LOHEAC PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR LINNEMANN
Denmark’s Ulrik Linnemann claimed victory in his home round of RallyX Nordic at Nysum last weekend as he prepares to take part in the French round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship at Loheac in his Volkswagen Polo Supercar.
The multiple Euro RX Super1600 race winner, who finished fifth in Catalunya-Barcelona and Belgiom in Euro RX Supercar this season, overcame gearbox problems that ruined his chances in qualifying to make it into the semi-finals, where he secured a third row start for the final. In wet conditions, Linnemann made the best start to initially lead the final, but in a dramatic race where Oliver Solberg, Thomas Bryntesson and Oliver Eriksson also fought for victory, Linnemann finished second, but was promoted to victory when Eriksson was given a penalty for hitting a course marker.
Eklund Motorsport’s Euro RX driver Philip Gehrman was third in his Volkswagen Beetle. “I can’t describe just how happy I am! My gearbox broke in Q1 and we only just fixed it in time for the semi-finals so to win the final is amazing. I am happy I know this track very well because it helped me a lot, especially in the rain,” said Linnemann. “The main target was to get into the final and to try and get the podium, so with the win... I just cannot describe it. I am going to celebrate with my family and the team, that was such a great job from them today.”
2017 Euro RX Supercar runner-up Thomas Bryntesson shares the lead of the points with Solberg, son of PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Petter Solberg. RX2 International Series drivers locked out the Supercar Lites podium in Denmark, racing the same single-make specification cars used in RX2. Norway’s Sondre Evjen and Ben-Philip Gundersen finished first and second, with Sweden’s Simon Olofsson third.
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