A stellar line-up for the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Hell was announced today, with a particularly notable name of former Formula One driver, Alex Wurz, billed to drive at the event.
A wildcard entrant, the two-time Le Mans winner will join the Supercar class with the MJP Racing Team for the weekend of the 8th to the 10th of June, having previously tested for the Austrian team. He joins a strong field of entrants for the event – 22 drivers in total, with six two-man permanent teams and three individual full-time drivers. MJP’s owner, Max Pucher, will also drive at the event.
Making his second World RX appearance of 2018 (after next weekend at Silverstone), past European Rallycross Champion, Tommy Rustad, will partake in his home race, driving a HTB Racing Volkswagen Polo. The Norwegian will be joined by last year’s Euro RX champion, Anton Marklund.
Team STARD will add a new face to their team for the weekend, with full-time driver Janis Baumanis to be partnered by Finland’s Joni-Pekka Rajala, a Euro RX podium finisher. Oliver Bennett will make his third appearance in his Mini Cooper SX1, and Kjetil Larsen will contend his home round.
A capacity number of entries for the Super1600 category means that there are three drivers sat on the reserve list – a testament to its ever-growing popularity. The championship is currently led by Artis Baumanis, who took victory in the first two rounds of the season.
The European Rallycross Championship also has a strong contingent of entries, with sixteen drivers hoping to take the championship leader spot from Frederik Salsten. The RX2’s will also make an appearance, with an entry list to be confirmed closer to the event.