The 2018 World RX entry list has been revealed
The entry list for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship has been revealed, with fifteen drivers confirmed as full-time entrants in the championship which will start on April 14-16 in Barcelona. The list features six two-driver Teams and three Individual entries.
The cars from six different manufacturers will compete in the fifth World RX season. In addition to Volkswagen Polo R, Audi S1, Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 208, new cars on the grid will be Hyundai i20 and Renault Megane RS.
The 2016 world champion Mattias Ekstrom is returning to the championship in an Audi S1 of EKS Audi Sport, joined by Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud. Team Peugeot Total will have an unchanged line-up, now as a full factory entry. Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen will fight for the Teams’ title while Kevin Hansen will drive as the Individual entry.
Olsbergs MSE will field two new Ford Fiestas for Kevin Eriksson and Robin Larsson. The French team GC Kompetition will join the World RX field for the first time led by owner/racer Guerlain Chicherit in one Renault Megane RS and Jerome Grosset-Janin in the second car. The striking new Renault Megane RS has been developed and built by Prodrive.
Niclas Gronholm, a son of two-time WRC champion Marcus Gronholm, will drive Hyundai i20 for GRX Taneco Team, joined by the Russian Timur Timerzyanov. Two more Individual entries are Belgian Gregoire Demoustier in a new Peugeot 208 run by Sebastien Loeb Racing and Janis Baumanis in Team Stard‘s Ford Fiesta.
2018 World RX entry list
|PSRX Volkswagen Sweden||Volkswagen Polo R||Johan Kristoffersson||Sweden|
|Volkswagen Polo R||Petter Solberg||Norway|
|EKS Audi Sport||Audi S1||Mattias Ekstrom||Sweden|
|Audi S1||Andreas Bakkerud||Norway|
|Team Peugeot Total||Peugeot 208||Sebastien Loeb||France|
|Peugeot 208||Timmy Hansen||Sweden|
|Peugeot 208||Kevin Hansen||Sweden|
|Olsbergs MSE||Ford Fiesta||Kevin Eriksson||Sweden|
|Ford Fiesta||Robin Larsson||Sweden|
|GC Kompetition||Renault Megane RS||Guerlain Chicherit||France|
|Renault Megane RS||Jerome Grosset-Janin||France|
|GRX Taneco Team||Hyundai i20||Niclas Gronholm||Finland|
|Hyundai i20||Timur Timerzyanov||Russia|
|Sebastien Loeb Racing||Peugeot 208||Gregoire Demoustier||France|
|Team Stard||Ford Fiesta||Janis Baumanis||Latvia|