KRISTOFFERSSON TAKES TQ IN FRANCE
FIA World Rallycross Championship leader Johan Kristoffersson set the quickest time on a dry track in Q4 at the World RX of France in Loheac to take TQ (top qualifier) position in the Intermediate Classification for the fifth time in a row.
Kristoffersson made a perfect start in Q4 race five to win the race and take the quickest time from winner of race four, his PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team mate Petter Solberg and Team Peugeot Total drivers Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen. EKS Audi Sport’s Andreas Bakkerud moved up to second in the Intermediate Classification and will start on pole position for semi-final two this afternoon, as EKS’ Mattias Ekstrom will join Kristoffersson on the front row of semi-final one.
It will be an all-Norwegian front-row in semi-final two where Bakkerud will line up next to Solberg, with GC Kompetition’s Liam Doran and GRX Taneco’s Timur Timerzyanov on row two. Olsbergs MSE’s Kevin Eriksson and Team Peugeot Total’s Sebastien Loeb will complete the semi-final two grid, Loeb winning Q4 race two by passing MJP Racing Team Austria’s Andrew Jordan to secure a place in the semi-finals.
Loeb’s Team Peugeot Total team mates Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen will share row two of semi-final one with GRX’s Niclas Gronholm and GCK’s Guerlain Chicherit on row three. Team STARD’s Janis Baumanis will be first reserve for the semi-finals this afternoon, he qualified 13th in the Intermediate Classification with 14th time in Q3.
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