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World Rallycross Championship

  • 2019 Hyundai i20 WRC

    The FIA World Motor Sport Council has confirmed the introduction of hybrid cars to the World Rally Championship.

  • Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
    Peugeot will launch electrified performance cars from 2020

    French automaker Peugeot on Friday announced plans to launch a new range of high-performance plug-in hybrid vehicles starting from 2020. The cars form a key part of Peugeot's overall strategy to transition to an electrified lineup, and will be developed with the Peugeot Sport motorsport department...

  • VW to support Americas Rallycross Series
    VW commits to new Americas Rallycross series

    Volkswagen has thrown its support behind the newly minted Americas Rallycross series (ARX) and announced it will enter the competition with its Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, which previously participated in the now-defunct Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series. Returning Volkswagen drivers...

  • The FIA World Rallycross Championship comes to the States at COTA
    World Rallycross Championship heads to US for first time

    We've had the Red Bull Global Rallycross series here in the States since 2009. What we haven't had, however, is the FIA World Rallycross series. That changes in 2018, as the 10th event in the 12-event championship series lands in Texas this September. It kicks off a five-year run that sees the...

  • Ford Focus RS RX
    Ken Block and Ford are backing out of World Rallycross

    Ford and Hoonigan Racing Division have released some upsetting news: their days competing in the World Rallycross Championship are over—or at least placed on an indefinite hiatus. Ford Performance and the driver many consider the lead hoonigan, Ken Block, made the news official today. Both...

  • 2016 EKS Audi S1 World Rallycross car
    Audi enters World Rallycross Championship with EKS

    Audi may have quit the World Endurance Championship but that doesn't mean it's closed off to other forms of motorsport. The automaker also competes in the German touring car series DTM and is committed to the next season of the Formula E Championship. It turns out Audi will also be competing in the...

  • Sébastien Ogier

    The past weekend was a busy one for rally fans as championship titles were awarded in two top-level competitions: World Rally Championship and World Rallycross Championship. In WRC, it was Frenchman Sébastien Ogier and his co-driverJulien Ingrassia taking top honors—the fourth time in a row for the Volkswagen duo. The win came at the conclusion of round 11, the Rally Spain, and there are still two events to go in the 2016 season. “Winning the world championship again is a fantastic feeling,” Ogier said in a statement. “This is the fourth world championship title...

  • World Rallycross of Canada, August 2016
    The beginner's guide to World Rallycross

    "Kill all tires." It's a bumper sticker on the back of the Hoonigan cars that compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship series. It's more than a bumper sticker or a pithy adage, though. It's a philosophy for the whole series. The Series The FIA World Rallycross Championship is a relatively...

  • Ford Focus RS RX
    Behind the scenes with the development of the Ford Focus RS RX, part two

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Performance is happy to show enthusiasts what it is doing these days. In addition to its videos of the Ford GT development, it is working on a four-part series of videos highlighting the development of the Focus RS RX rally car. Built to compete in the FIA World...

  • Ford Focus RS RX
    Behind the scenes with the development of the Ford Focus RS RX

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Performance has released the first in what promises to be a four-part series of videos detailing the development of the Focus RS RX rally car. Built to compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship series, the RS RX is an amped up, race-ready version of the...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS World Rallycross Championship car
    Ken Block to pilot Focus RS in World Rallycross Championship, face off with Sebastien Loeb

    The FIA-sanctioned World Rallcross Championship will be back for another season in 2016 and this year there’s even more reason to watch. It’s been confirmed that nine-time World Rally Championship winner and Pikes Peak Hill Climb record holder Sebastien Loeb will race this year...

  • EKS 2014 Audi S1 World Rallycross car
    Audi S1 Rally Car Driven To Victory In Fifth Round Of World RX

    A rally car based on the sporty Audi S1 hot hatch has been driven to victory in the fifth round of the 2014 World Rallycross Championship, held in Sweden over the weekend. Driving the S1 World Rallycross car was local hero Mattias Ekstrom, racing under his own team EKS in the top Super Car...

  • EKS 2014 Audi S1 World Rallycross car

    Swedish racing driver Mattias Ekström, a man with several titles under his belt, including two in the unique Race of Champions event, has found a new endeavor: the World Rallycross Championship. Ekström will compete in the inaugural season of World RX this year driving a rally car based on the latest Audi S1 hot hatch. Ekström has competed primarily in DTM, together with Audi, but he’s also been active in rallying, having competed previously in the World Rally Championship. As Autoblog points out, he’s also enjoyed a few stints in rallycross--a sport where drivers...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST rallycross car winter testing
    Ford Fiesta ST Rallycross Car Plays In The Snow: Video

    This year, America’s Global Rallycross Championship will face stiff competition from the new FIA-sanctioned World Rallycross Championship. A handful of drivers are common to both competitions, as are a number of the cars, such as the Ford Fiesta ST. MUST WATCH: Lamborghini Aventador Goes...

  • Volkswagen to enter FIA World Rallycross Championship with Marklund Motorsport
    Tanner Foust Commits To Both Global And World Rallycross Championships In 2014

    The Global Rallycross Championship has enjoyed much success since its inaugural season back in 2011 and over the years has managed to snag a number of top drivers, major automakers and legions of fans all across the globe. However, there’s a new player in town, the World Rallycross...

  • Volkswagen to enter FIA World Rallycross Championship with Marklund Motorsport
    VW Signs Up For World Rallycross Championship With Sweden’s Marklund Motorsport

    Current World Rally Championship title holder Volkswagen has confirmed that it will enter the new FIA-sanctioned World Rallycross Championship (World RX), which gets underway this year and has already snagged top drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Ken Block. Villeneuve will be driving a Peugeot...

  • Ken Block to race World Rallycross
    Ken Block Joins FIA World Rallycross

    Known for his Gymkhana series, but a serious rally race driver at heart, Ken Block is expanding his competitive schedule this year to include World Rallycross. Racing his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta, Block will join ex-F1 and NASCAR driver Jacques Villeneuve on the World RX circuit...

  • Jacques Villeneuve and his 2014 Peugeot 208 World Rallycross Championship race car
    Former F1 Champ Jacques Villeneuve Joins World Rallycross Championship

    The U.S.-centric Global Rallycross Championship has become extremely popular since its inaugural season several years back but now it’s about to face some stiff competition from a new rallycross series being run by the FIA. Called the World Rallycross Championship, the new series gets...

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