the announcement of the all-new RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires CrossCar Junior class for 2020, JC Raceteknik Juniorteam has announced its first driver in the form of 13-year-old Alex Gustafsson. Meanwhile, compatriot and stablemate Isak Reiersen has set his sights on the overall CrossCar/Crosskart title.
The Swedish team has a lot to live up to this season, after Reiersen claimed third in the CrossCar/Crosskart standings in 2019, with JC Raceteknik simil
RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires will welcome a new entry-level class in 2020, with the CrossCar Junior category set to allow drivers as young as 12-years-old to showcase their skills on the same stage as their World Championship heroes.
Building on the success of the CrossCar/Crosskart class, CrossCar Junior represents a cost-effective entry route into rallycross, offering aspiring Supercar stars a unique opportunity to take the first step on the ladder well before
Oliver Eriksson completed the successful defence of his RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires title in this weekend’s season finale (9/10 November), crowning his campaign with a peerless performance in front of an appreciative audience in South Africa.
Eriksson has been the class of the field in the official FIA World Rallycross Championship feeder series this year, and he arrived at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway holding a commanding 21-point mar
Julian Godfrey (Heathfield) came out on top of a season-long title-fight with Irishman Derek Tohill (Dublin) to win 2019 Toyo Tires Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship, a record sixth crown for the Ford Fiesta driver. With two events packed into the last weekend of racing this year, Godfrey claimed victory in the penultimate round of the campaign at Croft Circuit to extend his points lead, then finished second to Tohill in the season finale to secure the title after
Russia’s Matvey Furazhkin will get a third opportunity to race in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the World RX of South Africa season finale next month with the ESmotorsport-Labas GAS team. FIA European Autocross Champion Furazhkin made his World RX debut at Loheac in France, where he finished 20th before also competing at the Neste World RX of Latvia, where he improved to be 17th. ESmotorsport driver Kevin Abbring had been pencilled into race in Cape Town, but the L
Interest in the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires is sky-high as drivers and teams begin planning for 2020, with the ultra-competitive single-make series set to speed into a fourth consecutive campaign on the FIA World Rallycross Championship undercard next year.
Building upon the popular RX Lites category, RX2 was an instant hit when it debuted at the beginning of 2017, with no fewer than 53 drivers – representing 12 different nationalities – joining the
IMG today announces that the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will visit South Africa for the next three years.
The World RX of South Africa has staged a round of the championship since 2017, the first FIA World Championship to be held in Sub-Saharan Africa in over 20 years.
In 2019, the event will take place on November 9-10 at Killarney International Raceway on the outskirts of Cape Town where the three-way title battle will be settled bet
CHINA GROVE, NC (October 8, 2019) –– Loenbro Motorsports’ Steve Arpin wrapped up the 2019 Americas Rallycross season with his fourth podium of the season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday. Arpin tied a season-best result with a second place result, holding off challenges from other competitors on a muddy course throughout the six-lap final in his #00 cbdMD Ford Fiesta. With his familiar pink and teal colors flipped to promote breast cancer awareness, Arpin’s new look ch
Riga, Latvia – (Friday, September 13, 2019) – IMG ushered in a bold new era in motorsport with the global reveal of the all-electric racecar which will compete in the electric development series, codenamed Projekt E, in 2020.
The official unveiling of the Projekt E racecar, a collaboration between IMG and Austrian company STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development), took place at the Riga Motor Museum in Latvia.
VIP guests, World RX and Euro RX teams and drivers gath
The penultimate episode in the 10-part drama of the drivers’ battle in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes centre stage at the Neste World RX of Latvia this weekend.
The three main characters are separated by just two points, so there is all to play for in the Bikernieki forest on the outskirts of the Latvian capital of Riga.
Monster Energy RX Cartel’s Andreas Bakkerud rose to the top of the standings at the previous round in Loheac, Fr
After thrilling thousands of fans with a fascinating family fight at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed earlier this year, Petter and Oliver will face each other again at Saturday’s Gymkhana GRiD in Warsaw, Poland.
In a slight change with normal procedure, we’ve asked Oliver to give you the low-down on what’s to come.
OS: Hello. Do you remember GRiD last year?
PS: I do.
OS: So, you’ll remember you were lucky to make the final…
PS: Yeah, yeah, it was a close fight in th
Timmy and Kevin Hansen showed incredible fighting spirit during World RX of France at Lohéac, scoring victory and third place respectively after starting third and sixth in the Final. Both had some difficult runs in qualifying, with faster starting cars able to jump ahead and take qualifying points away from both drivers. But a sensational turnaround began in Q4 on Sunday afternoon, with Timmy leading the way thanks to the fastest race time and fastest single lap of the weeke
Vasiliy and Nikolay Gryazin are hoping it will be a case of ‘double trouble’ for their rivals at Lohéac this weekend (30 August – 1 September), as the Latvian brothers team up for the first time in the RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires.
Nikolay Gryazin is a well-known name on the international rallying scene. The 21-year-old currently leads the FIA World Rally Championship’s WRC 2 title chase, and whilst this weekend will mark his rallycross debut, he leav
William Nilsson will join forces with Swedish squad Team Färén for next weekend’s penultimate round of the 2019 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires campaign at Lohéac in France (30 August – 1 September) – and the teenager says he is feeling ‘pumped’ for the challenge. After parting ways with JC Raceteknik earlier in the season, Nilsson ran as a private entry last time out at Höljes, reaching the semi-finals on home soil – as, indeed, he has done in each event h
Norway’s Thomas Bryntesson recorded his first FIA European Rallycross Championship victory of the season at the standalone Euro RX round four, presented by Monster Energy, at a sodden Estering in Germany.
The TBRX driver took his Volkswagen Polo across the line ahead of championship leader Robin Larsson, of Sweden, with Germany’s Rene Muennich third.
Bryntesson started from the front row in the final alongside pole-sitter Larsson and was able to dominate the race after a
July 19, 2019 -- Subaru Winter Experience officials are pleased to announce the event’s return to Eagle River, Wisconsin for the third winter in a row in 2020. Subaru Winter Experience is a one-of-a-kind winter driving program that puts drivers of all skill levels behind the wheel of brand new Subarus in the winter wonderland of Wisconsin, teaching them the ins and outs of precision driving on snow and ice. “I’m really excited for the third year of Subaru Winter Experience in
Fresh from thrilling hundreds of thousands of fans – with millions more watching around the world – at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, Petter Solberg takes his Farewell Tour home for a record-breaking attempt at the Norges Råeste Bakkeløp hillclimb this week.
Three-time world champion Petter will drive Volkswagen Motorsport’s sensational Polo R Supercar – the car his own PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team used to dominate the last two years of the FIA World RX series – at the hill