Tuesday, August 18, 2015

World RX: Audi drivers heading to Norway and the challenging Hell RX

By Tarek Ramchani

After a thrilling Canada RX at Trois-Rivières, the FIA World Rallycross Championship is returning to Europe. Round eight of the 2015 season will be held in Norway at the challenging and demanding Hell circuit.

The Audi drivers had some ups and downs in Québec. Some strong performances with two drivers reaching the final and a lot of bad luck as well. Five Audi Supercars will enter the Norwegian round.

EKS will field two Audi S1 Supercars. Team owner Mattias Ekström will be behind the wheel of the #10 Audi S1. Eki had a strong Canada RX but was unlucky in the big final. The double DTM champion will target the race victory.

His team-mate Anton Marklund will be back with the #92 Audi S1. In Canada the Swedish drove a Volkswagen Polo. He was quick all weekend long but narrowly missed the semi-final after a DNF in the fourth heat.

ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport had a senstational Canadian round as the team reached the final for the first time in World RX. Tommy Rustad won semi-final one and narrowly missed the final spot on the podium in the big final.

Alx Danielsson will be back behind the wheel of the #55 Audi S3. Team owner René Münnich will drive the sister #77 Audi S3. The two drivers will be eager to perform well with an improving car.

The fifth Audi entry is from Larsson Jernberg Racing. The #4 Audi A1 Supercar will be driven by Robin Larsson. The 2014 Euro RX champion will target strong performances and big points in Norway. The Swedish always been fast this year but faced a lot of bad luck as well.

World RX action in Hell will kick off on Saturday with the open practice followed by Heat 1 and Heat 2. Heat 3, Heat 4, the Semi-Finals and the big Final wil be held on Sunday.

Photo credit:  World RX