LOEB WINS Q1 IN SWEDEN
France’s Sebastien Loeb was quickest in Q1 at the World RX of Sweden, round seven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.
The Team Peugeot-Hansen driver claimed the hole shot to the first corner in race four and led for all four laps to set the quickest time. “Everything went perfectly,” he said. “I made a good start and the car had a good balance. I had a clear run to win, it’s a promising start.” World RX Championship leader Johan Kristoffersson was second quickest, the Swede passing OlsbergsMSE’s Oliver Eriksson for the lead after being forced wide into the gravel trap on the outside of turn one.
Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud and Petter Solberg battled throughout the first race of the weekend. Bakkered made the best start and claimed the hole shot, Solberg took his joker on lap two but Bakkerud took his joker on lap three and maintained track position. Bakkerud was third and Solberg fourth. Finland’s Niclas Gronholm passed countryman Topi Heikkinen for the lead of race five and was fifth fastest. America’s Ken Block was sixth.
In Q1 in the FIA World Rallycross Championship for Supercar, Norway’s Thomas Bryntesson was quickest, Sweden’s Peter Hedstrom was second and Sweden’s Anton Marklund was third. After Q3 in the RX2 International Series, France’s Cyril Raymond holds the TQ (top qualifier) position. Russia’s Timur Shigaboutdoniv is top qualifier in the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Super1600 after Q4.
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