2016 World RX of Portugal

2016 World RX of Portugal
Round 1 of 13 in the
2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 16–17 April 2016
Location Montalegre, Portugal
Venue Pista Automóvel de Montalegre
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen RX Sweden
Heat 2 Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Heat 3 Norway Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg World RX Team
Heat 4 Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
Volkswagen RX Sweden
Semi-Final 2 Norway Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg World RX Team
Final
First Norway Petter Solberg
Petter Solberg World RX Team
Second Sweden Robin Larsson
Larsson Jernberg Motorsport
Third Finland Toomas Heikkinen
EKS RX

The 2016 World RX of Portugal was the first round of the third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Pista Automovel de Montalegre in Montalegre.

Heats[]

The SEAT Ibiza Supercar also made its debut with the Münnich Motorsport team (Nitišs pictured)
Heikkinen (3rd), Solberg (1st) and Larsson (2nd) celebrating on the podium
Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 2nd 1st 4th 1st 16
2 1 Norway Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team Citroën DS3 11th 6th 1st 2nd 15
3 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo 1st 3rd 8th 7th 14
4 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 13
5 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport Audi A1 7th 10th 2nd 4th 12
6 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 3rd 2nd 11th 12th 11
7 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 5th 5th 6th 9th 10
8 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 9th 7th 9th 8th 9
9 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 8th 14th 7th 6th 8
10 17 France Davy Jeanney Peugeot Hansen Academy Peugeot 208 15th 13th 5th 5th 7
11 33 United Kingdom Liam Doran JRM Racing BMW MINI Countryman 6th 17th 12th 10th 6
12 92 Sweden Anton Marklund Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo 12th 9th 14th 15th 5
13 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Peugeot Hansen Academy Peugeot 208 14th 8th 13th 16th 4
14 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 13th 11th 16th 14th 3
15 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 10th 12th 15th 17th 2
16 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta 20th 18th 10th 11th 1
17 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 16th 15th 20th 13th
18 43 United States Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 19th 16th 19th 18th
19 55 Germany René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 17th 20th 17th 19th
20 41 Portugal Joaquim Santos Bompiso Racing Team Ford Focus 18th 19th 18th 20th

Semi-Finals[]

Semi-Final 1[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden 4:09.669 6
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +0.478 5
3 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport +1.358 4
4 10 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX +1.959 3
5 33 United Kingdom Liam Doran JRM Racing +2.413 2
6 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen DNF 1

Semi-Final 2[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Norway Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team 4:07.712 6
2 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +2.353 5
3 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +5.135 4
4 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE +5.386 3
5 92 Sweden Anton Marklund Volkswagen RX Sweden +6.254 2
6 17 France Davy Jeanney Peugeot Hansen Academy +5.753 1

Final[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Norway Petter Solberg Petter Solberg World RX Team 4:03.992 8
2 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Larsson Jernberg Motorsport +0.847 5
3 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +2.360 4
4 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +3.775 3
5 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +25.306 2
6 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Volkswagen RX Sweden +1:31.992 1

Championship standings after the event[]

Pos. Driver Pts Gap
1 Norway Petter Solberg 29
2 Sweden Robin Larsson 21 +8
Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
4 Finland Toomas Heikkinen 20 +9
Norway Andreas Bakkerud

References[]

  1. ^ "Results - 2016 World RX of Portugal". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

External links[]

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