World RX Of Hong Kong Preview

November 9, 2023Joe Moore
World RX

The 2023 World RX season continues this weekend with the World RX Of Hong Kong. Find out all you need to know below.

Championship Standings 

Johan Kristoffersson retained the championship lead after the World RX Of South Africa. Despite only winning one round of the double header. Kevin Hansen moved up to second from third after the event. Hansen now sits 36 points back from Kristoffersson. Timo Scheider also moved up in the championship standings. Moving up to third, 3 points behind Hansen. Niclas Grönholm dropped from second to fourth last time out. Now sitting 5 points behind Scheider. 2019 champion Timmy Hansen rounds out the championship top five heading into the final two rounds of the season. With Timmy Hansen sitting 4 seconds behind Grönholm. 

The Season Finale

The World RX Of Hong Kong will wrap up the 2023 World RX season. The 2023 championship still has yet to be won. Johan Kristoffersson is the favorite to win his sixth championship this weekend. However, anything can happen. All it would take is one unfavorable result from Kristoffersson for Kevin Hansen to have a strong chance at his first. With all drivers once again piloting the ZERIOD X1, there is little room for error. As generally there’s only a couple tenths of a second to gain on opposing drivers. 

Another Double Header 

Due to the three missed rounds for the RX1e class drivers, the World RX Of Hong Kong has been made a double header. As a result of the schedule change, the event will use a different format than normal weekends. As instead of four heat races there will only be three and they will all take place on the same day. Everything else stays the same, it’s just all in one 6 or 7-hour long day. There will also be support classes racing during the time the RX2e cars are recharging for the next round of racing.