Hi, and welcome to the preview of the 66th round of the 2019 FIA World Rallcross Championship in the 6th year of the championship. Of course it is taking place in Hell, Norway.

After some more rounds we’ve started to see how this season will shape up. The last round at Silverstone once again proved that the Hansen’s in their ex-factory Peugeots will be the guys to beat. Timmy Hansen won his second round of the year, scored another 30 points and takes the lead in the championship ahead of his brother Kevin. However, Andreas Bakkerud took his third podium in a row, and keeps climbing up the leaderboard. GRX with their Hyundais also looks incredibly strong, and only bad luck hindered them from another good result at Silverstone. Conclusion? You never really know who’s going to win!

In our Fantasy Game it’s looking similarly even, with every player scoring some bad and some good results. It’s anyone’s guess how this will turn out in the end.

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Hell should be a well known track for everyone, as it is one of the ever present tracks on the WorldRX calendar and has been featured in several versions of the DiRT games. It is considered to be one of the more spectacular tracks we see during the year, mostly due to the aggressive curbs and the fact that it is built on a hill and not on a field. Drivers that grew up with rallycross usually do very well here, and the likes of Andreas Bakkerud, Timmy Hansen, Timur Timerzyanov and Liam Doran all have good results from this track.

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TRACK DETAILS:
Length:
1019 m
Tarmac/Gravel: 63% / 37%
Lap Record: 00:37.895 (Timmy Hansen)
Previous Winners: Johan Kristoffersson (2017, 2018), Andreas Bakkerud (2016), Timmy Hansen (2015), Reinis Nitiss (2014)

One of the most welcomed returns on the entry list is the one of Niclas Grönholm. After recovering from surgery, Grönholm had to sit out Spa and Silverstone and leave his spot to Joni Wiman. Grönholm still has the best average score this season, and it will be interesting to see how he catches up with the field after some time out. Another driver making a similar comeback is Rokas Baciuska, who signed with GCK shortly before the last round. Baciuska did very well in the ESMotorsport Skoda Fabia before he left the team, and should be one to watch out for in the Megane as well. In STARD Jani Paasonen returns as their second driver.

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The EuroRX entry list is similar to that we saw at Silverstone, with a couple of additions. Enzo Ide joins Robin Larsson in JC Race Teknik, and we see the locals Ole Kristian Temte, Stein Egil Jenssen and Hans-Jøran Østreng joining as privateers in relatively old machinery.

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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.

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

#3 Jani Paasonen (FIN), Avg last 2: 2.00 | Avg NOR: N/A
#6 Janis Baumanis (LVA), Avg last 10: 10.90 | Avg NOR: 6.33

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GRX TANECO - HYUNDAI I20
#7 Timur Timerzyanov (RUS), Avg last 10: 9.90 | Avg NOR: 15.00
#68 Niclas Grönholm (FIN), Avg last 10: 14.20 | Avg NOR: 5.33

MONSTER ENERGY RX CARTEL - AUDI S1
#13 Andreas Bakkerud (NOR), Avg last 10: 18.90 | Avg NOR: 18.40
#33 Liam Doran (GBR), Avg last 10: 8.00 | Avg NOR: 6.00

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GC KOMPETITION - RENAULT MEGANE RS
#14 Rokas Baciuska (LTU), Avg last 2: 7.00 | Avg NOR: N/A
#33 Guerlain Chicherit (FRA), Avg last 10: 7.60 | Avg NOR: 1.00
#92 Anton Marklund (SWE), Avg last 10: 9.70 | Avg NOR: 9.00

TEAM HANSEN MJP - PEUGEOT 208
#21 Timmy Hansen (SWE), Avg last 10: | Avg NOR: 19.90
#71 Kevin Hansen (SWE), Avg last 10: | Avg NOR: 16.70

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ALL-INKL.COM MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT - SEAT IBIZA
#38 Mandie August* (DEU), Avg last 6: 1.50
#44 Timo Scheider (DEU), Avg last 10: | Avg NOR: 8.70
#77 Rene Münnich* (DEU), Avg last 10: 10.50

GCK ACADEMY - RENAULT CLIO RS
#96 Guillaume De Ridder (BEL), Avg last 4: 2.75 | Avg NOR: N/A
#113 Cyril Raymond (FRA), Avg last 6: 5.67 | Avg NOR: N/A

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JC RACETEKNIK - AUDI S1
#4 Robin Larsson* (SWE), Avg last 6: 19.67
#39 Enzo Ide* (BEL), Avg last 0: N/A

HEDSTRÖMS MOTORSPORT - VOLKSWAGEN POLO
#8 Peter Hedström* (SWE), Avg last 10: 10.40
#187 Daniel Thoren* (SWE), Avg last 2: 0.00

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DA RACING - PEUGEOT 208
#23 Andrea Dubourg* (FRA), Avg last 10: 5.40
#87 Jean-Baptiste Dubourg* (FRA), Avg last 10: 11.20

SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS
#10 Mikko Ikonen* (FIN), Ford Fiesta, Avg last 1: 12.00
#16 Thomas Bryntesson* (NOR), Volkswagen Polo, Avg last 10: 17.20
#24 Kevin Abbring (NED), Skoda Fabia, Avg last 0: N/A | Avg NOR: N/A
#30 Ole Kristian Temte* (NOR), Citroën C4, Avg last 9: 0.00
#35 Mike Manning* (GBR), Ford Fiesta, Avg last 0: N/A 
#42 Oliver Bennett (GBR), Mini Cooper, Avg last 10: 1.40| Avg NOR: 0..00
#45 Pontus Tidemand* (SWE), Volkswagen Beetle , Avg last 1: 17.00
#48 Lukas Walfridson* (SWE), Renault Clio, Avg last 10: 6.90
#50 Attila Mozer* (HUN), Audi A1, Avg last 7: 1.00
#55 Paulius Pleskovas* (LTU), Ford Fiesta, Avg last 10: 0.40
#61 Stein Egil Jenssen* (NOR), Ford Fiesta, Avg last 2: 5.50
#69 Sondre Evjen* (NOR), Volkswagen Polo, Avg last 2: 8.00
#73 Tamas Karai* (HUN), Audi A1, Avg last 10: 4.80
#75 Mario Barbosa* (PRT), Citroën DS3, Avg last 3: 4.67
#88 Hans-Jøran Østreng* (NOR), Citroën DS3, Avg last 0: N/A
#99 Ales Fucik* (CZE), Volkswagen Polo, Avg last 6: 0.33
#123 Krisztian Szabo (HUN), Audi S1, Avg last 4: 12.50 | Avg NOR: N/A

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*EuroRX Driver