Finnish-based team GRX and driver Niclas Gronholm – son of double WRC Champion Marcus Gromholm – will contest the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy with an M-Sport built Ford Fiesta RX Supercar.
The GRX team will compete in all 12 rounds of the World Championship in a partnership with multiple FIA European Rallycross Championship winning team, Set Promotion. The Fiesta RX is currently being prepared at M-Sport’s base in Cumbria, north England.
Gronholm, 20, raced in the full FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2016, his first full-time campaign having made just one previous start in the series, in Sweden 2015. In a year of learning and development, the Finn made the semi-finals twice: in Sweden and in Canada. The 2015 Finnish Rallycross Champion now has experience of every circuit on the World RX schedule, with the exception of the final round in South Africa, which is a new addition to the World Championship from 2017. Continue reading GRX Team enters RX with Nicholas Gronholm
After the drama that was the opening round of the 2017 WRC season, we can reflect on its amazing action and sheer driving skills. These drivers and co-drivers have once again proven they’re the best in motorsport.
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Tuesday’s tasty video shows the near-calls and high speeds of the WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo…
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The first two stages of the WRC 2017 season were ticked off at the Rallye Monte-Carlo last night. Leading the early charge are Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai Motorsport) by 8.5s over Sebastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (M-Sport) and Juho Hanninen/Kaj Lindstrom (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRC) by 15.7s. Day Two sees competitors face 160.80km of stages over 6 stages. It’ll be a close battle.
* Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the spectator deceased in SS1 last night.
Overall Leaderboard after SS2:
01) T. Neuville/N. Gilsoul
Hyundai Motorsport WRC – 27m 11.3s
02) S. Ogier/J. Ingrassia
M-Sport WRC + 08.5s
03) J. Hanninen/K. Lindstom
Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC + 15.7s
04) K. Meeke/P. Nagle
Citroën WRC + 16.5s
05) O. Tanak/M. Jarveoja
M-Sport WRC + 20.1s
06) E. Evans/D. Barritt
M-Sport + 21.7s
07) C. Breen/S. Martin
Citroën WRC + 26.1s
08) D. Sordo/M. Marti
Hyundai Motorsport WRC + 27.3s
09) J-M. Latvala/M. Anttila
Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC + 29.1s
10) A. Mikkelsen/A. Jaegers
Skoda Motorsport R5 + 59.1s
A new season. A new era. The 2017 World Rally Championship is set for new beginnings. The WRC Monte Carlo Rallye will be exciting to say the least. Dive right into this week’s new read: https://goo.gl/3pS4ZR.
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