PORTUGAL RX ENTRIES REVEALED
Thursday 6th of April 2017
The entry list for the second round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the traditional circuit of Montalegre in Portugal (22-23 April), has been revealed by the FIA.
Twenty-two drivers will compete in the second round of World RX, with the 18 permanent entries led by reigning champion and current points leader, Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom. The regular drivers will be joined by Germany’s Rene Muennich, Poland’s Martin Kaczmarski, Belgium’s Gregoire Demoistier and Portugal’s Joaquim Santos at the picturesque circuit.
Muennich Motorsport driver Rene Muennich is racing in the full FIA European Rallycross Championship this season with his Seat Ibizia Supercar and will compete in a number of World RX events as a wildcard driver. Last weekend in Barcelona he finished fourth in Euro RX. Kaczmarski, another Euro RX competitor, will step up to World RX for the Portuguese event with his ex-Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta Supercar. Experienced circuit racing driver Demoustier made his World RX debut in Barcelona, driving a DA Racing Peugeot 208 and will return for a second appearance in Portugal alongside Jean-Baptiste Dubourg. Santos is a regular starter in his home round of World RX – the experienced rally and rallycross driver will fly the flag for the passionate Portuguese fans.
The second round of World RX is also the inaugural round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600, where 30 drivers will take part.
Reigning Champion, Hungary’s Kristian Szabo, will begin the defence of his title, now joined in the Volland Racing team by Latvia’s Artis Baumanis – driving a pair of Skoda Fabias. Former Super1600 race winner Jussi-Petteri Leppihalme returns to the Set Promotion team for a title challenge as team mate to Russia’s Timur Shigaboutdinov. 2016 title contender Denmark’s Ulrik Linnemann will again take of challenge of fighting for the front-wheel drive Championship in his self-run car.
Find the full World RX Supercar entry list here.
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