2015 World RX of Belgium

2015 World RX of Belgium
Round 3 of 13 in the
2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 16–17 May 2015
Location Mettet, Wallonia
Venue Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Heat 2 Sweden Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
Heat 4 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen Team Sweden
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Finland Toomas Heikkinen
Marklund Motorsport
Semi-Final 2 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson
Marklund Motorsport
Final
First Finland Toomas Heikkinen
Marklund Motorsport
Second Norway Petter Solberg
SDRX
Third Latvia Reinis Nitišs
Olsbergs MSE

The 2015 World RX of Belgium was the 3rd round of the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia.

Marklund Motorsport driver Toomas Heikkinen became the third different winner in the 2015 season, having won his semi-final as well. Second place went to defending champion, and championship leader Petter Solberg (SDRX), while the podium was completed by Reinis Nitišs, driving for the OlsbergsMSE team.

In the supporting round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship, Albatec Racing driver Jérôme Grosset-Janin took the victory, to take the lead in the drivers' championship. Grosset-Janin finished ahead of Ole Christian Veiby while Tamás Kárai was the only other finisher as he completed the podium.

The infamous incident of the damper on Alx Danielsson's Audi S3 punching open the bonnet occurred during practice.[2]

Heats[]

Johan Kristoffersson finished as top qualifier.
World Championship classification
Pos. No. Driver Team Car H1 H2 H3 H4 Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 3rd 15th 1st 1st 16
2 1 Norway Petter Solberg SDRX Citroën DS3 2nd 5th 11th 2nd 15
3 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 8th 2nd 3rd 7th 14
4 10 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 1st 10th 6th 8th 13
5 45 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 13th 6th 4th 3rd 12
6 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 7th 3rd 10th 6th 11
7 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 35th 1st 2nd 10th 10
8 17 France Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 9th 8th 15th 11th 9
9 7 Austria Manfred Stohl World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 5th 16th 13th 15th 8
10 92 Sweden Anton Marklund EKS RX Audi S1 19th 12th 8th 12th 7
11 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 15th 14th 14th 9th 6
12 99 Norway Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 6th 21st 12th 13th 5
13 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Racing Team Audi A1 18th 26th 9th 4th 4
14 42 Russia Timur Timerzyanov Namus OMSE Ford Fiesta ST 20th 4th 24th 16th 3
15 33 United Kingdom Liam Doran SDRX Citroën DS3 27th 9th 33rd 17th 2
16 32 Norway Ole-Kristian Nøttveit CircleX Volvo C30 23rd 27th 35th 25th 1
17 31 Austria Max Pucher World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 31st 33rd 29th 31st
18 55 Sweden Alx Danielsson All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 25th 17th 34th 35th
19 77 Germany René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport Audi S3 34th 32nd 27th 32nd
European Championship classification
1 24 Norway Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 10th 34th 7th 5th 16
2 74 France Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 16th 11th 16th 14th 15
3 67 Belgium François Duval François Duval Ford Focus 17th 7th 17th 19th 14
4 52 Norway Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden Volkswagen Polo 4th 30th 5th 27th 13
5 14 Norway Frode Holte Frode Holte Motorsport Hyundai i20 12th 24th 20th 20th 12
6 60 Finland Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3 11th 25th 19th 22nd 11
7 87 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Citroën C4 26th 18th 18th 18th 10
8 20 France Fabien Pailler Pailler Competition Peugeot 208 21st 13th 23rd 23rd 9
9 18 France Jonathan Pailler Pailler Competition Peugeot 208 22nd 19th 21st 24th 8
10 48 Sweden Lukas Walfridson Helmia Motorsport Renault Clio 14th 20th 28th 34th 7
11 22 Belgium Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels Ford Focus 30th 23rd 26th 26th 6
12 102 Hungary Tamás Kárai Racing-Com Škoda Fabia 37th 22nd 22nd 21st 5
13 2 Republic of Ireland Oliver O'Donovan Oliver O'Donovan Ford Fiesta 32nd 29th 25th 28th 4
14 27 United Kingdom James Grint Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 28th 28th 32nd 30th 3
15 47 Sweden Ramona Karlsson Ramona RX Volkswagen Scirocco 24th 36th 30th 29th 2
16 8 Sweden Peter Hedström Hedströms Motorsport Škoda Fabia 36th 37th 31st 33rd 1
17 12 Finland Riku Tahko ST Motorsport BMW MINI Countryman 29th 31st 36th 36th
18 68 Belgium Ronny Schevenheels OTRT Volkswagen Scirocco 33rd 35th 37th 37th

Semi-Finals[]

World Championship[]

Semi-Final 1[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport 4:08.158 6
2 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +2.540 5
3 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +4.080 4
4 17 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +9.204 3
5 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen Team Sweden +25.173 2
6 7 Austria Manfred Stohl World RX Team Austria +35.091 1

Semi-Final 2[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 45 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Marklund Motorsport 4:05.225 6
2 1 Norway Petter Solberg SDRX +0.809 5
3 10 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX +0.936 4
4 92 Sweden Anton Marklund EKS RX +4.081 3
5 21 France Davy Jeanney Team Peugeot-Hansen +4.553 2
6 99 Norway Tord Linnerud Volkswagen Team Sweden +13.388 1

European Championship[]

Semi-Final 1[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 67 Belgium François Duval François Duval 4:12.108 6
2 14 Norway Frode Holte Frode Holte Motorsport +2.622 5
3 24 Norway Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport +4.574 4
4 18 France Jonathan Pailler Pailler Competition +8.704 3
5 87 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg +9.844 2
6 22 Belgium Koen Pauwels Koen Pauwels DNF 1

Semi-Final 2[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 74 France Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing +4:12.247 6
2 52 Norway Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden +1.587 5
3 102 Hungary Tamás Kárai Racing-Com +11.850 4
4 60 Finland Joni-Pekka Rajala Eklund Motorsport +35.759 3
5 20 France Fabien Pailler Pailler Competition DNF 2
6 48 Sweden Lukas Walfridsson Helmia Motorsport DNF 1

Finals[]

World Championship[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen Marklund Motorsport 4:02.117 8
2 1 Norway Petter Solberg SDRX +0.840 5
3 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs Olsbergs MSE +6.705 4
4 45 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson Marklund Motorsport +7.583 3
5 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Olsbergs MSE +27.425 2
6 10 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX 1

European Championship[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 74 France Jérôme Grosset-Janin Albatec Racing 4:14.273 8
2 52 Norway Ole Christian Veiby Volkswagen Team Sweden +10.493 5
3 102 Hungary Tamás Kárai Racing-Com +12.614 4
4 24 Norway Tommy Rustad HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport DNF 3
5 14 Norway Frode Holte Frode Holte Motorsport DNF 2
6 67 Belgium François Duval François Duval DSQ 1

Standings after the event[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Results – 2015 World RX of Belgium". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Alx Danielsson Damper Accident: Mettet RX. FIA World Rallycross Championship. YouTube. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

External links[]

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