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Sunday images from the 2017 World RX of Portugal

Get set for #MontalegreRX

Apr 242018

This weekend marks round two of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship, and it’s set to go off in awesome style.

Even before rallycross graduated to a full scale world series in 2014, Montalegre has been a staple of the European and international competition calendar, and showcased some of the most intense racing the sport has to offer.

Not just that, but the super scenic venue, which is set high in the Portuguese mountains is also a favorite World RX hunting ground for Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson.

Out of the 28 world championship race results recorded there – that’s counting 16 overall qualification races, eight semi finals, and four finals – Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson have finished at the top of the field 18 times.

While last time out, in 2017, archrival Ekström just stole the top spot in the event’s main final, on every other occasion the win has gone to Petter (2014 & 2016) and Johan (2015). What’s more Johan still holds the outright lap record of the 0.95km track, stopping the clock last year at a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it 00:37.802.


In anticipation of the action we’ve pulled some of our favorite shots of Petter and Johan in action at previous editions of the World RX of Portugal. Check them out below!