The biggest supercar lineup of the season will be in Germany at the Red Kiwi World RX of Germany on September 20-21. This weekend will feature 41 cars from 11 different marques and 17 nationalities in the Supercar, TouringCar, and Super1600 fields.
Round nine of this year’s World RX, Germany RX is staged at the Estering circuit in Buxtehude: approximately 25 miles south-west of Hamburg. Buxtehude has a population of around 40,000 people and is the second-largest town in the district of Stade. The Estering circuit itself is the shortest of the season at 952 metres in length but with top speeds of up to 150mph, the back straight makes Germany RX one of the fastest events this year. Estering is also the fourth and penultimate round of this year’s FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX), of which there are a total of 26 Supercar entries. See how a Supercar for this rally is built in this awesome video.
On the back of two consecutive World RX wins, Championship leader Petter Solberg is eager to extend his advantage but admitted the difficult nature of Estering could prove troublesome. “Estering is a tricky circuit,” confirmed Solberg, who drives a Citroen DS3 Supercar for PSRX. “There are two key things to getting a good race here. The first is to get through the first corner safely. I remember from racing here before, there was a lot of action in that first corner. The second big thing is to pick the right time for the joker lap and then get it absolutely right. I think the joker is more important here than at most circuits.”