Author: lindaolsen

A Score to Settle With Lydden Hill

Round 03, Mettet, Belgium / May 14 - 15 2016 // Worldwide Copyright: Tony Welam/EKS/McKlein

Worldwide Photo Copyright: Tony Welam/EKS/McKlein



Press Release (05/24/2016) – EKS is entering round four of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Lydden Hill leading the drivers’ and teams’ standings. Mattias Ekström has a score to settle with the ‘Home of Rallycross.’ In 2015, he received some well-deserved champagne, but also felt a bit of disappointment. In a thrilling final, Ekström lost to Petter Solberg by just 0.341 seconds.  “”All in all, last year’s round at Lydden Hill was a good weekend, but not a perfect one, which we are looking for this year”,” says Ekström. ““After our two stunning victories at Hockenheim and Mettet, we want to keep up the momentum. The track has a lot of race circuit parts, which suits me well and Devil’s Elbow is one of the best corners of the entire World RX calendar.””
Teammate Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen is back in shape after his frustrating weekend in Belgium. ““I’’ve definitely had better events than Mettet, but we don’t have time to look back in anger. Lydden Hill is up next and I know that my Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and I are still highly competitive, as we were at the first two rounds.”

The latest edition of EKS Fridays will be the perfect start into the weekend.  Visit EKS in the paddock on Friday, 27 May at 18.00 and watch the World RX drivers battling each other on the “Race simulator.” Take your chance to chat with Mattias and Topi as well.

Lydden Hill, GB / May 23-24, 2015 // Worldwide Copyright: Tony Welam/EKS/McKlein

Lydden Hill, GB / May 23-24, 2015 // Worldwide Copyright: Tony Welam/EKS/McKlein


About Lydden RX

Location South East England, next to Wootton, Kent, three miles from Dover
Track length 1,170 m
Tarmac / Gravel 60 / 40 %
Corners 3 left / 4 right
Entrants 24 Supercars
EKS drivers #5 Mattias Ekström, #57 Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen

Where to watch live …

Sweden SVT Sport (Sunday, 15.00–17.00 CEST)
Germany ProSieben FUN (Sunday, 15.00–17.00 CEST)
UK Quest TV (Sunday, 14.00–16.00 BST)
Live stream (Sunday, 15.00–17.00 CEST)

Schedule (local time)

Friday, 27 May
16.00 Drivers’ draw for Qualification 1 (Q1) grid
16.10 Pre-event press conference
18.00 EKS Fridays

Saturday, 28 May
09.00 Open Practice
12.00 Qualification 1 (Q1)
14.30 Qualification 2 (Q2)

Sunday, 29 May
10.30 Warm-up
11.00 Qualification 3 (Q3)
11.30 Qualification 4 (Q4)
15.00 Semi finals + Final
15.50 Podium ceremony

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Team Peugeot Hansen Looking to Keep Momentum


After Sébastien Loeb’s encouraging second place in Belgium, the Peugeot team is looking forward to the upcoming round in Great Britain where Lydden Hill will host round four of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship on May 28-29.

After a podium finish at round three at Circuit Jules Tacheny in Belgium, Team Peugeot-Hansen hopes to keep the momentum going at Lydden Hill. The Franco-Swedish operation is currently third in the Teams’ standings and is targeting its first victory of the season in its bid to move further up the provisional leaderboard.  “I like Lydden Hill”, said team principal Kenneth Hansen, “It’s one of the calendar’s faster circuits where you can really make the most of the potential of a car like the PEUGEOT 208 WRX. I know it’s a venue that suits Timmy, Davy and Kevin, and I am certain that Sébastien will lose no time adapting given his experience of racing on asphalt. We will need to adapt our strategy to the fact that the Joker Lap veers off at Turn 1. We are determined to up our game a notch and our intention is to fight for the win. We have shown recently that we have the speed to achieve that goal.

Lydden Hill, Kent, is known as the home of rallycross and pilot of the #9 Peugeot  supercar, Sebastien Loeb, is looking forward to his first race at this historic site. Read more

Linda Olsen

About Linda Olsen

Linda is a big fan of rally and rallycross. She writes and manages social media for Rallycross360.

Tanner Foust Sweeps Red Bull Global Rallycross Phoenix


Press Release (5/22/2016) – Tanner Foust extended his Red Bull Global Rallycross career win record by taking Sunday’s Red Bull GRC final in Phoenix. Foust, who also won Saturday’s main event, took the ninth victory of his Red Bull GRC career over Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross teammate Scott Speed.

“It’s going to be a great season—obviously it’s a great way to start the season for Volkswagen,” the two-time Supercar champion said from the podium. “But different cars have different skills on different tracks, so it’s going to be a mix up. A lot of the new cars out there are extremely fast, and it’s going to be a great season!”

As with Saturday, the Beetles were dominant in the preliminary rounds, Read more

Tanner Foust Earns First Win of Season


Red Bull Global Rallycross, the fastest growing motorsport in the U.S.,  kicked off its 2016 season today in Phoenix, AZ at WildHorse Pass Motorsports Park.  This weekends doubleheader saw Tanner Foust earn the first victory of the season for Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross.  VARX dominated the day with Foust and teammate Scott Speed winning a two heats each.  Foust then went on to win the first semifinal after a tough battle against Honda Civic Red Bull Olsbergs MSE driver and 2014 champion, Joni Wiman.

In the second semifinal Speed had a difficult time shaking Patrik Sandell (Bryan Herta Rallysport) and Chip Ganassi Racing driver, Brian Deegan, from his bumper. The trio had an intense battle but in the end it was Speed who took the victory.

During the final Foust held the lead from beginning to end taking total command of the track.  Read more

Red Bull Global Rallycross to Broadcast Worldwide on Red Bull TV in 2016

Red Bull Global Rallycross Logo


Red Bull Global Rallycross is pleased to announce an agreement for the 2016 season to broadcast its races on Red Bull TV. Launching with the start of the season in Phoenix in May, fans will be able to watch coverage from ten Red Bull GRC events which will be available worldwide on or via the Red Bull TV application on any of your favorite devices.

“The ability to bring Red Bull GRC to our fans worldwide via a no-authentication-needed digital platform is huge,” says Colin Dyne, CEO Red Bull GRC. “Our core audience is always looking for the most convenient way to access content, whether on television, online or via their mobile devices. Red Bull TV offers our fans another opportunity.”

The shows will run 90 minutes each, with 14 cameras covering all the high-octane action and excitement of each race.  A dedicated broadcast team will focus on in-depth features and storytelling for the pre-race show, led by racing legend Ricky Johnson. Johnson will use his vast racing knowledge to go behind the scenes of pit row to bring the viewer closer to the technology, the race teams and the drivers that make Red Bull GRC one of the fastest growing motorsport series in the world.  The shows will be available on demand for up to three months from their original airdate.


Red Bull TV Broadcast Schedule:


  • Phoenix, AZ: May 21 at 4:00 pm ET
  • Phoenix, AZ: May 22 at 5:30 pm ET
  • Dallas, TX: June 4 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Daytona, FL: June 19 at 3:30 pm ET
  • The Base: July 3 at 5:30 pm ET
  • Washington, D.C.: July 30 at 3:30 ET
  • Atlantic City, NJ: August 28 at 2:30 pm ET
  • Seattle, WA: September 18 at 2:00 pm ET
  • Los Angeles, CA: October 8 at 7:30 pm ET
  • Los Angeles, CA: October 9 at 6:30 pm ET
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