FIVE REASONS WHY WE CAN'T WAIT FOR HOLJES
Thursday 28th of June 2018
Fan favourite Holjes in Sweden hosts Round 6 of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship and we can't wait to get going with the action on and off the track. Here's why it is an event you just can't miss!
It’s a Magic Weekend
The village of Holjes is usually home to around 160 people, apart from the one weekend a year that the FIA World Rallycross Championship is in town, or errr, village, when over 40,000 fans head to the Swedish forests for what they refer to as ‘The Magic Weekend’. If the on-track action of World RX at one of the oldest circuits on the calendar with the biggest jump of the year wasn’t enough, the parties around the circuit continue long into the night.
A Championship Twist
Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson may have won four of the first five rounds of World RX 2018, but that could be about to change this weekend, even though he won his home race last season. Rumours are that Team Peugeot Total will introduce a new car for Holjes. If they do, could that be enough to give France’s Sebastien Loeb his second win of the season, or Sweden’s Timmy Hansen his first home win?
Timo’s back! After his first rallycross start of the season at the first ever round of ARX (Americas Rallycross) as part of Speedmachine at Silverstone, Timo Scheider will re-join the ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport team for his first World RX race since South Africa 2017. The team’s Seat Ibiza was fast at Speedmachine and as a wildcard driver Timo doesn’t have Championship points to worry about this weekend.
The Battle of the Audis
EKS Audi Sport is the only team on the grid with two drivers that have won at Holjes in World RX – Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom and Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud. The team’s new driver Bakkerud is fourth, four points ahead of Ekstrom before the halfway mark of the season, but a first win of the year for either driver could see that gap change.
Record RX2 entry
The FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar, FIA European Rallycross Championship for TouringCar and the RX2 international Series all have capacity entry lists for the World RX of Sweden, but for the first time ever RX2 has 30 drivers ready to fight it out on track. Sweden’s Oliver Eriksson leads the RX2 Drivers’ Championship from Norway’s Sondre Evjen and Russia’s Vasiliy Gryazin.
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