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Kristoffersson to defend World Rallycross title with Volkswagen at start of electric era

Johan Kristoffersson will defend his World Rallycross title in 2022 with the Kristoffersson Motorsport-run team switching to a Volkswagen entry, as the series prepares for its electric era.

Kristoffersson crowned 2021 WRX champion tied on points

Johan Kristoffersson claimed his fourth World Rallycross Championship after ending the 2021 campaign tied on points with Timmy Hansen.

WRX Nurburgring: Kristoffersson victory reduces Hansen's lead

Johan Kristoffersson won the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship's double-header at the Nurbugring while championship leader Timmy Hansen was disqualified, trimming his deficit to just four points.

New all-electric Lancia Delta to contest World RX in 2022

French concern GCK Motorsport is developing an all-electric Lancia Delta Integrale to compete in the new-look World Rallycross Championship next year.

WRX Portugal: Gronholm claims second victory of 2021

Niclas Gronholm drove to a second victory of the World Rallycross Championship season at Montalegre in Portugal thanks to a lap-one joker.

Portugal WRX: Hansen leads Gronholm after Saturday's running

World Rallycross Championship points’ leader Timmy Hansen set a brace of fastest times on the opening day of round seven at Montalegre in Portugal to head the overnight standings.

Spa victory lifts Kristoffersson into World Rallycross title fight

Johan Kristoffersson elevated himself into the midst of the World Rallycross Championship title fight with a dominant victory in the sixth round of the series at Spa-Francorchamps.

Spa WRX: Kristoffersson leads opening day after surviving contact

Johan Kristoffersson heads the overnight order on the opening day of the Belgian World Rallycross Championship round at Spa, after surviving turn one contact in Q2 that claimed Kevin Abbring.

Kristoffersson's team commits three cars for first electric World Rallycross season

Reigning World Rallycross Championship-winning team Kristoffersson Motorsport has committed to the discipline’s new electric era by announcing a three-car effort for 2022.

World Rallycross announces 14-car grid for first fully electric season

The World Rallycross Promoter has revealed a 14-car entry for the series’ wholesale electric transition from next year.

Latvia WRX: Kristoffersson beats Gronholm to score first win of 2021

Triple World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson claimed his first victory of the 2021 campaign on the second day of a double-header weekend in Latvia.

Latvia WRX: Gronholm survives contact to win first leg of double-header

Niclas Gronholm put poor fortune in the opening three rounds of the World Rallycross Championship behind him to bounce back with a commanding victory at round four in Latvia.

Ekstrom to make latest World RX comeback at Munnich Seat squad

The 2016 World Rallycross champion Mattias Esktrom will return to the series for the double-header event in Latvia this weekend, joining the Munnich Motorsport team running against his own squad.

France WRX: Timmy Hansen leads another 1-2 from brother Kevin

Timmy and Kevin Hansen continued an incredible streak of 1-2 finishes by claiming the top spots in the third round of the World Rallycross Championship in France.

France WRX: Kristoffersson leads Gronholm on opening day

Johan Kristoffersson and Niclas Gronholm, expected World Rallycross Championship title-protagonists who have had disappointing opening two rounds, stuck back on the opening day of round three in France.

Sweden WRX: Timmy Hansen beats brother Kevin at home

Timmy Hansen banished memories of losing his home round of the World Rallycross Championship at Holjes in 2015 to a controversial penalty by dominating the final at the Swedish venue.

Sweden WRX: Kristoffersson, Hansen tied after qualifying

Former World Rallycross champions Johan Kristoffersson and Timmy Hansen claimed a fastest time apiece on the opening day of the second round of the series at Holjes in Sweden to be tied in qualifying overnight.

Bakkerud to return to competitive rallycross action in Sweden

Seven-time World Rallycross Championship podium-finisher Andreas Bakkerud, who lost the 2019 title on countback, will return to competitive rallycross action this weekend at Sweden's Holjes round.

Spain WRX: Kevin Hansen beats brother Timmy to win at Barcelona

Sweden's Kevin Hansen claimed his maiden on-track World Rallycross Championship victory in the opening round of the 2021 season in Spain.

Spain WRX: Kristoffersson stripped of Day 1 lead

Three-time World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson has lost his overnight lead at the opening round of the 2021 series in Spain due to being disqualified from the first qualifying session.

World RX postpones maiden Nurburgring round due to flooding

The World Rallycross Championship’s maiden visit to the Nurburgring, set to take place next week as the second and third rounds of the 2021 series, has been postponed.

Triple World RX champion Kristoffersson to switch to Audi

Triple World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson will switch to an Audi S1 and the EKS JC team in his bid to win a fourth World Rallycross Championship crown this year.

Niclas Gronholm targets World RX title on return with father's team

Niclas Gronholm, son of two-time World Rally Champion Marcus, is targeting the World Rallycross Championship title on his return to the series with father’s GRX-SET squad this year.

WRX 2021 opener in Norway cancelled

The opening round of the World Rallycross Championship in Norway has been cancelled, while the Montalegre circuit in Portugal has returned to the schedule to become the season finale.

World Rallycross releases revised 2021 calendar

The World Rallycross Championship, now under the leadership of WRC Promoter, has announced a revised European-based 2021 calendar.

Christoffersson and Ekstrom teams join forces in WRX

Reigning World Rallycross teams' champion JC Raceteknik has joined forces with Mattias Ekstrom's EKS concern to create the EKS JC team, committing to returning to the series this year

WRC to take over promotion of World RX from 2021

The World Rally Championship Promoter Group has signed a deal to promote the FIA World Rallycross Championship from this year, in an agreement with the FIA

WRX Finland return in 2021 as part of 10-round calendar

A 10-round calendar for the 2021 World Rallycross Championship has been revealed following an FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting, and includes a return to the Kouvola circuit in Finland

Kristoffersson crowned World Rallycross champion with final round cancelled

The final round of the 2020 World Rallycross Championship due to take place at the Nurburgring next month is set to be cancelled, crowning Johan Kristoffersson as champion

Belgian WRX round cancelled due to COVID-19

The penultimate round of the World Rallycross Championship set to be held at Spa-Francorchamps later this month has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

WRC legend Gronholm to contest WRX-supporting Projekt E race at Spa

Double World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm will make his second rallycross appearance of 2020 next month in an electric Ford Fiesta, contesting World Rallycross's Projekt E support class at Spa

World Rallycross Barcelona: Kristoffersson survives Bakkerud clash to win

World Rallycross points leader Johan Kristoffersson battled back from a day stuck in traffic to win his fourth round of the campaign in an action packed Spanish final

Barcelona World RX: Hansen survives Kristoffersson contact to win

Reigning World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen claimed his first victory in over a year by beating points leader Johan Kristoffersson in the first instalment of the series' Barcelona double-header

Tender process launched for new World Rallycross promoter

The FIA has committed to securing the World Rallycross Championship's future and has launched a tender process to find a new promoter for the series

World Rallycross promoter IMG to end tenure as commercial rights holder

World Rallycross Championship promotor IMG will end its tenure as the commercial rights holder of the series at the end of this year, Autosport has learned

Riga World Rallycross: Ekstrom beats Kristofferson to second Latvia WRX win

In a battle between two multi-discipline experts, Mattias Ekstrom came out on top to win the second instalment of the World Rallycross' Latvian double-header, his second win of the campaign

Riga World Rallycross: Kristoffersson flawless for victory in Latvian opener

World Rallycross championship leader Johan Kristoffersson played a perfect tyre strategy in the first instalment of the series' Latvian double-header to cruise to his third win of the campaign

Ekstrom to continue with KYB Team JC in Riga WRX round

Former World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekstrom will continue his campaign in the 2020 series with the KYB Team JC squad this weekend, at the Latvian double-header in Riga

WRX to run alongside WRC at Spa as Belgium round moved to November

The date of the World Rallycross Championship's Belgian round has been moved for a second time, and is now planned to take place on the same weekend as Rally Ypres

Kouvola World Rallycross: Gronholm withstands huge pressure for home win

Finnish driver Niclas Gronholm withstood enormous pressure in wet conditions to win his home round of the World Rallycross Championship at Kouvola, becoming the third different winner this season

Kouvola World Rallycross: Kristoffersson in control as he takes second 2020 win

World Rallycross returnee Johan Kristoffersson netted his second series victory in a week, winning the third round at Kouvola in Finland ahead of local star Juha Rytkonen

Mattias Ekstrom remains with KYB Team JC for World RX Finland

One-time World Rallycross Champion Mattias Ekstrom will remain with KYB Team JC for the second double-header of the series in Finland this weekend after his winning return in Sweden

WRX Sweden: Ekstrom turns the tables on Kristoffersson for Holjes victory

Returning World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekstrom beat round one winner Johan Kristoffersson in an enthralling fight to claim victory on the second day at Holjes

WRX Sweden: Kristoffersson makes winning return in World Rallycross opener

Double World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson made a winning return to the series after a year away, claiming the spoils in the opener at his home circuit

Mattias Ekstrom to make World RX comeback for 2020 opener at Holjes

One-time World Rallycross Champion and double DTM title-winner Mattias Ekstrom will make a shock return to World RX for the 2020 season-opener in Sweden this weekend

WRC winner Ostberg to make RX debut in electric Citroen

Citroen works rally driver Mads Ostberg will make his rallycross debut in the Holjes World Rallycross Championship season opener on 22-23 August, racing in the new electric Projekt E category

Block joins WRX-supporting Projekt E category in electric Fiesta

Ken Block will return to the World Rallycross Championship roster for the 2020 season's opening round at Holjes, racing an electric Ford Fiesta in the new Projekt E support category

Abu Dhabi World Rallycross round cancelled

The Abu Dhabi round of the 2020 World Rallycross Championship at Yas Marina Circuit has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

WRC driver Neuville to make international rallycross debut in RallyX Nordic series

Hyundai World Rally Championship driver Thierry Neuville will make his international rallycross debut at the opening rounds of the RallyX Nordic series as team-mate to World Rallycross champion Timmy Hansen

World Rallycross confirms trio of 2020 double-headers

The World Rallycross Championship will feature a trio of double-header events to get its revised 2020 season underway, while the new Finnish round has been officially launched

FIA rule change would allow Subaru World RX entry in 2021

Subaru would be eligible to enter to the World Rallycross Championship next season following changes to the series' engine regulations

World Rallycross 2020 revised calendar approved as Finland venue returns

The World Rallycross Championship's revised 2020 calendar includes a new round at Kouvola in Finland after being approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on Friday

WRC legend Gronholm to compete in RallyX Nordic opener

World rally legend Marcus Gronholm will race a latest-specification Hyundai i20 Supercar in a 'legends' class at the RallyX Nordic season-opener in Sweden next month

Electric World Rallycross kit could make competition debut in 2021

The electric kit designed for the World Rallycross Championship's top-flight electric switch, which has been postponed until 2022, could make its competition debut in rallying next year

World Rallycross News: Lydden Hill targets World RX return with venue upgrades

British circuit Lydden Hill has eyes on a return to the World Rallycross championship calendar in the future, once a number of improvements to the venue have been implemented

World Rallycross News: French round cancelled for 2020

The French round of the World Rallycross Championship at Loheac has been cancelled for 2020, the event has announced

World Rallycross News: WRX launches revised 2020 calendar set for August start

The World Rallycross Championship is planning to get its 2020 season underway in late August, the series has revealed as part of a revised nine-round calendar

WRX delays electric car introduction due to coronavirus

The introduction of electric cars into the World Rallycross Championship has been deferred until 2022 by the FIA amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

First two rounds of 2020 WRX season put on hold by coronavirus

The opening round of the World Rallycross Championship at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit and the following Portugal round have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand gets full season in EuroRX

One-time WRC2 champion Pontus Tidemand, a class-winner at last weekend's Rally Mexico, will compliment his rally programme for Tokport WRT with a European Rallycross Championship campaign this year