CAPACITY ENTRY FOR LOHEAC ANNOUNCED
The entry list for the eighth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Loheac in France (September 1 – 2) has been released by the FIA.
The French round will feature a capacity entry in World RX, the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar and the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600.
In World RX, joining the 15 permanent drivers on the grid will be 10 additional entries for Loheac, headed by former World RX race winners Davy Jeanney and Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen. Driving for Team Peugeot Hansen in 2015, Jeanney won in Canada and Germany and will return at Loheac in a Pailler Competition Peugeot 208. Two-time Mettet RX winner Heikkinen will make his first appearance for MJP Racing Team Austria in a Ford Fiesta, as team mate to 2013 British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan, who made his debut for the team at the Speedmachine Festival.
Germany’s Timo Scheider will make his second World RX start of 2018 in Muennich Motorsport’s Seat Ibiza, and 2015 FIA European Rallycross Champion Tommy Rustad will race a Marklund – HTB Racing Volkswagen Polo. Ireland’s Ollie O’Donovan will race a Ford Fiesta Supercar and Britain’s Oliver Bennett will return to World RX action with his BMW Mini Cooper S. A trio of French drivers, Emmanuel Anne (Peugeot 208), Herve ‘Knapick’ Lemonnier (Citroen DS3) and Gaetan Serazin (Peugeot 208) will complete the line-up.
In Euro RX Supercar, double Euro RX Super1600 Krisztian Szabo will race an Audi S1 Supercar run by World RX team EKS in the 30-car line-up, while Fabien Pailler will return to international competition in a Pailler Competition-run Peugeot 208. France’s Rodophe Audran (Peugeot 208), Patrick Guillerme (Peugeot 208) and Portugal’s Mario Barbosa (Citroen DS3) will also join the Supercar field.
25 drivers will race in the Euro RX Super1600 category, which is currently led by Artis Baumanis. Russia’ Arthur Egorov (Renault Twingo), Estonia’s Arvo Kask (Ford KA) and France’s Anthony Jan (Renault Clio) join the list of permanent entries.
Find full Loheac RX World RX entry list here.
Find full Loheac RX Euro RX entry list here.
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