After twelve of twelve runs
|1.||Petter Solberg||Citroën DS3||267|
|2.||Toomas Heikkinen||Volkswagen Polo||221|
|3.||Reinis Nitiss||Ford Fiesta||210|
|4.||Timmy Hansen||Peugeot 208||199|
|5.||Andreas Bakkerud||Ford Fiesta||193|
|6.||Anton Marklund||Volkswagen Polo||173|
|7.||Timur Timerzyanov||Peugeot 208||152|
|8.||Pontus Tidemand||Audi S1||84|
|9.||Robin Larsson||Audi S1||76|
|10.||Mattias Ekström||Audi S1||55|
|10.||Henning Solberg||Citroën DS3||55|
|12.||Andy Scott||Peugeot 208||46|
|13.||Tanner Foust||Volkswagen Polo||42|
|14.||Derek Tohill||Citroën DS3||35|
|15.||Johan Kristoffersson||Volkswagen Polo||33|
|16.||Ken Block||Ford Fiesta||32|
|17.||Jérôme Grosset-Janin||Renault Clio||27|
|17.||Davy Jeanney||Peugeot 208||27|
|19.||Richard Göransson||Ford Fiesta||26|
|20.||Peter Hedström||Skoda Fabia||24|
|20.||Daniel Holten||Ford Fiesta||24|
|22.||Kevin Eriksson||Ford Fiesta||20|
|22.||Sebastian Eriksson||Ford Fiesta||20|
|24.||Krzysztof Skorupski||Citroën DS3||19|
|25.||Andrew Jordan||Ford Fiesta||17|
|25.||Koen Pauwels||Ford Focus||17|
|27.||Tommy Rustad||Volvo C30||14|
|27.||Emil Öhman||Citroën DS3||14|
|27.||Alexander Hvaal||Citroën DS3||14|
|30.||Joni-Pekka Rajala||Skoda Fabia||13|
|30.||Joni Wiman||Ford Fiesta||13|
|30.||Patrick Carpentier||Volkswagen Polo||13|
|33.||Jos Jansen||Ford Focus||12|
|34.||Edward Sandström||Audi S1||9|
|34.||Manfred Stohl||Citroën DS3||9|
|34.||Gigi Galli||Ford Fiesta||9|
|37.||Ramona Karlsson||Saab 9-3||8|
|37.||PG Andersson||Skoda Fabia||8|
|37.||Miguel Baldoni||Skoda Fabia||8|
|37.||Oliie O'Donovan||Peugeot 208||8|
|37.||Jacques Villeneuve||Peugeot 208||8|
|42.||Frode Holte||Ford Focus||7|
|42.||Gaetan Serazin||Peugeot 208||7|
|45.||Fabian Pailler||Peugeot 208||5|
|46.||Bohdan Ludwiczak||Ford Fiesta||3|
|46.||Alexandre Theuil||Citroën DS3||3|
|46.||Lukas Walfridson||Renault Clio||3|
|46.||Joaquim Santos||Ford Focus||3|
|46.||Marc Scott||Peugeot 208||3|
|51.||Lars Oivind Enerberg||Citroën DS3||2|
|51.||Jean-Baptiste Dubourg||Citroën C4||2|
|51.||Liam Doran||Citroën DS3||2|
|51.||Aki Karttunen||Skoda Fabia||2|
|55||Francois Duval||Volkswagen Polo||1|
|55.||Christophe Wilt||Citroën C4||1|
|55.||Eric Faren||Citroën DS3||1|
After twelve of twelve runs
|1.||Ford Olsbergs MSE||403|
|2.||Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport||394|
|5.||Monster Energy World RX Team||76|
Marklund Motorsport finish the season second.
Thrilling FIA World Rallycross Championship final in Argentina: After the final round of the season, Marklund Motorsport and their Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars with more than 500 bhp finished second in the teams’ standings. In the battle with Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot Hansen the Swedish team only had to let Olsbergs MSE pass.
After promising heats and a P2 finish in the second semifinal for Toomas „Topi“ Heikkinen (FIN) in the Polo RX, it all came down to the final race of the season which the Finn finished fifth. In the drivers’ championship, which the winner of the Argentinean round Petter Solberg (N) had already wrapped up before the final, Heikkinen secured second place with his result in San Luis, while his team-mate Anton Marklund (S) finished the season sixth overall.
The next FIA World Rallycross Championship season gets underway on 24 April 2015 with the world championship race in Montalegre, Portugal.
First place! Marklund takes the lead
in the team championship.
It was a great weekend for Marklund Motorsport, which saw them take the lead in the team championship at the penultimate event of this season’s FIA World Rallycross Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. At the same time, Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen successfully defended his second place in the drivers’ championship at the wheel of the Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar.
Heikkinen fought it out with the Swedish driver Timmy Hansen (Peugeot) in four thrilling heats. Heikkinen won the first heat but had to settle for tenth place in the second one, then went head to head with Hansen in the third heat, with the Swede winning narrowly. Heikkinen secured additional points in the fourth and final heat by finishing fourth, successfully confirming his second place in the overall championship standings. His team-mate Anton Marklund, who finished fourth in Istanbul, is currently sixth in the drivers’ championship.
With one event to go before the season ends, Petter Solberg (N) has already clinched the championship title and is leading the supercar category with 250 points, followed by Heikkinen on 200 points. Third place overall is currently held by Reinis Nittis (LR) with 182 points. The season finale will be held in San Luis, Argentina, on 28 and 29 November.
World championship title within reach for Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport.
Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport further improved its chances of winning the team championship in the tenth race of the FIA World Rallycross Championship on the Frianciacorta International Circuit in Italy. While Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen of Finland and his Swedish teammate Anton Marklund missed out on the final in their Polo RX Supercars, they did nonetheless pick up some valuable points.
With two events left to go this season, the Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport team is currently neck and neck with its Swedish rivals Ford Olsberg MSE on the leader board. Heikkinen is also in a strong second place in the drivers’ standings.
However, Petter Solberg (Citroën) now has an unassailable lead – the Norwegian finished third in Italy to win the rallycross championship before the end of the season. The Italian event was won by Timmy Hansen of Sweden. The eleventh of the world championship’s twelve events will take place in Istanbul on 11 and 12 October.
Toomas Heikkinen already in second place.
Toomas Heikkinen put money where his mouth is: “Third place is not what I aspire to” is what the Volkswagen driver said confidently in an interview ahead of the fourth from last event of the season. And at the end of the race on the Estering near Buxtehude, the Finn immediately moved up to second place overall.
This means that the Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport team and drivers still have the FIA World Rallycross Championship within their reach. Heikkinen finished in fifth place in his Polo RX Supercar at the weekend. The other two Volkswagen drivers, Anton Marklund and Ronny Wechselberger, were unlucky with the onset of rain and were already out of the running in the preliminary heats.
Heikkinen now only has Petter Solberg in front of him in the drivers’ championship. The former rally world champion from Norway scored his fourth win of the victory in Buxtehude, with a minuscule lead of five thousandths of a second over the two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekström of Sweden.
The Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport team is likewise second in the team standings and now trails Ford by just ten points. The tenth of the twelve events in the world championship calendar will take place in Italy next weekend.
Marklund Motorsport holds on to title chances.
Marklund Motorsport has held on to the title chances for Volkswagen in the eighth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the French town of Lohéac. In front of tens of thousands of spectators Toomas „Topi“ Heikkinen (FIN) and his Swedish team-mate Anton Marklund barely missed reaching the finals by placing fourth and fifth respectively in their semi-finals. Nevertheless they gathered important points for the championship in their Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar.
Heikkinen is third placed in the overall standings with 147 points and continues to have good perspectives in the race. The Norwegian Petter Solberg was able to strengthen his leadership position with his third win of the season and has a score of 185 points to his credit. In the team ranking Marklund Motorsport continues to place second. Next stop on the world championship calendar is on 20 and 21 September at the Estering at Buxtehude (D).
Marklund secures podium position in Canada.
The seventh event in the FIA World Rallycross Championship was an all-round success for the Marklund team and the fans.
There was a fantastic atmosphere with more than 30,000 spectators, top speeds of up to 190 km/h and, for Anton Marklund, a jump to the top spot in the team rankings. The trip to Trois-Rivières in Canada for the seventh event in the FIA World Rallycross Championship more than paid off for Anton Marklund and the Marklund Motorsport team: the Swede clinched second place in the final race and has therefore consolidated his fifth place overall.
His teammate Toomas Heikkinen (FIN) likewise made it into the final in Canada. The 23-year-old, who drives a Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar, finished in fifth place, which moves him up to second place in the championship. These successes have also boosted the Swedes’ fortunes in the team rankings, with Marklund Motorsport now in joint first place alongside the Olsberg team. The next World Rallycross Championship event will be held in Lohéac, France, on 6 and 7 September.
Heikkinen masterful in Mettet.
A top result for Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen and Marklund Motorsport: the Finn won the sixth event in the FIA Rallycross Championship in the Belgian town of Mettet. Heikkinen engaged in a tough fight with the overall leader Petter Solberg in the final. And when the Norwegian had to take his joker lap, Heikkinen seized the opportunity to overtake the WRC driver. It was a commanding performance, which considerably boosts Heikkinen’s overall ranking to third place. He now trails the front-runner Solberg by a mere eight points.
His teammate Anton Marklund of Sweden was very fast during the Belgium weekend too, and effortlessly secured a spot in Sunday’s final. However, Anton had a spot of bad luck at the start of the final when he stalled the engine of his 600 hp Polo RX Supercar. He was then unable to make good the time that he lost as a result of this incident, and ultimately had to make do with fifth place.
The final narrowly missed out.
Toomas Heikkinen (FIN) narrowly missed out on the final at the fifth event of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Höljes (S). The 23-year old took fourth place in the Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar in the semi-final; third position would have been enough for the Team Marklund Motorsport driver to qualify for the final race.
Team-mate Anton Marklund likewise missed out on reaching the semi-final by a very narrow margin. One victory, two second-place finishes and a breakdown in the heats was not enough to qualify for the final as one of the fastest six drivers. Heikkinen is still in fourth place on 88 points in the world championship standings and Marklund in fifth on 64 points.
Tanner pays a visit.
A speedy visitor from the Global Rallycross Championship series: Tanner Foust (USA), who is otherwise involved in the GRC in the US with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, got behind the wheel of the Polo RX Supercar belonging to the Swedish team Marklund to compete in the FIA WRX event in Kouvola, Finland – and promptly won the race. Foust pipped Andreas Bakkerud (N/Ford) to the post in the final on the approximately one-kilometre track in southern Finland, giving Marklund its first win of the season.
His teammate Anton Marklund (S) came second in the semi-final, behind Foust, and was the fifth to cross the finishing line in the final. The Swede therefore replicated his best result of the season so far. Meanwhile, Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen (FIN), the third Marklund driver to compete in Kouvola, failed to make it into the final. Nonetheless, Heikkinen is still the strongest driver overall in the Marklund Motorsport team, as he is ranked fourth overall with 74 points. Marklund and Foust are in fifth and eighth place, on 61 and 42 points respectively.
Vital points for Heikkinen and Marklund.
Global Rallycross champion Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) and team-mate Anton Marklund (S) narrowly missed out on the final featuring the best six drivers at the third event of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, but they did strengthen their positions in the overall classification. The two Marklund Motorsport drivers both finished fourth in their respective semi-final runs in Hell, Norway, where third place would have been enough for a place in the final. Two Volkswagen RX Supercars made it to the semi-finals for the third time in a row. The two drivers therefore picked up valuable points in the overall classification.
Overall leader is Latvian Reinis Nittis (72 points), who took victory in Hell. Petter Solberg (69 points) is second, Volkswagen driver Heikkinen lies in a promising third place on 60 points.
Toomas and Tanner in fourth and fifth place
in Lydden Hill – Anton misses the final.
Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen (FIN) and Tanner Foust (USA) finished the second race of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Lydden Hill with great results. In their Volkswagen Polo RX Supercars, the Marklund Motorsport drivers finished the final in fourth and fifth on the 1.4-kilometre course situated about 15 kilometres to the north-west of the British port of Dover. Victory went to Andreas Bakkerud (N, Ford). In the final, Foust was part of a spectacular duel with Petter Solberg (N, Citroën), winner of the opening race, that lasted six laps and that Foust went on to win.
Anton Marklund, who qualified for his first Supercar final at the previous round in Portugal, fought back from a car fire on Saturday morning to reach the second semi-final where he just missed out on a final slot after contact with Davy Jeanney left his car with a damaged front-left wheel.
The third race of the season will take place at Lånkebanen near Hell in Norway from 14 to 15 June.
Strong start for Marklund Motorsport in Portugal.
The Marklund Motorsport team, which is supported by Volkswagen Motorsport, has had a successful start in the 2014 FIA rallycross season. Both Anton Marklund and Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen made it into the Sunday final of the season opener in Montalegre, Portugal, and produced some impressive results: Heikkinen finished in fourth place, followed by Marklund in fifth. After the first rallycross event, Petter Solberg (Citroën) is ranked first overall, ahead of Reinis Nittis (Ford) in second place and Heikkinen in third. Anton Marklund is currently ranked sixth overall. In the team standings, Marklund Motorsport is placed second behind Ford Olsbergs MSE.
“It was a successful weekend for us, and I am very happy with being in third place overall,” said a delighted Heikkinen, who went on to add: “The new Polo RX Supercar has a great deal of potential. We weren’t quite able to keep pace with Petter Solberg, but I’m confident that there is a lot of room for improvement.” His teammate Anton Marklund’s summary was positive too: “The team did a great job in providing us with a very promising vehicle – there’s definitely a lot of potential in there.”
This was the first outing for the approximately 600 hp Polo RX Supercar. Team principal Jan Marklund was happy with the performance of his ‘rookies’: “It’s been a very positive result for us. Beforehand, we weren’t sure whether we would be able to keep up with the others in our entirely new car, but as the lap times show, we’re only a little way behind the leaders. Our aim for the first event of the season was to get both of our vehicles into the final and to pick up as many points as possible – and we were successful. We have some work to do before the next event in the UK, but I am very confident and am also more than satisfied with our two drivers’ achievements.”