Fri 17 May 2024

Entries published for Essay, with full grid in Euro RX1

The Euro RX1 and Euro RX3 entry lists have today been revealed for the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s return to France and Essay’s Circuit des Ducs next month (8-9 June).

Euro RX has not visited Essay for 13 years, meaning excitement and anticipation levels are sky-high – as reflected by the size and calibre of the entry in both Euro RX1 and Euro RX3.


There will be a full 20-car grid in the top-tier, setting the scene for a battle royale in the season curtain-raiser. Following his heroics last year, Patrick O’Donovan is back for a full-on title tilt in his Peugeot 208, while a pair of former Euro RX3 champions join the field in the shape of Volland Racing duo Yury Belevskiy and Damian Litwinowicz.


Two of the series’ giant-killers from 2023 – Norway’s Sivert Svardal and Hungarian Máté Benyó – similarly have their sights set on the top step of the podium, but will need to get the better of experienced campaigners René Münnich and Tamás Kárai, both of whom seem to be getting faster with the passing years.


Frenchmen Fabien Pailler, Andréa Dubourg and Pascal Lambec will be hoping to exploit home advantage, and there is also a strong national contingent in Euro RX3, led by rising star Dylan Dufas, the category’s latest winner after triumphing at Germany’s Estering last summer.


Dufas will be joined by compatriots Andrea Bénézet – the youngest member of a proud rallycross dynasty looking to make his mark on the international stage – fan favourite Jimmy Terpereau and Jérémy Lambec, the latter twice a top three championship finisher on the domestic scene.


Nils Volland is the highest-placed Euro RX3 returnee from last year, and will be partnered at multiple title-winning outfit Volland Racing by Antiguan teenager Nico Geleyns and Lithuania’s Rytis Rutkauskas.  


Tickets to attend the race weekend can be purchased here.

EURO RX1 ENTRY LIST, EURO RX OF FRANCE

No. Driver Nat. Team Nat. Car
2 Oliver O’DONOVAN IRL Team RX Racing GBR Proton Iriz
7 Patrick O’DONOVAN GBR Team RX Racing GBR Peugeot 208
10 Mikko IKONEN
 
FIN Betomik Racing FIN Hyundai i20
11 Aleš FUČÍK CZE KRTZ Motorsport
ACCR Czech Team
CZE VW Polo
12 Jens HVAAL NOR JC Raceteknik SWE Audi S1
19
 
Pascal LAMBEC FRA Pascal Lambec FRA Renault Clio
20 Fabien PAILLER FRA Pailler Compétition FRA Peugeot 208
22 Máté BENYÓ HUN Korda Racing KFT HUN Peugeot 208
23 Andréa DUBOURG FRA DA Racing FRA Peugeot 208
24 Sivert SVARDAL NOR Sivert Svardal NOR VW Polo
37 Mika LIIMATAINEN FIN Betomik Racing FIN Hyundai i20
38 Mandie AUGUST DEU ALL-INKL.COM
Münnich Motorsport
DEU SEAT Ibiza
39 Zoltán KONCSEG HUN Kárai Motorsport
Sportegyesület
HUN Audi S1
50 Attila MÓZER HUN Nyirád Motorsport KFT HUN Ford Fiesta
51 Márk MÓZER HUN Nyirád Motorsport KFT
 
HUN Ford Fiesta
55 Paulius PLESKOVAS LTU TSK Baltijos Sportas LTU Škoda Fabia
66 Damian LITWINOWICZ POL Volland Racing POL Audi S1
73 Tamás KÁRAI HUN Kárai Motorsport
Sportegyesület
HUN Audi S1
77 René MÜNNICH DEU ALL-INKL.COM
Münnich Motorsport
DEU SEAT Ibiza
95 Yury BELEVSKIY CHE Volland Racing POL Audi S1


33 Ulrik LINNEMANN* DNK Linnemann Promotion DNK VW Polo


* On reserve list

EURO RX3 ENTRY LIST, EURO RX OF FRANCE

No. Driver Nat. Team Nat. Car
2 Rytis RUTKAUSKAS LTU Volland Racing POL Audi A1
7 Sámuel KOVÁCS HUN Korda Racing KFT HUN Škoda Fabia
9 Dylan DUFAS FRA Team Dufas FRA Renault Clio
12 Andrea BÉNÉZET FRA Andrea Bénézet FRA Renault Clio
26 Nicolas GELEYNS ATG Volland Racing POL Audi A1
28 Josef STREBINGER AUT KRTZ Motorsport CZE Škoda Fabia
30 Nils VOLLAND DEU Volland Racing POL Audi A1
37 Jimmy TERPEREAU FRA Jimmy Terpereau FRA Peugeot 208
58 Dominik SENEGACNIK AUT KRTZ Motorsport CZE Škoda Fabia
66 Jérémy LAMBEC FRA Jérémy Lambec FRA Audi A1
99 João RIBEIRO PRT João Ribeiro PRT Audi A1
104 André SOUSA PRT André Sousa PRT Audi A1
131 Balázs KÖRMÖCZI HUN Szada Ring Racing KFT HUN VW Polo

Download Euro RX1 Entry List

Download Euro RX3 Entry List

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