FLASHBACK: LAST TIME OUT AT CANADA RX
The FIA World Rallycross Championship’s first non-European event of the season is just days away, the seventh round of World RX taking place this weekend at Trois-Rivieres in Canada. Ahead of the event, we’re taking a look back at what unfolded in Canada last year.
The second ever World RX round at the famous North American venue was a fraught affair in the semi-finals, notably semi-final one. Sweden’s Timmy Hansen had been fastest in three of the four qualifying races started on pole position with championship leader Petter Solberg alongside. The pair made contact at the first corner, putting both out of the race. The incident also claimed Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss. Making a one-off appearance for Muennich Motorsport, Norway’s Tommy Rustad avoided the trio ahead and won the team’s first event semi-final to start on the front row of the final.
Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Davy Jeanney won semi-final two to join Rustad on the front row, the Frenchman leading the final from start to finish to secure his second victory of the season. Toomas Heikkinen, driving for the Marklund Motorsport team, moved up to second at the first corner of the final and held onto the position to the finish, while America’s Tanner Foust climbed to third on lap one when Andreas Bakkerud and Mattias Ekstrom took their joker laps. Foust held onto the podium position while Rustad finished fourth – a best ever result for Rene Muennich’s team, Bakkerud was fifth and Ekstrom finished sixth.
Read the full preview to this year's World RX of Canada here.
The Supercar entry list can be found here
The RX Lites entry list for Canada can be viewed here
Worldwide TV listings for World RX can be found on the following link
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