2017 World RX of Portugal

2017 World RX of Portugal
Round 2 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date22–23 April 2017
LocationMontalegre, Vila Real
VenuePista Automóvel de Montalegre
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4Norway Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Final
FirstSweden Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
SecondFrance Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
ThirdSweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden

The 2017 World RX of Portugal was the second round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Pista Automóvel de Montalegre in Montalegre, Vila Real.

Supercar[]

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden drivers Johan Kristoffersson (pictured) and Petter Solberg dominated the heats
The start of Heat 3 Race 4 featuring Ekström, Kevin Hansen, Nitišs, Scheider and Grönholm
Grégoire Demoustier showed signs of improvement following his debut in the previous event
Defending champion Ekström made it two wins from as many starts in the 2017 season, beating Loeb (left) and Kristoffersson

Heats[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 16
2 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 5th 6th 2nd 6th 15
3 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 1st 1st 21st 12th 14
4 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 3rd 5th 19th 3rd 13
5 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 14th 8th 3rd 5th 12
6 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 4th 11th 7th 8th 11
7 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 7th 7th 8th 10th 10
8 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 9th 13th 4th 9th 9
9 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 11th 4th 5th 15th 8
10 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 21st 20th 6th 1st 7
11 43 United States Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 17th 12th 9th 4th 6
12 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 8th 15th 13th 7th 5
13 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 13th 10th 10th 11th 4
14 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 6th 3rd 22nd 14th 3
15 44 Germany Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 12th 9th 12th 13th 2
16 100 United Kingdom Guy Wilks LOCO Energy World RX Volkswagen Polo 10th 17th 11th 17th 1
17 87 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg DA Racing Peugeot 208 15th 16th 15th 16th
18 77 Germany René Münnich All-Inkl.com Münnich Motorsport SEAT Ibiza 18th 14th 14th 19th
19 69 Poland Martin Kaczmarski Martin Kaczmarski Ford Fiesta 16th 19th 16th 18th
20 10 Hungary "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 19th 18th 17th 20th
21 66 France Grégoire Demoustier DA Racing Peugeot 208 20th 21st 18th 21st
22 41 Portugal Joaquim Santos Bompiso Racing Team Ford Focus 22nd 22nd 20th 22nd

Semi-Finals[]

Semi-Final 1
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 3:57.377 6
2 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +1.438 5
3 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs EKS RX +3.881 4
4 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +5.631 3
5 43 United States Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division +6.002 2
6 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov STARD +7.189 1
Semi-Final 2
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX 3:58.543 6
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +0.739 5
3 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.937 4
4 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +4.787 3
5 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +48.971 2
6 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division DNF 1

Final[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX 3:59.345 8
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +0.567 5
3 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +0.909 4
4 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.729 3
5 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs EKS RX +2.590 2
6 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +31.143 1

Standings after the event[]

Pos Driver Pts Gap
1 Sweden Mattias Ekström 58
2 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 44 +14
3 Norway Petter Solberg 42 +16
4 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 30 +28
5 Germany Timo Scheider 28 +30

References[]

  1. ^ "Results - 2017 World RX of Portugal". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017.

External links[]

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