From time trials to jumps and skids, off-road and on-road…the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX) is one of the world’s most spectacular motorsport disciplines! Led by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) since 2014, this competition is attracting growing audiences each year. As a team partner for Hansen (with TOTAL) and GCK (with ELF), Total is passionate about and committed to this championship.
Unique and thrilling competition
The WRX is not like any other motorsport championship. First of all, because its 10 events take place on closed circuits around 1km long, scattered with jumps, on mixed tracks: around 60% off-road and 40% on-road.
The WRX has two key features that make it even more fascinating and unique. The first is the “Joker Lap”: an extra portion that extends the track and must be taken once by each driver during each race…The challenge is to choose the best time to do it! The second is the “spotter”: like a co-pilot, except they are not in the car, but trackside. Spotters can see the whole race and their role is to assist drivers with their strategic choices.
Total, a player in the WRX
In 2020, Total and its brands are working alongside the Hansen (TOTAL) and GCK (ELF) teams, enabling them to benefit from our technical know-how and our extensive range of innovative high-performance lubricants.
The GCK team is clearly targeting the title this year with its talented drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Liam Doran. Their Renault Mégane RSRX are benefiting from ELF lubricants: ELF HTX 860 for their engine and ELF HTX 755 for their gearbox, as well as ELF HTX 320 brake fluid and ELF HTX Coolant CI for their coolant fluid.
These products played a decisive role in Timmy Hansen’s final victory in the drivers’ world championship last year. The Hansen team is hoping to do at least as well as in 2019 and to clinch a second FIA World RX title in a row.