2018 World RX of Belgium

2018 World RX of Belgium
Round 3 of 12 in the
2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date11–13 May 2018
LocationMettet, Wallonia
VenueCircuit Jules Tacheny Mettet
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS Audi Sport
Heat 3Sweden Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot Total
Heat 4Sweden Mattias Ekström
EKS Audi Sport
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2France Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot Total
Final
FirstFrance Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot Total
SecondNorway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
ThirdSweden Timmy Hansen
Team Peugeot Total

The 2018 World RX of Belgium was the third round of the fifth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Circuit Jules Tacheny Mettet in Mettet, Wallonia.

Qualifying[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 6th 1st 7th 1st 16
2 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 3rd 2nd 1st 7th 15
3 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo R 4th 5th 2nd 3rd 14
4 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 2nd 4th 10th 2nd 13
5 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo R 1st 3rd 11th 8th 12
6 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 7th 10th 4th 4th 11
7 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta 9th 9th 9th 5th 10
8 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov GRX Taneco Team Hyundai i20 8th 11th 8th 6th 9
9 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 5th 6th 15th 10th 8
10 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 13th 14th 5th 9th 7
11 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Taneco Team Hyundai i20 15th 12th 3rd 13th 6
12 36 France Guerlain Chicherit GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS 12th 7th 12th 12th 5
13 67 Belgium François Duval Comtoyou Racing Audi S1 14th 8th 13th 11th 4
14 74 France Jérôme Grosset-Janin GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS 10th 15th 6th 15th 3
15 66 France Grégoire Demoustier Sébastien Loeb Racing Peugeot 208 16th 16th 14th 14th 2
16 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta 11th 13th 16th 16th 1

Semi-Finals[]

Semi-Final 1
Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 4:17.270 6
2 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +2.198 5
3 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS Audi Sport +3.524 4
4 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Taneco Team +6.366 3
5 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot Total +7.128 2
6 4 Sweden Robin Larsson Olsbergs MSE DNF 1
Semi-Final 2
Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot Total 4:10.869 6
2 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud EKS Audi Sport +6.464 5
3 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot Total +6.795 4
4 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +9.551 3
5 36 France Guerlain Chicherit GC Kompetition +10.714 2
6 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov GRX Taneco Team +19.495 1

Final[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot Total 4:05.108 8
2 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +0.447 5
3 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot Total +1.802 4
4 5 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS Audi Sport +1.960 3
5 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +2.095 2
6 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud EKS Audi Sport +3.031 1

Standings after the event[]

Pos Driver Pts Gap
1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson 75
2 Norway Petter Solberg 66 +9
3 France Sébastien Loeb 65 +10
4 Norway Andreas Bakkerud 61 +14
5 Sweden Timmy Hansen 59 +16
Sweden Mattias Ekström

References[]

  1. ^ "Results - 2018 World RX of Belgium". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
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