Wed 29 Nov 2023

PGRX evaluating three-car Euro RX1 assault in 2024

Reigning French Rallycross Championship-winning outfit PGRX is eyeing up a three-car entry into the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s top tier in 2024.

Reigning French Rallycross Championship-winning outfit PGRX is eyeing up a three-car entry into the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s top tier in 2024.


Behind the wheel of the same Hyundai i20 that Anton Marklund piloted to Euro RX1 title glory in 2022, Davy Jeanney – the only French driver other than Sébastien Loeb to have won a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship – sped to a second career crown in the domestic series’ headlining Supercar category this year, adding to his 2010 triumph.


The 36-year-old tallied four victories and two further podium finishes from eight outings, winning ten of the 30 qualifying heats and setting 15 fastest race laps as he scooped 243 out of a possible 288 points. He was joined at Lohéac by nine-time FIA World Rally Champion Loeb, who spearheaded a PGRX one-two finish at the Breton circuit.


Buoyed by those stellar results and having since acquired a third i20 – the Hedströms Motorsport car that Oliver Solberg raced at Höljes last year – the team is now evaluating a return to the international stage.


“We’ve had an exceptional season,” acknowledged PGRX Team Manager, Charles Guillerme. “The weekend at Lohéac was all-the-more remarkable for the fact that Sébastien Loeb won with the first of our three Hyundai i20s; unlike the other two produced by GRX, this car was built in-house in collaboration with our technical partners. That is bound to give us ideas for 2024.


“I don’t really know what next season will be made of, but we have the right tools to fight in both the French and European Championships. Between our trusted technical partners as well as the support of SET Promotion with whom we’ve learned so much over the past year, it would be foolish not to evaluate all the options that could be open to us.


“The European Championship is naturally one of them and is something we’re looking at. If we can find drivers capable of tackling the challenges and requirements of a European campaign, it’s an opportunity we won’t pass up.”

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