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World RX 2016

World RX: Tough Battles in Barcelona

Sep 192016

Dirt, jumps, tyre-smoking asphalt, elevation changes, and tight tyre-wall lined turns. If ever there was a checklist of challenges for the new-era of World RX circuits, then Barcelona RX’s intense F1 mash-up stadium track surely hits them all. Mix that with just over 28,000 fans, a pack of Supercars, and a weekend of brilliant sunshine, and you have the recipe for an epic session of fire spitting racing. Enter the 2016 World RX of Spain.

While it was all bright smiles, and cold cans in the packed grandstands lining the purpose built rallycross track, for many of the teams rolling into World Rallycross’ second ever comp in Spain; the Barcelona weekender will surely go down as one of the most challenging and action packed events this year.

Despite showing awesome speed in the qualifying races – including a string of top five finishes, and second place in Q2, top M-Claw finisher Andreas Bakkerud was unable to snag a spot in the final race for the podium.


The battles may have been lost in Spain, but the war is far from over. There are still three rounds remaining, and the top four drivers – including Petter (2nd) and Andreas (4th) are only separated by a mere 34 points. Get set for World RX in Latvia in just under a fortnight’s time which is set to tear up another box-fresh track.


The final Supercar classification from the 2016 World RX of Spain is available, here.