Swedish rally driver Mattias Adielsson upstaged the FIA World Rallycross Championship regulars, invited stars and professional gamers to claim a dramatic victory in the opening round of the World RX Esports Invitational – the Catalunya Edition.
After a short break, the FIA World Rallycross Championship is back this weekend with the World RX of Canada, round seven of the season at a circuit that has provided plenty of action over the years. Here’s six reasons to look forward to the Trois-Rivieres weekend…
Kevin Hansen was thrilled to claim his long-awaited first rallycross final victory on the road this season at Lydden Hill last weekend.
While the Swede has been a race winner in World Rallycross this season, the result came after a post-race decision. At ‘the home of rallycross’, Hansen dominated, having a strong run in qualifying before going on to sweep his semi-final and the final in convincing fashion.
“It was really nice to get my first win of the season, crossing the line first,” he said. “Overall it’s been such a great day; quick in warm-up, very good qualifying heats, a clean semi, and a very clean final. It summed up a great day and a great weekend for me with a double podium.”
“It’s a very very good feeling and to do it here where my rallycross career started is really special,” he added. “I remember when I was small and in the Swift here so it’s very different but it’s so nice and to feel that I’ve developed so much over the years is really cool.”
It is great to see WorldRX drivers fighting it out, door-to-door, on a classic RX course.
My gallery of images from the day are here: https://www.westyphotography.com/Sports/Rallycross/TitansRX/