BELGIUM ENTRIES REVEALED
The entry list for the fourth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Mettet in Belgium has been released by the FIA.
Joining the 18 permanent drivers on the World RX grid will be six additional entries, led by Belgian hero Francois Duval, competing in an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 Supercar for the first time and hoping to repeat his final qualifying performance from 2016. Former FIA European Rallycross Super1600 and TouringCar Champion Michael De Keersmaeckeer (MDK) will also race in his home event on top of his Euro RX Supercar commitments. The DA Racing team will field its second Peugeot 208 WRX for former World Touring Car Championship racer Gergoire Demoustier, the Belgian driver taking part in his third World RX event following appearances in Barcelona and Portugal.
France’s Guerlain Chicherit will continue his year of development and learning by racing a Renault Clio Supercar in the event, in preparation for competing full-time in World RX 2018 with a brand new Renault Megane Supercar. Poland’s Martin Kaczmarski will make the second World RX start of his career, and Hungary’s Tamas Karai will race at the circuit where he scored a Euro RX podium finish in 2015.
The FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 and the FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCar will both feature at the Mettet event. Ulrik Linnemann won the first round of the Super1600 Championship in Portugal and leads the maximum 30-car field. The Tedak Racing team will debut two brand-new Alfa Romeo MiTo’s in the category with Italy’s Davide Medici and Max Vercelli. Belgium’s Davy Van Den Branden will race a Citroen DS3 and Nick Vanalken will contest his home event in a Volkswagen Polo.
In the 15 car TouringCar field, Barcelona winner Philip Gehrman leads the standings. Czech Republic’s Roman Castoral will race an Opel Corsa, while Belgium’s Steve Volders will be joined by compatriots Danny De Beuckelaer and Florent Hontoir.
The entry list for the RX2 category will be revealed later this week.
Find the full entry list for World RX here.
The Euro RX entry list can be viewed here.
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