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Bakkerud holds overnight WRX Sweden lead as Timmy Hansen struggles

Andreas Bakkerud holds the overnight lead at the World Rallycross Championship's Holjes round as championship leader Timmy Hansen struggled

Gronholm's GRX team to make World Rallycross future call next month

Two-time World Rally champion Marcus Gronholm says the future of his GRX World Rallycross squad will be decided next month

Projekt E begins testing next month before move onto WRX 2020 bill

Testing of the first electric car for the new Projekt E series will begin next month, ahead of its debut on the 2020 World Rallycross package

WRX Norway: Marklund loses Hell win for technical infringement

Anton Marklund has been stripped of his maiden World Rallycross win at the Norwegian round at Hell following a post-race technical inspection

WRX Norway: Marklund claims first series win at suddenly wet Hell

Double European Rallycross champion Anton Marklund claimed a maiden World Rallycross victory as conditions suddenly turned torrential at the Norwegian round at Hell

WRX Norway: Hyundai GRX driver Gronholm dominates day one in Hell

Niclas Gronholm dominated the opening day of the Norwegian World Rallycross round in Hell to lead overnight ahead of team-mate Timur Timerzyanov

Electric WRX plans reignited by FIA - EV, ICE cars mixed for 2021

Plans to switch the World Rallycross Championship to electric cars have been reignited at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris

More technical details for WRX's Projekt E support series revealed

Further technical details have been released about the World Rallycross Championship's planned Projekt E electric support series

STARD to supply powertrains for World RX's Projekt E electric series

Manfred Stohl's research and development firm STARD will supply electric powertrain kits for the World Rallycross Championship's planned Projekt E support series

WRC's Kevin Abbring to make WRX debut at Hell, Tidemand returns

Sometime World Rally Championship drivers Kevin Abbring and Pontus Tidemand will compete in next month's World Rallycross round at Norway's Hell round

Piquet to race in new TitansRX series after Jaguar Formula E exit

Inaugural Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr will make selected appearances in the new TitansRX rallycross series this year

Silverstone World Rallycross: Timmy Hansen becomes double winner

Timmy Hansen became the first double winner of the 2019 World Rallycross Championship season at Silverstone despite losing the lead at the first corner of the final to Andreas Bakkerud

Silverstone World Rallycross: Hansen brothers dominate day one

Swedish brothers Timmy and Kevin Hansen produced a harmonious display of teamwork to dominate day one of the World Rallycross Championship's British round at Silverstone

Spa World Rallycross: Timerzyanov gives Gronholm's team first win

Triple European Rallycross champion Timur Timerzyanov claimed his first win in the world championship, and the first for World Rally legend Marcus Gronholm's team, at Spa-Francorchamps' inaugural RX event

Spa hailed as the best of new World Rallycross Championship tracks

Liam Doran topped day one of the World Rallycross Championship's Spa debut, and heralded the Belgian Grand Prix Formula 1 venue's RX circuit as the best of the series' new breed

Spa World Rallycross: Gronholm out with illness; Duval gets Skoda

Niclas Gronholm will miss World Rallycross's Spa-Francorchamps round through illness, while former World Rally Championship driver Francois Duval has been drafted in to race a Skoda Fabia at home

Ex-Citroen WRC driver Breen to compete in new TitansRX series

World Rally Championship podium-finisher Craig Breen will compete in the new TitansRX rallycross series this year

Timmy Hansen dominates Barcelona World Rallycross round for Peugeot

Timmy Hansen completed a weekend of domination at the World Rallycross Championship round at Barcelona by claiming his first victory of the season and maximum points

Peugeot driver Timmy Hansen leads World RX opening day in Barcelona

Timmy Hansen dominated the opening day of World Rallycross at Barcelona, the Hansen MJP driver rebounding from a monster accident in the season-opener in Abu Dhabi

Ekstrom to Spa World Rallycross round in title winning Audi S1

Mattias Ekstrom will return to the World Rallycross Championship at Spa in an Audi S1, after the 2016 champion retired from full-time WRX competition at the end of 2018

Olympian Chris Hoy to drive a Fiesta in Spanish World Rallycross round

Adding to his upcoming test in a Formula E car, six-time Olympic gold medal winner Chris Hoy will drive a Ford Fiesta at the Spanish round of World Rallycross

Kevin Hansen inherits Abu Dhabi win after Niclas Gronholm penalty

Kevin Hansen has been handed victory in the World Rallycross season-opener in Abu Dhabi after initial winner Niclas Gronholm was penalised

Niclas Gronholm claims victory in Abu Dhabi World RX season opener

Niclas Gronholm, son of two-time World Rally Champion Marcus, won a drama-filled opening round of the World Rallycross season in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi World Rallycross: Timmy Hansen leads day one

Timmy Hansen set the pace in an ex-works Peugeot 208 as the 2019 World Rallycross Championship opened at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 venue Yas Marina

RX launches 'Projekt E' after electric vote for top-class fails

The World Rallycross Championship has announced plans for a new electric series called Projekt E, after plans to switch World RX's top class to electric cars for 2021 failed

Key vote over World Rallycross Championship electric switch fails

Autosport understands the vote for switching the World Rallycross Championship to electric cars has failed, without the required three manufacturers to get the decision passed on Friday

Team Hansen MJP score late deal to join World RX in 2019 with 208s

The 14-time European Rallycross champion Kenneth Hansen has succeeded in reviving his own World Rallycross team for the 2019 season, and will run Peugeot 208 WRXs

GCK Renault squad reveals four-car line-up for 2019 World RX season

The GC Kompetition Renault World Rallycross team has revealed a four-car line-up for 2019

Ekstrom's EKS team returns to World Rallycross after signing Szabo

Mattias Ekstrom's EKS World Rallycross team will return to the series this year after signing Hungarian driver Krisztian Szabo

Yas Marina Circuit's World Rallycross layout for 2019 opener revealed

The World Rallycross circuit layout for the first round of the 2019 season at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit has been revealed

Citroen WRC refugee Craig Breen tempted by rallycross after test

Citroen World Rally Championship refugee Craig Breen is considering an appearance in rallycross this season, following a maiden Supercar test at Mondello Park in Ireland last week

Marcus Gronholm's GRX World Rallycross team adds third Hyundai

Marcus Gronholm's GRX team will expand to three Hyundai i20s for selected rounds of the 2019 World Rallycross Championship

Layout of Formula 1 venue Spa's new WRX circuit revealed

The layout of Formula 1 venue Spa's new World Rallycross has been revealed ahead of the circuit's 2019 debut in the series

Ex-WRC driver Gigi Galli's GGRX could make return to WRX in 2019

Former World Rally Championship driver Gigi Galli has begun testing a second evolution Kia Rio rallycross Supercar and could bring his GGRX team back to World RX in 2019

British Mini Xite Racing steps up for full WRX season with Bennett

British Rallycross team Xite Racing will field its Mini Cooper Supercar for Oliver Bennett in the World Rallycross Championship this season as a full-time entrant

Ford backing for new STARD World Rallycross Fiesta project for 2019

Manfred Stohl's STARD World Rallycross Championship team is developing a new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar with support from Ford Performance for the 2019 season

The alternative rallycross concept hoping to thrive

Last year wasn't a great one for rallycross - with one series collapsing and the flagship world championship under pressure after manufacturer walkouts. The discipline faces challenges everywhere, but one driver believes he has a solution, as DOMINIK WILDE explains

STARD World Rallycross team developing new Supercar, keeps Baumanis

Manfred Stohl's STARD World Rallycross team is developing a new Supercar for 2019 and has confirmed Janis Baumanis will remain with the squad

Kristoffersson: PSRX World RX VWs would have been unbeatable in '19

PSRX's Volkswagens would have remained the cars to beat in the World Rallycross Championship in 2019 had all the manufacturers stayed in the series, reckons double champion Johan Kristoffersson

Timo Scheider signs 2019 WRX deal with Munnich Motorsport

Two-time DTM champion and BMW works driver Timo Scheider will race full-time in the 2019 World Rallycross Championship season, driving for Munnich Motorsport

Mads Ostberg could compete in both rallying and rallycross in 2019

World Rally Championship driver Mads Ostberg could mix rallying with a competitive rallycross debut in the 2019 season

Johan Kristoffersson expects to miss 2019 World Rallycross season

World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson says it is "highly unlikely" that he will defend his back-to-back titles after PSRX Volkswagen's decision not to contest the 2019 season

Solberg's PSRX team to sit out 2019 World Rallycross Championship

Petter Solberg's title-winning PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team will not compete in the World Rallycross Championship in the 2019 season

Hansen trying to revive team after Peugeot World Rallycross exit

Fourteen-time European Rallycross champion Kenneth Hansen is working on reviving his team for the 2019 World RX Championship

Ekstrom's EKS team pulls out of World Rallycross Championship

Mattias Ekstrom's EKS team will not take part in the 2019 World Rallycross Championship and will sell its Audi S1 Supercars

Austin dropped as World Rallycross Championship trims 2019 calendar

The American round of the World Rallycross Championship has been dropped from the calendar for the next two years

World RX's electric conundrum is a matter of survival or demise

Last week, a number of World Rallycross Championship big hitters challenged promoter IMG over the series' future direction. DAVID EVANS urges World RX to push on with its electric plan

Gronholm, Solberg, Loeb put pressure on World Rallycross bosses

The biggest names in the World Rallycross Championship are demanding answers from series promoter IMG about the future direction the series will take

Petter Solberg to compete against son Oliver for first time

Double World Rallycross and 2003 World Rally champion Petter Solberg will compete against his 17-year-old son Oliver for the first time this weekend

Solberg: WRX needs electric switch clarity to keep VW into 2019

Petter Solberg says it is critical that a switch to electric cars in World Rallycross for 2021 is rubber-stamped, if his team is to maintain Volkswagen backing in 2019

World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekstrom ends full-time career

Former World Rallycross champion Mattias Ekstrom has called time on his full-time World RX career after finishing second in the South African season finale

World Rallycross champion Kristoffersson wins Killarney finale

Johan Kristoffersson completed an incredible run of World Rallycross Championship domination with a clear victory at the South African season closer

Killarney World Rallycross: Sebastien Loeb fastest on day one

A month after winning his first World Rally Championship round for six years in Spain, Sebastien Loeb topped the opening day of the World Rallycross Championship finale in South Africa

WRX South Africa: PSRX freight late, full participation in peril

The PSRX Volkswagen Sweden World Rallycross squad faces a race against time to compete in this weekend's final round of 2018 due to late arriving equipment in South Africa

World Rallycross reveals 11-round 2019 calendar, Portugal dropped

The 2019 World Rallycross championship will be run over just 11 rounds, after being held over 12 events in recent seasons

Olsbergs MSE Ford squad to take sabbatical from World RX in 2019

OlsbergsMSE will take a sabbatical from the World Rallycross Championship next season to focus on customer programmes while working on a deal ahead of the series' planned 2021 electric switch

Peugeot clarifies decision to quit World RX, says no link to results

Peugeot's CEO has clarified the brand's shock decision to withdraw from the World Rallycross Championship is not based on its recent results

Peugeot to withdraw from World Rallycross at end of 2018 season

Peugeot will withdraw from the World Rallycross Championship after the final round of the 2018 season in South Africa next month

World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson wins again in Germany

World Rallycross champion Johan Kristoffersson continued his incredible campaign by winning the last European leg of the season in Germany

WRX Germany: Volkswagen duo dominate first day of action

Volkswagen World Rallycross drivers Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson dominated the first day at the German round of the series at Estering, taking a fastest time each in the first two qualifying sessions