SUPER1600 BEGINS SEASON WITH CATALAN DOUBLE-HEADER
Friday 16th of October 2020
It’s not only a double header for the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Logitech G FIA World RX of Pirineus-Barcelona 2030 and Logitech G FIA World RX of Catalunya this weekend. Rounds one and two of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 will also take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Hungary’s Gergely Marton finished P4 in the Euro RX Super1600 Standings in 2018 and was P2 overall last year. Racing Volland Racing’s Audi A1 he finished P3 in Barcelona last season and starts as one of the favourites for the Super1600 title. Volland Racing will again have five cars on the grid. Russia’s Artur Egorov was P2 in Barcelona in 2019, he took three podiums during the season and was P3 in the points. The winner of the Holjes-Sweden Super1600 final last year, Norway’s Marius Bermingrud, swapped his Skoda Fabia for a Tedak Racing Alfa Romeo MiTo before the 2020 season, but has now moved again and will race an Audi A1 for Volland Racing, taking over from Timur Shigabudinov who is unable to attend the Barcelona event.
The other two Audis in the team will be raced by Switzerland’s Yuri Belevskiy, a three time podium finisher in his first Super1600 season last year, including a win in Germany. Russia’s Marat Kniazev also joins the team. European Rally star, Czech Republic’s Jan Cerny will race a Skoda Citygo and another Czech driver, experienced Skoda Fabia racer Josef Susta will hope to add to the podiums he has scored podium in both previous years in Super1600.
Former Champions SET Promotion return to Super1600 with RX Academy Champion, Finland’s Rasmus Tuominen, in a Renault Twingo and Netherlands’ Marcel Snoeijers will race a Renault Megane. Norway’s Marius Solberg Hansen will start his first full season in a Citroen DS3, assisted by former World RX driver Alexander Hvaal, and Poland’s Radoslaw Raczkowski returns with Automax Motorsport after a best result of 14th last year. France’s Jeremy Lamnec is entered in his ex-Volland Racing Skoda Fabia.
A number of drivers have been forced to withdraw from the Super1600 category for the Barcelona event due to issues associated with international travel in the present climate, but Hungary’s Zsolt Szijj Jolly has sold his Skoda Fabia to Joao Ribeiro, who will race this weekend, so won’t be able to take part.
Watch the Super1600 action on the World RX livestreams through the weekend.
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