RallycrossRX comes of age with American Tanner Foust deservedly walked away with the honours from the opening round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship after an almost faultless drive in the final. Leading from the start and timing his joker lap perfectly on his penultimate lap. Making it look easy nearly a second a lap faster than the second placed supercar rookie, Finish Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme who himself beat Frenchman Davy Jeanney into third place.
Another Supercar rookie Swedish Timmy Hansen (Son of infamous Rallycross champion Kenneth Hansen) who had finished the first day head and shoulders ahead of everyone else could only manage to finish forth in the race. However in a cruel twist of fate Jeanney was later dropped to sixth place due to a technical infringement during post event checks. Allowing Hansen to climb to the third spot. With British Champion Julian Godfrey and Current European Champion Timur Timerzyanov making up the the remaining places in the final.
It wasn’t dream return to rallycross that ex WRC champion Petter Solberg had hoped for and after suffering a mixture of unfortunate racing incidents and teething mechanical problems on his newly built Citroen DS3 all weekend could only manage 10th place. It was also a weekend to forget for the new LD Motorsport team neither team principle Liam Doran or supercar rookie Andreas Bakkkerud could only manage 11th and 13th respectively between them.
- Tanner FOUST (USA) 4:23.843
- Jussi-Petteri LEPPIHALME (FIN) 4:28.237
- Timmy HANSEN (SWE) 4:31.930
- Julian GODFREY (GBR) 4:34.987
- Timur TIMERZYANOV (RUS) +2 Laps
- Davy JEANNEY (FRA) 4:30.110