The wait is finally over. It’s time to grab a much needed dose of flames and horsepower because World RX 2018 has launched.
Bursting into life in Barcelona after a long and tense winter, the FIA World Rallycross Championship celebrates its fourth season as a card-carrying FIA sanctioned world series this year, and in trademark style, it couldn’t have been a more dramatic start.
A weekend of opposites saw rain, dirt, and then haze and sunshine in Barcelona threw every challenge possible at the championship’s competitors. It was only after the dust settled on Sunday just before the event’s final that a potential glimpse of a winner emerged.
After the final flag Johan Kristoffersson just missed out on the top step of the podium, with team mate Petter Solberg – who had dominated the weekend prior to the final – cruelly forced into the tyre barriers at turn one by Matthias Ekström. A post race inquiry into first corner smash then disqualified Ekström from the race, and stripped him of the win. This bumped Johan into first, Petter to fifth, and PSRX Volkswagen Sweden to the top of the tables.