Friday 31st of March 2017

The Q1 draw for the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship has taken place in Barcelona. 

On the outside of the grid for the fifth and final race of Q1 is America’s Ken Block, who begins his second year in World RX this weekend. The Hoonigan Racing Division driver will start alongside his team mate, Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud, in their first race of the season. 

“Last year at this time we were really struggling. We started the season with a car that had done only one real short rallycross track test. We’ve been able to do a lot of work in the off season which we just couldn’t do during the season last year, so we’re starting the season in a much better place than we were this time last year,” said Block. “We know the car now and I think out of all of the teams we’ve made the biggest steps and biggest changes for this season. Knowing the tracks is a big help, but all the work we have done in the off season has made a big difference for sure.” 

Block and Bakkerud are also joined in Race 5 of Q1 by Latvia’s Janis Baumanis, Sweden’s Kevin Hansen and Norway’s Petter Solberg. 

Find the full Q1 Grid Sheets here.


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