Bored with the sight of the same cars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship? We have a complete novelty for you! Currently, we can watch the Audi S1, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai i20, Peugeot 208, Volskwagen Polo R, Renault Megane RS in SuperCar class. This is a combination of cars known to all rallycross fans in the world! Season 2019 will bring some fresh air! It may be affected by the change in the World RX transition date to electric cars.
The Swedish Olsberg MSE team does not need to be presented to anyone. Team is responsible, among others, for the construction of the Civic SuperCar, which competed in the GRC competition. Global Rallycross has collapsed due to bad organization and even worse ideas. The technical regulations of World RX and GRC differed significantly in that the Honda vehicles could not take off in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship. After a long process, Honda vehicles were entered on the ‘list of cars not homologated with the FIA but eligible in Supercar‘, by the Swedish governing body SFB after a lengthy process. OMSE boss Andreas Eriksson explained:
“Nobody has done anything wrong really, it’s just taken a while to get it on the list because it’s a Coupe, there’s a lot of measurements that have needed to be done for people to be sure because the car is only sold in America that has made it a little harder, but it’s on the list now and we are starting to renovate the cars so they are back in business.”
It’s worth noting that the new Americas Rallycross (ARX) series is based on a very similar regulation to World RX. Thanks to entering the list, we will be able to watch the Honda Civic Coupe also in the American competition series!
Lithuanian Team ES Motorsport created Skoda Fabia Supercar! Nothing unusual? And what if we tell you that the car is ready to start in the full season of the FIA World Rallycross Champioship 2019! The technical requirements are very strict. ES Motorsport has fielded a Super1600 Volkswagen Polo for owner Ernestas Staponkus in recent years, but will now graduate to Supercar with the a Fabia it has developed using the Skoda R5 rally chassis and an ORECA rallycross engine.
The car has recently been completed at Vaison Sport’s base in France, where the first testing was undertaken last week for two days with Christophe Vaison at the wheel and without any issue. The first fully-fledged rallycross tests for the car are scheduled for mid-September with what Staponkus described as a “world famous racing driver” at the wheel, but ES is yet to reveal who is involved with the project.