Tue 02 Jul 2024

Bumper European Championship grids revealed for Nyirád

A fierce battle is in prospect in both Euro RX1 and Euro RX3 at Nyirád in Hungary later this month (27-28 July), with the confirmation of strong grids and a sizeable entry of home heroes for the second round of the 2024 FIA European Rallycross Championship campaign.

Since returning to the Euro RX calendar two years ago, the ‘Red Cauldron’ – so-called due to the distinctive colour of its unsealed surfaces, having been built on the site of a disused bauxite quarry – has rapidly re-established itself as a firm favourite amongst competitors and spectators alike, with its challenging ‘old-school’ nature generating some spectacular action.


This season, 18 Euro RX1 drivers and 16 in Euro RX3 – almost 50 per cent of whom are local stars – will head into battle at Nyirád, setting the scene for a superb weekend of doorhandle-to-doorhandle entertainment.


In Euro RX1, Korda Racing ace Máté Benyó will be targeting a champagne celebration after shining on his international debut on home soil last year, when the 22-year-old impressively reached the final first time out in a field that included no fewer than three former European champions. Fan favourite Tamás Kárai, meanwhile, is always a threat in his Audi S1, and can be counted upon to put in a committed, crowd-pleasing performance.


The pair will face stiff opposition, however, not only from regular rivals such as Patrick O’Donovan, Yury Belevskiy and Sivert Svardal, but also from a whole bunch of talented compatriots including László Kiss and newcomers István Antal and Zoltán Held.


There is an even greater homegrown contingent in Euro RX3, where Hungarians make up half of the 16-strong entry – the largest field in the category since Portugal last year.


Nils Volland arguably starts as favourite having finished third in the overall standings in 2023, but the young German will need to be on his toes to see off the likes of Volland Racing team-mate Sámuel Kovács, Balázs Körmöczi – a podium-finisher at Nyirád last season – and, intriguingly, Krisztián Szabó, the 2016 and 2017 champion in the series and a driver with two rostrum appearances to his name in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.


World RX and RX2e entries are still open and will be published at a later date.


Tickets for the event can be purchased here, including a combined option to attend both Kárai Trans World RX of Hungary on 27-28 July and the FIA European Autocross Championship race weekend at Nyirád on 17-18 August, available at a discount until 7 July.

EURO RX1 ENTRY LIST, KÁRAI TRANS WORLD RX OF HUNGARY

No. Driver Nat. Team Nat. Car
2 Oliver O’DONOVAN IRL Team RX Racing GBR Proton Iriz RX
7 Patrick O’DONOVAN GBR Team RX Racing GBR Peugeot 208 WRX
10 Mikko IKONEN
 
FIN Betomik Racing FIN Hyundai i20
11 Aleš FUČÍK CZE KRTZ Motorsport
ACCR Czech Team
CZE VW Polo
22 Máté BENYÓ HUN Korda Racing KFT HUN Peugeot 208 WRX
24 Sivert SVARDAL NOR Sivert Svardal NOR VW Polo
27 László KISS
HUN Speedbox Racing
Team KFT
HUN Peugeot 208
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 RX
66 Damian LITWINOWICZ POL Volland Racing POL Audi S1
73 Tamás KÁRAI HUN Kárai Motorsport
Sportegyesület
HUN Audi S1
74 Zoltán HELD
HUN Kárai Motorsport
Sportegyesület
HUN Škoda Fabia
85 István ANTAL
HUN Extremarena KFT
HUN Audi S1
95 Yury BELEVSKIY CHE Volland Racing POL Audi S1

EURO RX3 ENTRY LIST, KÁRAI TRANS WORLD RX OF HUNGARY

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
13 András FERJÁNCZ
HUN TMC Rallysport KFT
HUN Audi A1
14 Libor TEJEŠ
CZE Libor Teješ
CZE Audi A1
21 Benjámin NAGY HUN MGAMS KFT
HUN Suzuki Swift
22 Andor TREPÁK
HUN Speedy Motorsport
HUN Renault Twingo
23 Krisztián SZABÓ HUN Volland Racing POL Audi A1
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
45 Tamás VÉGH
HUN MGAMS KFT
HUN VW Polo
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
112 Róbert RÉPÁSI
HUN Zalaegerszegi ASE
HUN Škoda Fabia
131 Balázs KÖRMÖCZI HUN Szada Ring Racing KFT HUN VW Polo

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