Friday | 26 Aug 2022

Local interest high as entries announced for Portugal

Fans will have a whole host of local heroes to cheer on when the FIA World Rallycross Championship races into Montalegre next month (17-18 September), with no fewer than 11 Portuguese stars set to take to the track at Lusorecursos World RX of Portugal.

Fans will have a whole host of local heroes to cheer on when the FIA World Rallycross Championship races into Montalegre next month (17-18 September), with no fewer than 11 Portuguese stars set to take to the track at Lusorecursos World RX of Portugal.

The popular Circuito Internacional de Montalegre returned to the World RX calendar last season following a three-and-a-half-year absence, thrilling spectators with some spectacular action – and much more is in prospect in just over three weeks’ time.

The track will play host to rounds four and five of the 2022 World Championship campaign – the first in the series’ history to feature all-electric cars, and building upon a successful debut in Hell two weeks ago – supported by both European Championships, Euro RX1 and Euro RX3.

The 14-strong field in Euro RX1 will be headlined by former champion Anton Marklund – who is chasing a second career crown at the highest level of European competition this year – as well as fellow front-runners Jānis Baumanis, Sivert Svardal and Enzo Ide. Local interest will be provided by national Super1600 ace Mário Barbosa in a Citroën DS3 and Peugeot 208 driver José Oliveira, who is dominating the Supercar category on the domestic scene.

In Euro RX3, meanwhile, nine of the 14 entrants hail from the home country. João Ribeiro will arrive sitting second in the standings following an excellent start to the season, with back-to-back podium finishes in Hungary and Sweden. Others to watch include current Portuguese Championship Super1600 pace-setter Joaquim Machado and series regular Nuno Miguel Da Costa Araújo, who reached the final at Montalegre in 2021.

For more details about Lusorecursos World RX of Portugal, click here

World RX Entry List - Lusorecursos World RX of Portugal 2022

No. Driver Nat. Competitor Nat. Car
1 Johan KRISTOFFERSSON SWE Kristoffersson Motorsport SWE Volkswagen RX1e
12 Klara ANDERSSON SWE Construction Equipment Dealer Team SWE PWR RX1e
17 Gustav BERGSTRÖM SWE Gustav Bergström SWE Volkswagen RX1e
21 Timmy HANSEN SWE Hansen World RX Team SWE Peugeot 208 RX1e
52 Ole Christian VEIBY NOR Kristoffersson Motorsport SWE Volkswagen RX1e
68 Niclas GRÖNHOLM FIN Construction Equipment Dealer Team SWE PWR RX1e
71 Kevin HANSEN SWE Hansen World RX Team SWE Peugeot 208 RX1e
77 René MÜNNICH DEU ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport DEU SEAT Ibiza RX1e

 

Euro RX1 Entry List - Lusorecursos World RX of Portugal 2022

No. Driver Nat. Competitor Nat. Car
2 Oliver O’DONOVAN IRL Oliver O’Donovan IRL Proton Iriz
6 Jānis BAUMANIS* LVA #YellowSquad SWE Peugeot 208
24 Sivert SVARDAL NOR Sivert Svardal NOR Volkswagen Polo
33 Ulrik LINNEMANN* DNK Linnemann Promotion DNK Ford Fiesta
38 Mandie AUGUST* DEU ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport DEU SEAT Ibiza
44 Dariusz TOPOLEWSKI* POL Oponeo POL Ford Fiesta
50 Attila MÓZER* HUN Nyirád Motorsport KFT HUN Ford Fiesta
67 Frank VALLE NOR Frank Valle NOR Ford Fiesta
73 Tamás KÁRAI* HUN Kárai Motorsport Sportegyesület HUN Audi S1
75 Mário BARBOSA PRT Mário Barbosa PRT Citroën DS3
84 Hervé KNAPICK FRA Hervé Knapick FRA Citroën DS3
88 Marcin GAGACKI* POL Oponeo POL Ford Fiesta
91 Enzo IDE* BEL EKS SWE Audi S1
92 Anton MARKLUND* SWE SET Promotion FIN Hyundai i20
110 José OLIVEIRA PRT José Oliveira PRT Peugeot 208

*Denotes Permanent Entrants

Euro RX3 Entry List - Lusorecursos World RX of Portugal 2022

No. Driver Nat. Competitor Nat. Car
6 Damian LITWINOWICZ* POL Damian Litwinowicz POL Audi A1
11 Jan ČERNÝ* CZE Pajr S.R.O. CZE Škoda Citigo
22 Kobe PAUWELS BEL Volland Racing KFT HUN Audi A1
30 Nils VOLLAND DEU Volland Racing KFT HUN Audi A1
58 Dominik SENEGACNIK AUT KRTZ Motorsport CZE Volkswagen Polo
88 Nuno Miguel DA COSTA ARAÚJO* PRT Volland Racing KFT HUN Audi A1
99 João RIBEIRO PRT João Ribeiro PRT Audi A1
103 Jorge MACHADO PRT Jorge Machado PRT Citroën C2
105 Rogerio SOUSA PRT Rogerio Sousa PRT Ford Fiesta
121 Tiago FERREIRA PRT Tiago Ferreira PRT Peugeot 208
129 Antonio SOUSA PRT Antonio Sousa PRT Peugeot 208
146 Joaquim MACHADO PRT Joaquim Machado PRT Peugeot 208
147 Leonel SAMPAIO PRT Leonel Sampaio PRT Škoda Fabia
149 Sergio DIAS PRT Sergio Dias PRT Renault Twingo

*Denotes Permanent Entrants