This weekend we’ll have the last round of this FIA World Rallycross season, where both titles are already handed out to Johan Kristoffersson and Volkswagen. What is then still to play for? In Fantasy RX: Everything.
While Estering showed the world what proper rallycross should be like, the completely dominant Johan Kristoffersson took all the points he could get and cemented his position as champion once more. The EKS teammates Mattias Ekström and Andreas Bakkerud joined him on the podium, giving both an advantage in the fight for second overall.
In our Fantasy Game things tightened up even more, and TurboThomi now leads with just three points ahead of GiuRX. I’m 25 points behind, and possibly a dark horse in all of this. The gaps are larger further down the list, but it is still possible for everyone to climb on the table.
The Killearny Circuit in Cape Town was first used in WorldRX last year, and proved to be a well made circuit that allowed both overtaking and interesting tactics, but could do with a bit more features and permanent barriers. Johan Kristoffersson won here last year, with Timmy Hansen and Mattias Ekström also finishing on the podium.
Length: 1067 m
Lap Record: 00:40.393 (Johan Kristoffersson)
Previous Winner: Johan Kristoffersson (2017)
After the last round both Peugeot Sport and OlsbergsMSE made it official that they won’t enter the series next year. Peugeot officially stated that the delayed change to electric cars don’t fit with their plans, and that they will look into other ways of promoting their electric cars. OlsbergsMSE stated that they want to spend time developing their cars and prepare for the electric era, quite understandable after this season. What does this mean for this last round? That there are seven drivers looking to impress other teams and sponsors in order to secure a drive next year. Two of the drivers, Timmy Hansen and Andreas Bakkerud, have driven every single round of World Rallycross so far...
At least the entry for this last round is solid enough. Adding to the regulars are Oliver Bennett in a privately entered Mini, and Münnich Motorsport with Rene Münnich and Timo Scheider. Scheider got all the way to the final here last year, but also had a very strong car from MJP Racing back then. GC Kompetition initially wanted to enter three cars like in Germany, but due to too much damage on the car Marklund drove then, Liam Doran has to remain on the sideline 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 African 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 - VW POLO R
#1 Johan Kristoffersson (SWE), Avg last 10: 28.40| Last year: 30
#11 Petter Solberg (NOR), Avg last 10: 19.70 | Last year: 18
OLSBERGSMSE - FORD FIESTA
#4 Robin Larsson (SWE), Avg last 10: 5.10 | Last year: N/A
#96 Kevin Eriksson (SWE) Avg last 10: 7.70 | Last year: 7
EKS AUDI SPORT - AUDI S1
#5 Mattias Ekström (SWE), Avg last 10: 20.90 | Last year: 22
#13 Andreas Bakkerud (NOR), Avg last 10: 20.40 | Last year: 15
GRX TANECO TEAM - HYUNDAI I20
#7 Timur Timerzyanov (RUS), Avg last 10: 6.60 | Last year: 4
#68 Niclas Grönholm (FIN), Avg last 10: 12.40 | Last year: 2
TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL - PEUGEOT 208
#9 Sebastien Loeb (FRA). Avg last 10: 19.10 | Last year: 10
#21 Timmy Hansen (SWE), Avg last 10: 19.10 | Last year: 26
#71 Kevin Hansen (SWE), Avg last 10: 13.80 | Last year: 14
GC KOMPETITION - RENAULT MEGANE RS
#36 Guerlain Chicherit (FRA), Avg last 10: 5.90 | Last year: N/A
#92 Anton Marklund (SWE), Avg last 10: 5.30 | Last year: N/A
ALL-INKL.COM MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT - SEAT IBIZA
#44 Timo Scheider (DEU), Avg last 10: 6.30 | Last year: 20
#77 René Münnich (DEU), Avg last 10: 0.40 | Last year: 0
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
#6 Janis Baumanis (LVA), Ford Fiesta, Avg last 10: 7.60 | Last year: 10
#42 Oliver Bennett (GBR), Mini Cooper, Avg last 8: 0,78 | Last year: N/A
#66 Gregoire Demoustier (BEL), Peugeot 208, Avg last 10: 1,00 | Last year: N/A