Fri 14 Jun 2024

Euro RX entry lists out for ‘Magic Weekend’

The Euro RX1 and Euro RX3 entry lists for Ferratum World RX of Sweden (6-7 July) have today been published, with a mouthwatering battle in prospect in both categories at rallycross’ legendary ‘Magic Weekend’.

Höljes will mark the first of four rounds in the 2024 FIA European Rallycross Championship campaign, in support of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. A 19-car grid is assembled in Euro RX1, headlined by highest-placed returnee – and last year’s ‘Magic Weekend’ winner – Patrick O’Donovan, who will be eager to kick-start his title bid with a repeat result on Swedish soil.


The rising British star will face stiff opposition, however, from fellow front-runner Sivert Svardal, who is eyeing a championship challenge of his own and was on fine form at Höljes last summer as he punched consistently above his weight in his family-run Volkswagen Polo.


Volland Racing will enter a pair of Audi S1s for former Euro RX3 champions Yury Belevskiy and Damian Litwinowicz. The Swiss star shone in his only Euro RX1 appearance to-date at Mettet last season, while his Polish team-mate has been working hard behind-the-scenes over the winter in preparation for his step-up to the big league.


Máté Benyó impressed as a rookie on the international stage in 2023 and is back to build upon the progress he made behind the wheel of his Korda Racing-run Peugeot 208, as experienced campaigner Ulrik Linnemann rejoins the fray with his VW Polo, rebuilt following his spectacular barrel-roll at Germany’s Estering ten months ago. The popular Dane took the chequered flag third in the Euro RX1 final in Sweden last year.


Mikko Ikonen’s Betomik Racing outfit has entered a brace of Hyundai i20s for the Finnish team owner/driver and countryman Mika Liimatainen, while Tamás Kárai has been buoyed by a promising pre-season testing and racing programme in his upgraded Audi S1 and Aleš Fucík has a new car at his disposal in a matt-black Polo previously raced by multiple world champion Johan Kristoffersson.


Jens Hvaal is set to make his Euro RX1 debut in a JC Raceteknik-prepared Audi S1, and there is a ‘wild card’ in the pack in the shape of Peter Hedström, with the home hero boasting a stellar record at Höljes and targeting victory in an ex-Hansen Motorsport Peugeot 208.


In Euro RX3, multiple title-winning team Volland Racing is back with a trio of Audi A1s for Nils Volland, Rytis Rutkauskas and Antigua-based teenager Nico Geleyns, who will be making his international bow. Portugal’s João Ribeiro returns in a similar car, while Balázs Körmöczi – a podium contender on occasion last year – aims to take the fight to them in his VW Polo.


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EURO RX1 ENTRY LIST, FERRATUM WORLD RX OF SWEDEN

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
8 Peter HEDSTRÖM SWE Hedströms Motorsport SWE 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
22 Máté BENYÓ HUN Korda Racing KFT HUN Peugeot 208
24 Sivert SVARDAL NOR Sivert Svardal NOR VW Polo
28 Filip THORÉN SWE Hedströms Motorsport SWE VW Polo
33 Ulrik LINNEMANN DNK Linnemann Promotion DNK VW Polo
37 Mika LIIMATAINEN FIN Betomik Racing FIN Hyundai i20
38 Mandie AUGUST DEU ALL-INKL.COM
Muennich 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
95 Yury BELEVSKIY CHE Volland Racing POL Audi S1

EURO RX3 ENTRY LIST, FERRATUM WORLD RX OF SWEDEN

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
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
58 Dominik SENEGACNIK AUT KRTZ Motorsport CZE Škoda Fabia
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
Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM