In a thrilling finale to this year’s X Games, eight-time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb dominated the field in the RallyCross final after qualifying in 4th.
Marcus Grönholm is recovering in hospital from injuries received during qualifying for tonight’s X Games Rallycross final. The two-time World Rally Champion was left unconscious but breathing after crashing into an exposed beam in the safety barrier.
What if Citroën Racing and Sébastien Loeb took part in X-Games 2012, renewing his rivalry with former FIA World Rally Championship sparring partner Marcus Gronholm?
This is precisely the kind of article I enjoy reading, a fly on the wall insight into a special event that most of us can only view from afar.
Created in 1988 by former Michèle Mouton, the only female WRC event winner, and Fredrik Johnsson, the Race of Champions has become the most eagerly-anticipated after party of the motorsport season. This year’s event, run on the 3rd and 4th December, returned to Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Arena, the venue where relative newcomer Felipe Albuquerque took the overall ‘Champion of Champions’ cup in 2010.
This issue we finish the 2011 motorsport season in style: First up, we’ve got two times ex-WRC champion, Marcus Gronholm and north-east driver, David Binks, taking on British Rallycross Championships at Lydden Hill in Kent in the awesome ‘Best Buy’ Ford Fiesta Mk7. Gravel spitting stuff.