2018 World RX of Barcelona

2018 World RX of Barcelona
Round 1 of 12 in the
2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date14–15 April 2018
LocationMontmeló, Catalonia
VenueCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS Audi Sport
Heat 2Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4Sweden Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot Total
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS Audi Sport
Final
FirstSweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
SecondFrance Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot Total
ThirdNorway Andreas Bakkerud
EKS Audi Sport

The 2018 World RX of Barcelona was the first round of the fifth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmelo, Catalonia.

Heats[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo R 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 16
2 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 17th 2nd 2nd 1st 15
3 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo R 3rd 5th 4th 3rd 14
4 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 1st 7th 9th 4th 13
5 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 5th 4th 3rd 6th 12
6 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Taneco Team Hyundai i20 16th 6th 5th 5th 11
7 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta 9th 8th 8th 7th 10
8 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 7th 9th 6th 11th 9
9 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov GRX Taneco Team Hyundai i20 10th 12th 7th 9th 8
10 74 France Jérôme Grosset-Janin GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS 6th 10th 11th 12th 7
11 36 France Guerlain Chicherit GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS 8th 11th 10th 12th 6
12 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 12th 3rd 14th 14th 5
13 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 4th 17th 17th 8th 4
14 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta 11th 16th 13th 10th 3
15 42 United Kingdom Oliver Bennett Oliver Bennett MINI Cooper 14th 13th 12th 15th 2
16 66 France Grégoire Demoustier Sébastien Loeb Racing Peugeot 208 15th 14th 15th 16th 1
17 84 France "Knapick" "Knapick" Citroën DS3 13th 15th 16th 17th

Semi-Finals[]

Semi-Final 1
Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:42.350 6
2 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +2.886 5
3 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud EKS Audi Sport +3.127 4
4 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov GRX Taneco Team +5.656 3
5 36 France Guerlain Chicherit GC Kompetition +6.177 2
6 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Olsbergs MSE +9.799 1
Semi-Final 2
Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS Audi Sport 4:43.579 6
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot Total +3.573 5
3 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Taneco Team +5.107 4
4 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +5.621 3
5 74 France Jérôme Grosset-Janin GC Kompetition +6.284 2
6 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot Total DNF 1
‡ Loeb initially qualified 13th, however was promoted to a semi-final position following the withdrawal of Kevin Hansen.

Final[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:36.568 8
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot Total +1.215 5
3 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud EKS Audi Sport +2.389 4
4 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Taneco Team +7.099 3
5 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +11.264 2
DSQ 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS Audi Sport

Standings after the event[]

Pos Driver Pts Gap
1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 27
2 Norway Petter Solberg 24 +3
3 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 20 +7
4 Sweden Mattias Ekström 19 +8
5 Finland Niclas Grönholm 18 +9

References[]

  1. ^ "Results - 2018 World RX of Barcelona". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 18 April 2018.

External links[]

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