The FIA World Rallycross Championship visits the USA for the first time this weekend, heading to the new rallycross track at COTA in Austin, Texas. There’s never been more forbidden fruit gathered in the US ever before.
Latvia was very much business as usual, as Johan Kristoffersson grabbed all the points he could get and won again. He was followed by Mattias Ekström and Sebastien Loeb onto the podium, with Niclas Grönholm and the Hansen brothers also making it into the finals. Reinis Nitiss won the EuroRX championship by winning here, finishing ahead of Anton Marklund and Cyril Raymond overall.
Our fantasy game saw several huge scores, with Wheelerguy and TurboThomi only missing one point for a perfect score. We’ve now started to deduct the worst/missing rounds, so things are tightening up before the last three events.
COTA is a new track for this year, and was only finished for the ARX round earlier this year. The track is supposed to be permanent, but still features more temporary tire barriers than permanent guardrails and curbs like you see at traditional rallycross tracks. The track still proved to allow passing and award aggressive driving, and it will be interesting to see how the elite of the sport will solve this track.
The entry list will only feature the full season entrys, as possible wildcard entrys are directed towards ARX which will run parallel to WorldRX this weekend. The only new face will be Anton Marklund joining the GCK team for this round as well as Estering and South Africa. Liam Doran also remains with the team for the rest of the season, but will race in ARX here.
In order to enter Fantasy WorldRX, post your top 6 drivers in the comments section. You may only pick one driver from each team. All the drivers available to pick is listed below, and the deadline is the start of Q1 saturday morning US time. All the rules, teams and other information are further described in the link below:
The season standings will be maintained in this Google Spreadsheet, and the stats are also available if you want to do more research. The qualifying summary and live finals can be watched on Youtube on Sunday (might be geoblocked).
PSRX VOLKSWAGEN SWEDEN - VOLKSWAGEN POLO R
#1 Johan Kristoffersson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 28.40
#11 Petter Solberg (NOR) - Avg last 10: 19.30
OLSBERGSMSE - FORD FIESTA
#4 Robin Larsson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 5.60
#96 Kevin Eriksson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 6.80
EKS AUDI SPORT - AUDI S1
#5 Mattias Ekström (SWE) - Avg last 10: 20.30
#13 Andreas Bakkerud (NOR) - Avg last 10: 19.40
GRX TANECO TEAM - HYUNDAI I20
#7 Timur Timerzyanov (RUS) - Avg last 10: 7.70
#68 Niclas Grönholm (FIN) - Avg last 10: 11.40
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL - PEUGEOT 208
#9 Sebastien Loeb (FRA) - Avg last 10: 18.60
#21 Timmy Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 20.40
#71 Kevin Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 12.70
GC KOMPETITION - RENAULT MEGANE RS
#36 Guerlain Chicherit (FRA) - Avg last 10: 5.40
#92 Anton Marklund (SWE) - Avg last 10: 5.10
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
#6 Janis Baumanis (LVA), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 8.10
#66 Gregoire Demoustier (BEL), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 10: 0.90