FIA World Rallycross goes to Hell for the fifth round of 2016, but don’t worry. It doesn’t get much better than this.

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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.

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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.

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TRACK DETAILS:
Length:
1019 m
Tarmac/Gravel: 63/37
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.

Highlights of qualifying as well as live semifinals and finals will be shown on Youtube on Sunday, back to normal time this weekend. If you’re new to this game you can read the rules in detail here, and you can find everything you need to know about the series and the permanent teams here. I’ve also made a statistics spreadsheet if you want to do an in-depth analysis before making picks. All Supercar entrants is listed below.

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VW RX SWEDEN - VOLKSWAGEN POLO
#3: Johan Kristoffersson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 18.00 - Avg NOR: 11.00
#92: Anton Marklund (SWE) - Avg last 10: 9.70 - Avg NOR: 13.50

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EKSRX - AUDI S1
#5: Mattias Ekström (SWE) - Avg last 10: 21.90 - Avg NOR: 5.00
#57: Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) - Avg last 10: 10.20 - Avg NOR: 8.00

WORLDRX TEAM AUSTRIA - FORD FIESTA
#6: Janis Baumanis (LVA) - Avg last 7: 7.57 - Avg NOR: N/A
#7: Timur Timerzyanov (RUS) - Avg last 10: 8.90 - Avg NOR: 20.00
#31: Max Pucher* (AUT) - Avg last 1: 1.00

TEAM PEUGEOT HANSEN - PEUGEOT 208
#9: Sebastien Loeb (FRA) - Avg last 4: 15.75 - Avg NOR: N/A
#17: Davy Jeanney (FRA) - Avg last 10: 11.90 - Avg NOR: 24.00
#21: Timmy Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 19.90 - Avg NOR: 23.50
#71: Kevin Hansen* (SWE) - Avg last 1: 27.00

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HOONIGAN RACING DIVISION - FORD FOCUS RS
#13: Andreas Bakkerud (NOR) - Avg last 10: 15.30 - Avg NOR: 8.50
#43: Ken Block (USA) - Avg last 6: 7.83 - Avg NOR: 17.00

ALL-INKL.COM MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT - SEAT IBIZA
#15: Reinis Nitiss (LVA) - Avg last 10: 7.00 - Avg NOR: 21.00
#77: Rene Münnich (DEU) - Avg last 10: 0.70 - Avg NOR: 0.00

OLSBERGSMSE - FORD FIESTA
#68: Niclas Grönholm (FIN) - Avg last 5: 1.20 - Avg NOR: N/A
#96: Kevin Eriksson (SWE) - Avg last 5: 12.60 - Avg NOR: N/A

ALBATEC RACING - PEUGEOT 208
#24: Tommy Rustad* (NOR) - Avg last 8: 20.88
#26: Andy Scott* (GBR) - Avg last 9: 2.00
#74: Jéròme Grosset-Janin* (FRA) - Avg last 6: 24.00

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EKLUND MOTORSPORT - VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
#53: Alexander Hvaal* (NOR) - Avg last 10: 14.80
#60: Joni-Pekka Rajala* (FIN) - Avg last 6: 17.83

LOTTO TEAM - OlsbergsMSE FORD FIESTA
#69: Martin Kaczmarski* (POL) - Avg last 1: 10.00
#79: Krzysztof Holowczyc* (POL) - Avg last 8: 8.00

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SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES:
#1: Petter Solberg (NOR), Citroën DS3 - Avg. last 10: 22.50 - Avg NOR: 20.00
#2: Ollie O’Donovan* (IRL), Ford Fiesta - Avg. last 10: 8.20
#4: Robin Larsson (SWE), Audi A1 - Avg last 10: 14.10 - Avg NOR: 8.00
#8: Peter Hedström* (SWE), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 7.90
#11: Fredrik Salsten* (SWE), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 2: 9.50
#12: Riku Tahko* (FIN), Mini Countryman - Avg last 6: 0.83
#16: Tom Daniel Tånevik* (NOR), Volvo C30 - Avg last 1: 2.00
#30: Ole Kristian Temte* (NOR), Citroën C4 - Avg last 2: 0.00
#33: Liam Doran (GBR), JRM Mini Countryman - Avg last 10: 3.30 - Avg NOR: 9.00
#49: Michael “MDK” De Keersmaecker* (BEL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 3: 2.33
#54: Mats Öhman* (SWE), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 4: 2.25
#80: Andreas Steffen* (DEU), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 0: N/A
#87: Jean-Baptiste Dubourg* (FRA), Citroën DS3 - Avg last 6: 12.83
#95: Andri Oun* (EST), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 2: 0.00
#97: Mark Flaherty* (GBR), Ford Focus - Avg last 2: 2.00
#99: Tord Linnerud* (NOR), Volkswagen Polo - Avg last 4: 12.50
#102: Tamas Karai* (HUN), Audi A1 - Avg last 5: 9.40
#111: Derek Tohill* (IRL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 1: 8.00
#124: Lukács “Csucsu” Kornél* (HUN), Ford Focus - Avg last 1: 16.00
#147: Tamas Pal Kiss* (HUN), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 2: 16.00

*EuroRX Competitor
**WorldRX Stats