FIA World Rallycross goes to Hell for the fifth round of 2016, but don’t worry. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Why? Hell was voted the best rallycross event of 2015, beating the likes of Höljes, Loheac and Barcelona which featured more spectators. Recent improvements to the facilities around the tracks may be the reason, but the racing was action-packed as well.
We won’t look at the previous result in this post, mainly because it was written before Lydden Hill took place. When you’re reading this I am in a remote area where internet access is limited, measuring acid mine drainage. Apologies for that.
Hell is a track which is featured in DiRT Rally, and might be the track in this series with the largest height difference. It’s three-dimensional approach together with large curbs makes this a track that will punish you for making mistakes, and give you rewards if you stay clean. It’s also a track where passing and body contact is likely, something that fits the likes of Liam Doran and Timur Timerzyanov.
Length: 1019 m
Lap Record: 0:38.170 (Timmy Hansen)
Previous Winners: Timmy Hansen (2015), Reinis Nitiss (2014)
This event also sees the return of the European Rallycross Championship, which means twice as many drivers to chose from and a 50 % points increase if you make the right picks. There’s not a lot of changes from the entry list from Mettet, so if you’re curious about the drivers I’d check out that preview.