Suddenly we’re here again. The first weekend of July, halfway through the FIA World Rallycross season and we’re ready for one of the biggest events of the year. The entry list is already maxed out, and huge crowds are expected as usual. You don’t want to miss this one!

Last time out in Hell the event ended with torrential rain, which caught out two of the title favourites, Timmy Hansen and Andreas Bakkerud. The two failed to make the final, meaning that the possibility of a new winner was high! First everyone thought that Liam Doran had the upper hand after an early joker, but his Audi started misfiring and Anton Marklund could pass him and was the first to finish the final. Kevin Hansen and Niclas Grönholm once again had a huge battle, where Kevin finished first of the two after pushing Niclas after an initial pass from the Finn. The amount of pushing was too much for the stewards though, and Kevin was afterwards placed behind Niclas. Meanwhile in scrutineering, it was discovered that the bumper of Marklunds Renault was made out of a thicker material than what is allowed, disqualifying the initial winner from the whole event. In the end, Niclas Grönholm ended up with the win ahead of Kevin Hansen and Janis Baumanis!

In our fantasy game TurboThomi increased his lead overall. It is also worth noting that our Dutch Engineer leads over Dusty Ventures with one less round entered. With four rounds not counting to the overall score, everything can still happen!

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Höljes is by many considered the ultimate rallycross track. It is completely threedimensional with two jumps, a banked corner and high curbs that can cause punctures and suspension damage. It is a track that few master on their first weekend, and could cause a few surprises.

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TRACK DETAILS:
Length:
1210 m
Tarmac/Gravel: 60 % / 40 %
Lap Record: 00:41.110 (Petter Solberg)
Previous Winners: Johan Kristoffersson (2018, 2017), Andreas Bakkerud (2016), Mattias Ekström (2015, 2014)

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The entry lists for this round are maxed out, that means that we have a lot of more or less familiar faces turning up as wildcard drivers. In the second STARD car we find Jere Kalliokoski, who was a EuroRX regular last year with decent results. Reinis Nitiss makes his second outing with GRX this year, hoping for a better result than Abu Dhabi. The french brothers Jonathan and Fabien Pailler make a rare entry here, and it will be interesting to see what pace they have. OlsbergsMSE also returns with three drivers; Ulrik Linnemann will debut the Honda Civic in WorldRX, and Sebastian and Kevin Eriksson will drive the 2018 Ford Fiesta. They have been challenging Robin Larsson in RallyX Nordic this year, so with everything going their way a spot in the semifinals is a possibility.

In order to enter Fantasy WorldRX, you must pick six drivers from the entry list below. You can only pick one driver from each team. You may pick a combination of drivers from both WorldRX and EuroRX. If your drivers score points in the order you picked them, you will earn 10 bonus points. You may pick a driver for the Monster Energy Supercharge Award to be able to score another 10 points, but if your driver doesn’t make it to the semifinals, 10 points will be deducted from your score. All the drivers available to pick are listed below.

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If you want to do more research, the stats are also available. Everything can be watched on Youtube on Saturday and Sunday (might be geoblocked).

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TEAM STARD - FORD FIESTA
#6 Janis Baumanis (LVA) - Avg last 10: 11.30 | Avg SWE: 12.00
#22 Jere Kalliokoski (FIN) - Avg last 0: N/A | Avg SWE: N/A

GRX TANECO - HYUNDAI I20
#7 Timur Timerzyanov (RUS) - Avg last 10: 10.90 | Avg SWE: 10.20
#15 Reinis Nitiss (LVA) - Avg last 10: 4.40 | Avg SWE: 8.75
#68 Niclas Grönholm (FIN) - Avg last 10: 15.80 | Avg SWE: 6.75

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MONSTER ENERGY RX CARTEL - AUDI S1
#13 Andreas Bakkerud (NOR) - Avg last 10: 19.00 | Avg SWE: 23.80
#33 Liam Doran (GBR) - Avg last 10: 9.40 | Avg SWE: 5.33

GC KOMPETITION - RENAULT MEGANE RS
#14 Rokas Baciuska (LTU) - Avg last 3: 5.00 | Avg SWE: N/A
#36 Guerlain Chicherit (FRA) - Avg last 10: 8.30 | Avg SWE: 3.00
#92 Anton Marklund (SWE) - Avg last 10: 8.70 | Avg SWE: 5.00

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PAILLER COMPETITION - PEUGEOT 208
#18 Jonathan Pailler (FRA) - Avg last 2: 0.00 | Avg SWE: N/A
#20 Fabien Pailler (FRA) - Avg last 3: 1.67 | Avg SWE: N/A

TEAM HANSEN MJP - PEUGEOT 208
#21 Timmy Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 19.40 | Avg SWE: 19.00
#71 Kevin Hansen (SWE) - Avg last 10: 17.80 | Avg SWE: 10.00

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ALL-INKL.COM MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT - SEAT IBIZA
#38 Mandie August* (DEU) - Avg last 7: 1.71
#44 Timo Scheider (DEU) - Avg last 10: 9.70 | Avg SWE: 4.50
#77 Rene Münnich* (DEU) - Avg last 10: 11.50

HEDSTRÖMS MOTORSPORT - VOLKSWAGEN POLO
#8 Peter Hedström* (SWE) - Avg last 10: 9.60
#64 Kjetil Larsen (NOR) - Avg last 2: 1.50 | Avg SWE: N/A
#188 Daniel Thoren* (SWE) - Avg last 2: 0.00

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OLSBERGSMSE - HONDA CIVIC, FORD FIESTA
#72 Ulrik Linnemann (DNK) - Avg last 0: N/A | Avg SWE: N/A
#93 Sebastian Eriksson (SWE) - Avg last 3: 10.67 | Avg SWE: 14.00
#196 Kevin Eriksson (SWE) - Avg last 10: 6.90 | Avg SWE: 8.00

GCK ACADEMY - RENAULT CLIO RS
#96 Guillaume De Ridder (BEL) - Avg last 5: 2.60 | Avg SWE: N/A
#113 Cyril Raymond (FRA) - Avg last 7: 6.43 | Avg SWE: N/A

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JC RACETEKNIK - AUDI S1
#4 Robin Larsson* (SWE) - Avg last 7: 21.14
#39 Enzo Ide* (BEL) - Avg last 0: N/A
#54 Mats Öhman* (SWE) - Avg last 10: 4.70

DA RACING - PEUGEOT 208
#23 Andrea Dubourg* (FRA) - Avg last 10: 7.00
#87 Jean Baptiste Dubourg* (FRA) - Avg last 10: 13.20

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SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS
#10 Mikko Ikonen* (FIN), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 2: 12.50
#16 Thomas Bryntesson* (NOR), Volkswagen Polo - Avg last 10: 18.10
#24 Kevin Abbring (NED), Skoda Fabia - Avg last 1: 18.00| Avg SWE: N/A
#30 Ole Kristian Temte* (NOR), Citroën C4 - Avg last 10: 0.10
#42 Oliver Bennett (GBR), Mini Cooper - Avg last 10: 1.70 | Avg SWE: 2.00
#45 Pontus Tidemand* (SWE), Volkswagen Beetle - Avg last 2: 16.00
#48 Lukas Walfridsson* (SWE), Renault Clio - Avg last 10: 7.10
#50 Attila Mozer* (HUN), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 8: 0.88
#55 Paulius Pleskovas* (LTU), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 0.40
#56 Rodolphe Audran* (FRA), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 6: 0.40
#61 Stein Egil Jenssen* (NOR), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 3: 4.33
#69 Sondre Evjen* (NOR), Volkswagen Polo - Avg last 3: 11.67
#73 Tamas Karai* (HUN), Audi A1 - Avg last 10: 5.80
#75 Mario Barbosa* (PRT), Citroën DS3 - Avg last 4: 3.50
#76 Stene André Johansen* (NOR), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 0: N/A
#78 Laurent Bouliou* (FRA), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 0: N/A
#83 Patrick Guillerme* (FRA), Peugeot 208 - Avg last 5: 1.40
#88 Hans-Jøran Østreng* (NOR), Citroën DS3 - Avg last 1: 0.00
#95 Philip Gehrman (SWE), Volkswagen Polo - Avg last 0: N/A | Avg SWE: N/A
#99 Ales Fucik* (CZE), Volkswagen Polo - Avg last 7: 0.86
#111 Derek Tohill* (IRL), Ford Fiesta - Avg last 10: 8.20
#123 Krisztian Szabo (HUN), Audi S1 - Avg last 5: 11.00 | Avg SWE: N/A

*EuroRX driver