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SOLBERG AND EKSTROM CLINCH DRAMATIC SEMI-FINAL WINS

Petter Solberg and Mattias Ekstrom hold the advantage heading into the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona final after clinching important wins in two action-packed semi-finals at a sun-drenched Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. 

Solberg notched up his third race win of the weekend with a comprehensive victory in semi-final one, the Norwegian getting the jump at turn one and pulling away for a three second win over Johan Kristoffersson, who prevailed in a tight battle over Andreas Bakkerud, with all three progressing to the final.

They will be joined by Ekstrom, Sebastien Loeb and Niclas Gronholm after the trio benefited from a dramatic retirement for Timmy Hansen, who slowed with technical issues whilst leading.

Loeb originally missed the cut for the semi-final having been classified 13th after the qualifying races but would be called upon as first reserve when Kevin Hansen withdrew.

View all results and classification ahead of the final for the World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona HERE

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