european-rallycross-championship

whtimes.co.uk
Grint joins Albatec Racing for FIA European Rallycross Championship

Kimpton rally driver James Grint has signed for Albatec Racing alongside Frenchman Jérôme Grosset-Janinfor the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:52 PM

The 24 year-old, who tested with the team in Dreux, France alongside former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve last year, will drive the second two-litre 16v Peugeot 208RX Supercar in the five round championship.

Grint, the younger brother of actor Rupert Grint, said: “I am very excited to be part of the Albatec Racing team this year.

“I’m looking forward to taking on the FIA European Rallycross Championship, and I can’t think of a better team than Albatec to take me into Europe for this new and exciting phase of my career.”

The Hertfordshire racer successfully completed several runs at Dreux last January, before embarking on a season in the British Rallycross Championship RX150 class.

A regular contender in buggies, Grint will commence testing within the next few weeks, prior to the first round of EuroRX at Mettet, Belgium on May 15-17.

He added: “This is going to be a massive year for me stepping up in to Supercars but this is a great opportunity for me too.

“I was lucky enough to test with the team in France last year and now I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Albatec Peugeot 208. I’m really looking forward to taking on this challenge.”

Albatec Racing team principal Andy Scott is delighted with his latest acquisition.

He said: “I am extremely pleased to have James joining us at Albatec, he did a great job in Dreux last year on only his first time in the car and adapted very quickly to the demands of a 600bhp RX Supercar.

“I think it was only a matter of time before he became part of the Albatec team and between him and Jérôme I think we have the perfect combination of drivers.

“It’s great to have both British and European line-ups completed, and we’ve even more news to follow concerning WorldRX and indeed the RX150 series in the coming weeks.”

——Good to see the siblings doing great and pursued their own passions!A talented family :)

2013 ERC Schedule

http://www.fia.com/news/2013-calendar-fia-european-rallycross-championship-0

Enclosed is the new format and schedule for the ERC in 2013. Very exciting year ahead across the pond!

March 31th - April 1st: Lydden Hill (Great Britain)

April 27th - 28th: Montalegre (Portugal)

May 25th - 26th: Nyiràd (Hungary)

June 8th - 9th: Kouvola (Finland)

June 15th - 16th: Hell (Norway)

July 6th - 7th: Nyiràd (Sweden)

August 17th - 18th: Mondello Park (Ireland)

August 30th - September 1st: Lohéac (France)

September 14th - 15th: Greinbach (Austria)

September 21st - 22nd: Buxtehude (Germany)

Very glad to see new venues on the schedule, as well as new organization for the events!

sports-at-work.com
Interview: Scott Details ERC Return In Belgium, Holland (Sports-At-Work)

Currently eighth in Global Rallycross points as that series takes a two-month break, Andy Scott took the opportunity to return to the European Rallycross Championship for rounds at Belgium and Holland in August. While Scott scored his best two finishes of the ERC season in these two rounds last year, this year’s events were a bit more challenging.

“Certainly in Holland, the times we got through the third heat, we had something more,” Scott says. “We had the pace, (but) we had a first corner incident again in the second heat. I think even with the first two heat results, if we would’ve gotten through the third heat, we would’ve made the A final. We certainly had the pace to be in the mix. So I’ve come away, certainly, with confidence.”

Το RallyCross στο Action24

Το Action24 εξασφάλισε τα δικαιώματα ενός ακόμη πρωταθλήματος, αυτή την φορά από τον χώρο του μηχανοκίνητου αθλητισμού.
Το συναρπαστικό Ευρωπαϊκό πρωτάθλημα RallyCross έρχεται σύντομα στις οθόνες μας.
Το πρωτάθλημα αυτοκινήτων διεξάγεται με την σφραγίδα της FIA, σε 10 χώρες και συμμετέχουν 25 οδηγοί.
Τα αυτοκίνητα έχουν ιπποδύναμη 600 ίππους και αγωνίζονται σε πίστα αλλά και σε χωμάτινες διαδρομές.
Η αρχή των μεταδόσεων θα γίνει στις 9 Ιουνίου, από την Φινλανδία.

Πηγή: Action24.gr

usracereport.com
GRC Insider: Scott Compares European, American Rallycross

Andy Scott, eighth in Global Rallycross points and a veteran of the European Rallycross Championship, breaks down the differences between the two series after competing in ERC events at Belgium and Holland in August. Differences in race format, race length, and vehicles (Scott races a Saab 9-3 in America and a Ford Focus in Europe) are among the points discussed.

The difference in the European racing is you have the chance to improve the car between each time you run, because there’s a set format. You know at the start of the weekend when you’re going to be on track, how long you’re going to be on track for, and how long you have between each track outing. So that gives you the chance to improve the car. But also your competitors have that chance.

Dirt Rally Goes to Hell

Codemasters has added multiplayer to Dirt Rally’s recently introduced rallycross mode, meaning players will now be able to go head-to-head with each other on Dirt Rally’s special rallycross circuits.

Codemasters has also thrown in a potentially punishing new location: Hell, Norway. Hell has hosted a round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship since 2011 and in 2014 became a host of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

This multiplayer update (which, like all Dirt Rally updates while the game is in Steam Early Access, is free) also contains three new cars (the Citroën DS 3, the Subaru WRX STi, and the MINI Countryman Rallycross).

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Dirt Rally Goes to Hell

Codemasters has added multiplayer to Dirt Rally’s recently introduced rallycross mode, meaning players will now be able to go head-to-head with each other on Dirt Rally’s special rallycross circuits.

Codemasters has also thrown in a potentially punishing new location: Hell, Norway. Hell has hosted a round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship since 2011 and in 2014 became a host of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

This multiplayer update (which, like all Dirt Rally updates while the game is in Steam Early Access, is free) also contains three new cars (the Citroën DS 3, the Subaru WRX STi, and the MINI Countryman Rallycross).

Continue reading…