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Pontos Tideman confirmed to drive the Euros in a Hedstrom Motorsport Polo...

https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10581/tidemand-joins-euro-rx-with

...and the British Championship confirm that the opening round at Lydden has been postponed...

https://www.rallycrossbrx.com/news/statement-concerning-covid-19

...sadly I thought that was coming. At least we'll get another round at the end of the year. 

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Jere Kalliokoski with his own team also goes to ERX, with his own team and a Fiesta. I guess his MK7 (STARD) Fiesta.

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And Thomas Bryntesson is also back with his Polo.

 

So the list is now like this (15x Supercars)

- B.P. Gunderson - JC Raceteknik - Audi S1 (EKS)
- E. Ide - JC Raceteknik - Audi S1 (EKS)

- T. Karai - Karai Motorsport - Audi S1 (EKS/Karai)
- M. Barbosa - MBRX - Citroën DS3 (LDM)

- T. Daarbak - Troels Daarbak - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - MDK)
- U. Linnemann - Linnemann Motorsport - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - STARD)
- J. Kalliokoski - Kalliokoski Motorsport - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - STARD)

- K. Abbring - GCK - Renault Clio R.S. RX (GCK)
- P. Maloigne - GCK - Renault Clio R.S. RX (GCK)
- A. Carlsson - ACRX - Renault Clio (ACRX)
- S. Evjen - Kristofferson Motorsport - VW Polo (KMS)
- P. Gehrman - PHMS - VW Polo (KMS)
- S. Svardal - Team Svardal - VW Polo (Marklund)
- P. Tideman - Hedstroms Motorsport - VW Polo (Marklund)
- T. Bryntesson - TBRX - VW Polo (Marklund)

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56 minutes ago, JorritVD said:

And Thomas Bryntesson is also back with his Polo.

 

So the list is now like this (15x Supercars)

- B.P. Gunderson - JC Raceteknik - Audi S1 (EKS)
- E. Ide - JC Raceteknik - Audi S1 (EKS)

- T. Karai - Karai Motorsport - Audi S1 (EKS/Karai)
- M. Barbosa - MBRX - Citroën DS3 (LDM)

- T. Daarbak - Troels Daarbak - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - MDK)
- U. Linnemann - Linnemann Motorsport - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - STARD)
- J. Kalliokoski - Kalliokoski Motorsport - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - STARD)

- K. Abbring - GCK - Renault Clio R.S. RX (GCK)
- P. Maloigne - GCK - Renault Clio R.S. RX (GCK)
- A. Carlsson - ACRX - Renault Clio (ACRX)
- S. Evjen - Kristofferson Motorsport - VW Polo (KMS)
- P. Gehrman - PHMS - VW Polo (KMS)
- S. Svardal - Team Svardal - VW Polo (Marklund)
- P. Tideman - Hedstroms Motorsport - VW Polo (Marklund)
- T. Bryntesson - TBRX - VW Polo (Marklund)

so much favorites, that's insane !

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Great to see the entries still coming in, despite the uncertainty about when the Championship is going to get underway. 

The Euro line up is looking to have quality and quantity. 

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And there are the Dubourg brothers

https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10584/dubourg-brothers-chase-euro-rx

So 17 full time Supercar entries so far:
- B.P. Gunderson - JC Raceteknik - Audi S1 (EKS)
- E. Ide - JC Raceteknik - Audi S1 (EKS)

- T. Karai - Karai Motorsport - Audi S1 (EKS/Karai)
- M. Barbosa - MBRX - Citroën DS3 (LDM)

- T. Daarbak - Troels Daarbak - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - MDK)
- U. Linnemann - Linnemann Motorsport - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - STARD)
- J. Kalliokoski - Kalliokoski Motorsport - Ford Fiesta (MK7 - STARD)
- J.B. Dubourg - DA Racing - Peugeot 208 WRX
- A. Dubourg - DA Racing - Peugeot 208 WRX

- K. Abbring - GCK - Renault Clio R.S. RX (GCK)
- P. Maloigne - GCK - Renault Clio R.S. RX (GCK)
- A. Carlsson - ACRX - Renault Clio (ACRX)
- S. Evjen - Kristofferson Motorsport - VW Polo (KMS)
- P. Gehrman - PHMS - VW Polo (KMS)
- S. Svardal - Team Svardal - VW Polo (Marklund)
- P. Tideman - Hedstroms Motorsport - VW Polo (Marklund)
- T. Bryntesson - TBRX - VW Polo (Marklund)

 

BTW. Official entry lists of the ERX should come from the FIA today.

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Supercars ERX, a huge list.

Geen fotobeschrijving beschikbaar.

 

S1600 ERX, a healthy list as well.

Geen fotobeschrijving beschikbaar.

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Great numbers in both and tough to pick a winner in the Euros: Oliver Eriksson is surely one to watch!

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Btw, Kevin Abbring is not on the entry-list, which is quite interesting, as he was announced by GCK.

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Few pictures from the (rather wet) fourth round of the 2019/2020 Lydden Winter Rallycross series last weekend...

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...fingers crossed that we won't have too long to wait for more rallycross this year!

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52 minutes ago, tbtstt said:

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Is that an RGT Spec Lotus converted to RX? 😮 

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59 minutes ago, MattyH1812 said:

Is that an RGT Spec Lotus converted to RX? 😮 

It is an Exige, but it isn't RGT specification @MattyH1812. There have been a few Exiges and a VX220 used in British rallycross!

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So now it is clear why Kevin Abbring is not on the list for ERX, he is doing parttime WRX this year. Now just wait if there IS a WRX...

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Full time entry list grows to 14. Baumanis teams up with Larsson and JC. 

BAUMANIS JOINS KYB TEAM JC IN AUDI S1 FOR 2020

https://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/10587/baumanis-joins-kyb-team-jc

I'm interested how competitive Baumanis and Larsson will be. I think the Audi is more competitive than the Fiestas he drove the last couple of seasons. But somehow Baumanis never has fully convinced me he is a top driver for the title in WRX. But I hope I am wrong. 

 

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12 minutes ago, JorritVD said:

I'm interested how competitive Baumanis and Larsson will be. I think the Audi is more competitive than the Fiestas he drove the last couple of seasons. But somehow Baumanis never has fully convinced me he is a top driver for the title in WRX. But I hope I am wrong. 

nice to see he's back, and nice to see another team competing as well.

agreed about Baumanis' level. to me he's decent: good enough to almost always make the semis and often the finals too, but podiums don't come easily. I'd put him in roughly the same category as drivers like Marklund, Doran, Timur, and Timo. tier 2, more or less. (tier 1 being ones who regularly get podiums).

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1 hour ago, JorritVD said:

I'm interested how competitive Baumanis and Larsson will be. I think the Audi is more competitive than the Fiestas he drove the last couple of seasons. But somehow Baumanis never has fully convinced me he is a top driver for the title in WRX. But I hope I am wrong. 

Agree with you on all points there @JorritVD. I think the Audi is a competitive car, but I wonder if Baumanis has the pace (and Larsson has the consistency) for them to be challengers.

Brilliant to see two of the latest specification EKS cars getting some use this year though. 

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Wow!!

- Mattias Ekstrom returns for a full season with KYB Team JC 😮 

- Bennett is teasing there will be a second MINI with Xite Racing. Still unknown if it for WRX or something else. Or maybe it is for eSports?

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About Ekstrom, it sounds like an april's joke isn't it ? :classic_blink:

I thought the full list entry for WRX was already given. 

Will see tomorrow. :classic_ninja:

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9 minutes ago, James McAdam said:

About Ekstrom, it sounds like an april's joke isn't it ? :classic_blink:

I thought the full list entry for WRX was already given. 

Will see tomorrow. :classic_ninja:

hmm, that indeed can be true, i forgot its April 1st. :S 

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