it’s another busy period in the World of Rallycross, as both the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the FIA European Rallycross Championship gather in Riga, Latvia. This is the last round of the European Championship, and thus the last opportunity for you guys to score huge points this year.

Last time out in Loheac it was business as usual, with Johan Kristoffersson at the top of the podium. He was joined by Sebastien Loeb and Mattias Ekström, while Petter Solberg, Andreas Bakkerud and Timmy Hansen also qualified for the final in drenching wet conditions. In EuroRX Supercar rookie Thomas Bryntesson took his first win ahead of Tamas Pal Kiss, and surprisingly home driver Firmin Cadeddu finished third.

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In our Fantasy Game TheTurbochargedSquirrel netted his third win of the year, but GiuRX still retains his lead with a good score. I’ve started to deduct the lowest scores, meaning that everything is still up for grabs.

Latvia was added to the WorldRX calendar last year, and the new purpose built permanent track showed some good racing even if passing proved to be hard with the large amounts of tricky corners. Sebastien Loeb won in very rainy conditions, his only WorldRX win so far. It was also here the title in reality was decided last year, when Petter Solberg missed out of the semifinals for the first time in WorldRX history. It may also be decided here this year, if Johan Kristoffersson can extend his championship lead to 60 points or more. Right now it is 46 down to teammate Solberg, while he leads with 61 over Mattias Ekström.

TRACK DETAILS:
Length:
1294 m
Tarmac/gravel: 60/40
Lap Record: 00:49.301 (Timur Timerzyanov)
Previous Winner: Sebastien Loeb (2016)

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Notable entries in addition to the regular WorldRX and EuroRX drivers are DTM driver Nico Müller who will get a second chance in the EKSRX Audi. His performance was good in Loheac, but a couple of unfortunate crashes made him drop out of a point-scoring position. Alister McRae will continue in the LOCO branded Polo, despite lackluster results last time. JB Dubourg is staying home for the birth of his child, and Francois Duval will take his spot in the DA Racing team.

To participate in Fantasy WorldRX, pick six drivers from the entry list below and post them in the comments before the racing starts Saturday. You may only pick one driver from each team, but can mix drivers from WorldRX and EuroRX as you want. If your drivers score points in the same order as in your picks, you get an additional 10 points. If you want to do an in-depth analysis before picking, consult the WorldRX stats spreadsheet. You find all the supercar entries below.

To follow the round from Latvia, tune in Sunday at 13:00 CEST on their YouTube site or the TV Channel broadcasting in your country.

EKSRX - AUDI S1
#1 Mattias Ekström (SWE) - Avg last 10: 22.40 - Last year: 24
#15 Reinis Nitiss (LVA) - Avg last 10: 6.90 - Last year: 6
#51 Nico Müller (CHE) - Avg last 1: 0.00 - Last year: N/A
#57 Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) - Avg last 10: 10.20 - Last year: 11

PSRX VOLKSWAGEN SWEDEN - VOLKSWAGEN POLO GTI
#3 Johan Kristoffersson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 26.40 - Last year: 23
#11 Petter Solberg (NOR) - Avg last 10: 21.30 - Last year: 0

TEAM STARD - FORD FIESTA
#6 Janis Baumanis (LVA) - Avg last 10: 7.30 - Last year: 11
#7 Timur Timerzyanov (RUS) - Avg last 10: 8.30 - Last year: 17

TEAM PEUGEOT-HANSEN - PEUGEOT 208
#9 Sebastien Loeb (FRA) - Avg last 10: 18.40 - Last year: 26
#21 Timmy Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 16.90 - Last year: 22
#71 Kevin Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 9.40 - Last year: N/A

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HOONIGAN RACING DIVISION - FORD FOCUS RS
#13 Andreas Bakkerud (NOR) - Avg last 10: 17.50 - Last year: 22
#43 Ken Block (USA) - Avg last 10: 10.20 - Last year: 1

MJP RACING TEAM AUSTRIA - FORD FIESTA
#44 Timo Scheider (DEU) - Avg last 10: 11.00 - Last year: 12
#96 Kevin Eriksson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 8.50 - Last year: 4

KNAPICK RACING - CITROËN DS3
#84 Hervé “Knapick” Lemonnier (FRA) - Avg last 8: 0.00 - Last year: N/A
#74 Jerome Grosset-Janin* (FRA) - Avg last 10: 15.30

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DA RACING - PEUGEOT 208, CITROËN DS3
#87 Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (FRA) - Avg last 10: 1.40 - Last year: N/A
#XX Francois Duval (BEL) - Avg last 4: 5.00 - Last year: N/A
#22 Andrea Dubourg* (FRA) - Avg last 3: 2.00

HEDSTRÖM MOTORSPORT - VOLKSWAGEN POLO
#8 Peter Hedström* (SWE) - Avg last 10: 13.70
#53 Alexander Hvaal* (NOR) - Avg last 10: 12.90
#63 Joachim Hvaal* (NOR) - Avg last 4: 0.00

ALBATEC RACING - PEUGEOT 208
#12 Jere Kalliokoski* (FIN) - Avg last 4: 5.75
#24 Tommy Rustad* (NOR) - Avg last 10: 19.40

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MARKLUND MOTORSPORT - VOLKSWAGEN POLO
#19 Magda Andersson* (SWE) - Avg last 4: 4.75
#92 Anton Marklund* (SWE) - Avg last 10: 16.40

ALL-INKL.COM MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT - AUDI S3, CITROËN DS3
#38 Mandie August* (DEU) - Avg last 3: 0.00
#77 Rene Münnich* (DEU) - Avg last 4: 9.50

EKLUND MOTORSPORT - VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
#38 Philip Gehrman* (SWE) - Avg last 1: 0.00
#73 Henning Solberg* (SWE) - Avg last 7: 7.29

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TEAM JC RACE TEKNIK - FORD FIESTA
#90 Thomas Bryntesson* (NOR) - Avg last 4: 20.25
#91 Ola Frøshaug* (NOR) - Avg last 4: 7.50

SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS
#2 Ollie O’Donovan* (IRL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 6.40
#4 Robin Larsson* (SWE), Audi A1 - Avg last 4: 16.25
#10 Kornel “Csucsu” Lucacs (HUN), Kia Rio - Avg last 9: 0.11- Last year: N/A
#12 Riku Tahko* (FIN), Mini Countryman - Avg last 10: 0.30
#16 Tom Daniel Tånevik* (NOR), Volvo C30 - Avg last 9: 0.78
#23 Mart Tikkerbär* (EST), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 1: 0.00
#30 Ole Kristian Temte* (NOR), Citroën C4 - Avg last 8: 0.00
#32 Tore Kristoffersen* (NOR), Citroën DS3 - Avg last 7: 0.43
#47 Tamas Pal Kiss* (HUN), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 10: 17.30
#49 Michael De Keersmaecker* (BEL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 9: 1.33
#54 Mats Öhman* (SWE), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 4.60
#55 Paulius Pleskovas* (LTU), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 3: 0.00
#58 Alister McRae (GBR), Volkswagen Polo - Avg last 1: 0.00 - Last year: N/A
#60 Joni-Pekka Rajala (FIN), Mitsubishi Mirage - Avg last 5: 2.60 - Last year: N/A
#68 Niclas Grönholm (FIN), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 3.20 - Last year: 0
#69 Martin Kaczmarski* (POL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 7: 7.00
#80 Andreas Steffen* (DEU), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 7: 0.29
#83 Patrick Guillerme* (FRA), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 2: 3.50
#95 Andri Oun* (EST), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 7: 0.00
#102 Tamas Karai (HUN), Audi A1 - Avg last 10: 4.90
#111 Derek Tohill (IRL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 9: 7.78

*EuroRX Driver