2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship

2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship
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The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The season consists of twelve rounds and started on 16 April with the Portuguese round at Montalegre. The season ended on 27 November, at Rosario, Santa Fe in Argentina.

Petter Solberg was the defending drivers' champion. Team Hansen-Peugeot were the defending teams' champions. After 11 rounds, Mattias Ekström clinched the Drivers Championship. His team EKS secured the teams championship at the final round in Argentina.

Calendar[]

2016 World RX calendar by nations

On 30 October 2015 the 2016 calendar was announced, removing the rounds in Italy and Turkey and adding an event in Latvia.[1] On 2 December 2015 the FIA World Motor Sport Council approved in Paris the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar and confirmed the separation of European and World Rallycross heats during events.[2] The RX Lites category was held in support of the World Championship, which consisted of seven events and a non-championship round in Canada.

Rnd. Event Dates Venue Class Winner Team Report
1 Portugal World RX of Portugal 16–17 April Pista Automóvel de Montalegre Supercar Norway Petter Solberg Sweden Petter Solberg World RX Team¹ Report
2 Germany World RX of Hockenheim 7–8 May Hockenheimring Supercar Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden EKS RX Report
RX Lites Norway Thomas Bryntesson Sweden JC Raceteknik
3 Belgium World RX of Belgium 14–15 May Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet Supercar Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden EKS RX Report
RX Lites Norway Thomas Bryntesson Sweden JC Raceteknik
4 United Kingdom World RX of Great Britain 28–29 May Lydden Hill Race Circuit Supercar Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden EKS RX Report
RX Lites France Cyril Raymond Sweden Olsbergs MSE
5 Norway World RX of Norway 11–12 June Lånkebanen Supercar Norway Andreas Bakkerud United States Hoonigan Racing Division Report
RX Lites Norway Thomas Bryntesson Sweden JC Raceteknik
6 Sweden World RX of Sweden 2–3 July Höljesbanan Supercar Norway Andreas Bakkerud United States Hoonigan Racing Division Report
RX Lites Sweden Simon Olofsson Sweden Simon Olofsson
7 Canada World RX of Canada 6–7 August Circuit Trois-Rivières Supercar Sweden Timmy Hansen Sweden Team Peugeot-Hansen Report
RX Lites² United States Mitchell DeJong Sweden Olsbergs MSE
8 France World RX of France 3–4 September Circuit de Lohéac Supercar Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Volkswagen RX Sweden Report
9 Spain World RX of Barcelona 17–18 September Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Supercar Sweden Mattias Ekström Sweden EKS RX Report
RX Lites France Cyril Raymond Sweden Olsbergs MSE
10 Latvia World RX of Latvia 1–2 October Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze Supercar France Sébastien Loeb Sweden Team Peugeot-Hansen Report
RX Lites Norway Sondre Evjen Sweden JC Raceteknik
11 Germany World RX of Germany 15–16 October Estering Supercar Sweden Kevin Eriksson Sweden Olsbergs MSE Report
12 Argentina World RX of Argentina 26–27 November Autódromo Rosario Supercar Norway Andreas Bakkerud United States Hoonigan Racing Division Report

¹ = A one-car team is ineligible to score teams' championship points.

² = Non-championship round.

Teams and drivers[]

Supercar[]

Permanent entries
Constructor Entrant Car No. Driver Rounds
Audi Sweden EKS RX[3] Audi S1 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström All
57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen All
Sweden Larsson Jernberg Motorsport[4] Audi A1 4 Sweden Robin Larsson All
Citroën Sweden Petter Solberg World RX Team[5] Citroën DS3 1 Norway Petter Solberg All
Ford United States Hoonigan Racing Division[6] Ford Focus RS[7] 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud[8] All
43 United States Ken Block All
Sweden Olsbergs MSE[9] Ford Fiesta ST 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm 1–11
96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson 1–7, 9-12
29 France Yann Le Jossec 8
15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs 9-10, 12
Austria World RX Team Austria[10] Ford Fiesta 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis All
7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov All
Mini United Kingdom JRM Racing[11] Mini Countryman 33 United Kingdom Liam Doran1 1–6
65 France Guerlain Chicherit 8–9, 11
37 United Kingdom Guy Wilks 9-10
94 United Kingdom Nick Jones 12
Peugeot Sweden Team Peugeot-Hansen[12] Peugeot 208 9 France Sébastien Loeb All
21 Sweden Timmy Hansen All
Sweden Peugeot-Hansen Academy 17 France Davy Jeanney 1–6, 8-11
71 Sweden Kevin Hansen 1–2, 4, 8, 11
SEAT Germany all-inkl.com Münnich Motorsport[13] SEAT Ibiza Cupra 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs2 1–8
55 Germany René Münnich 1–11
44 Germany Timo Scheider 9-10, 12
24 Norway Tommy Rustad 11
77 Germany René Münnich 12
Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen RX Sweden[14] Volkswagen Polo 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson All
92 Sweden Anton Marklund All

* Entries in grey denote one-car teams which are ineligible to score teams championship points.

1 = JRM has announced the termination of Liam Doran's contract with the team following the sixth round (Sweden) of the championship.[17]

2 = Nitišs left the Münnich Motorsport team following event eight (France) and returned to Olsbergs MSE for event nine (Barcelona).[18]

RX Lites[]

All teams used identical Olsbergs MSE-produced Ford Fiestas

Entries
Entrant No. Driver Rounds
Sweden Olsbergs MSE 13 France Cyril Raymond 1-7
33 Kenya Tejas Hirani 1-7
64 United Arab Emirates Saeed Bintouq 3-4, NC, 6
75 Germany Patrick Simon 1
40 United Kingdom Dan Rooke 3
21 Sweden Marcus Hoglund 5
24 United States Mitchell Dejong NC
45 Finland Miki Weckström NC
27 Canada Andrew Ranger NC
51 Sweden Sandra Hultgren NC
53 United States Cole Keatts NC
Sweden JC Raceteknik 99 Norway Joachim Hvaal 1-7
16 Norway Thomas Bryntesson 1-7
69 Norway Sondre Evjen 1-7
96 Norway Henrik Krogstad 4
6 Sweden William Nilsson 5
46 Latvia Martin Lapins 7
3 Sweden Per Björnson 5
14 Sweden Magnus Hansen 5
98 Sweden Oliver Eriksson NC
Sweden Santosh Motorsport 86 Sweden Santosh Berggren 5
Finland Set Promotion 8 Norway Simon Wago Syversen 1-7
Turkey Toksport 18 Turkey Ali Turkkan 3
Sweden Helmia Motorsport 91 Sweden Jonathan Walfridsson 4-5
Latvia Sport Racing Technologies 55 Russia Vasily Gryazin 7
Poland Lotto Team 66 Andorra Albert Llovera 4-6
United States Dirtfish Motorsports 121 United States Conner Martell NC, 7
Belgium ICEPOL Racing Team 26 Belgium Regis Gosselin 2
Sweden Westlund Entreprenad 47 Sweden Alexander Westlund 1-2, 5
Sweden Simon Olofsson 52 Sweden Simon Olofsson 1-7
Norway Thomas Holmen 56 Norway Thomas Holmen 4-7
Sweden Johan Larsson 2 Sweden Johan Larsson 5

NC represents participation in the non-championship round in Canada.

Championship Standings[]

FIA World Rallycross Championship for Drivers[]

Pos. Driver POR
Portugal
HOC
Germany
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
BAR
Spain
LAT
Latvia
GER
Germany
ARG
Argentina
Points
1 Sweden Mattias Ekström 10 1 1 1 3 6 8 8 1 2 5 5 272
2 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 6 7 6 12 7 5 3 1 6 5 6 2 240
3 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 4 12 14 6 1 1 2 2 7 4 3 1 239
4 Norway Petter Solberg 1 4 3 2 4 7 5 4 10 19 2 7 239
5 France Sébastien Loeb 5 10 2 10 5 2 9 3 8 1 9 8 209
6 Sweden Timmy Hansen 12 18 7 3 2 3 1 11 2 3 8 13 178
7 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 3 2 16 11 9 9 4 15 9 9 10 3 150
8 Russia Timur Timerzyanov 16 17 8 5 6 14 7 30 3 6 14 9 117
9 Sweden Robin Larsson 2 6 13 15 10 8 16 12 5 12 13 6 109
10 Latvia Jānis Baumanis 14 8 9 7 8 10 15 26 4 8 7 12 109
11 Sweden Kevin Eriksson 7 11 10 8 13 15 11 11 13 1 16 92
12 France Davy Jeanney 8 9 11 13 11 12 7 12 10 11 86
13 Sweden Anton Marklund 9 15 4 9 15 4 6 18 14 15 15 11 76
14 United States Ken Block 18 3 19 14 14 13 10 6 16 16 12 15 63
15 Sweden Kevin Hansen 13 19 4 9 4 52
16 Latvia Reinis Nitišs 15 13 12 21 12 18 13 5 13 11 10 44
17 Finland Niclas Grönholm 17 14 15 16 16 11 12 14 15 18 19 28
18 Germany Timo Scheider 17 7 4 25
19 Belgium François Duval 5 18
20 United Kingdom Liam Doran 10 5 17 19 17 16 9
21 United Kingdom Andy Scott 10 6
22 Norway Tommy Rustad 13 25 4
23 United Kingdom Guy Wilks 17 19 14 3
24 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg 16 17 1
25 Sweden Peter Hedström 16 1
27 Germany René Münnich 19 20 18 18 18 19 14 16 18 22 24 14 -3
Pos. Driver POR
Portugal
HOC
Germany
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
BAR
Spain
LAT
Latvia
GER
Germany
ARG
Argentina
Points

FIA World Rallycross Championship for Teams[]

Pos. Team No. Drivers Points
1 Sweden EKS RX 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström 422
57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen
2 Sweden Team Peugeot-Hansen 9 France Sébastien Loeb 387
21 Sweden Timmy Hansen
3 Sweden Volkswagen RX Sweden 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 316
92 Sweden Anton Marklund
4 United States Hoonigan Racing Division 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 302
43 United States Ken Block
5 Austria World RX Team Austria 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis 226
7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov
6 Sweden Olsbergs MSE 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm 132
96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson
7 Germany all-inkl.com Münnich Motorsport 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs 67
55 Germany René Münnich

RX Lites Cup[]

Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
CAN
Canada
BAR
Spain
LAT
Latvia
Points
1 France Cyril Raymond 2 6 1 2 2 1 8 175
2 Norway Thomas Bryntesson 1 1 2 1 4 2 7 167
3 Sweden Simon Olofsson 7 2 3 3 1 4 4 151
4 Norway Joachim Hvaal 3 3 4 6 7 7 5 136
5 Norway Simon Wago Syversen 6 5 5 8 11 3 10 115
6 Norway Sondre Evjen 9 4 6 10 13 8 1 98
7 Kenya Tejas Hirani 8 7 7 5 16 6 3 96
8 Norway Thomas Holmen 9 9 5 6 55
9 Sweden Alexander Westlund 4 9 5 38
10 United Arab Emirates Saeed Bintouq 10 7 2 10 23 (30*)
11 Germany Patrick Simon 5 21
12 Sweden Marcus Hoglund 6 19
13 Andorra Albert Llovera 11 17 9 17
14 Sweden Johan Larsson 3 17
15 United States Conner Martell 4 2 16 (21*)
16 Norway Henrik Krogstad 4 15
17 Russia Vasily Gryazin 9 14
18 United Kingdom Dan Rooke 8 13
19 Sweden William Nilsson 8 13
20 Belgium Regis Gosselin 8 12
21 Latvia Martin Lapins 11 11
22 Turkey Ali Turkkan 9 11
23 Sweden Per Björnson 10 10
24 Sweden Jonathan Walfridsson 12 15 8
25 Sweden Magnus Hansen 12 6
26 Sweden Santosh Berggren 14 3
27 United States Mitchell DeJong 1 0 (27*)
28 Finland Miki Weckström 5 0 (25*)
29 Sweden Oliver Eriksson 3 0 (22*)
30 Canada Andrew Ranger 6 0 (17*)
31 Sweden Sandra Hultgren 7 0 (15*)
32 United States Cole Keatts 8 0 (12*)
Pos. Driver HOC
Germany
BEL
Belgium
GBR
United Kingdom
NOR
Norway
SWE
Sweden
CAN
Canada
BAR
Spain
LAT
Latvia
Points

References[]

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