BACIUSKA TAKES TQ AFTER DAY ONE AT LOHEAC
Saturday 31st of August 2019
GC Kompetition’s Rokas Baciuska took the quickest time in Q2 at the Bretagne World RX of France, round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship to move into TQ (top qualifier) position.
Lithuania’s Baciuska made a bold first corner move work in Q2 Race 1 to climb positions, before he won the race to take the quickest time and move into TQ, the first ever for GCK at the home event for the French team.
ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport’s Timo Scheider took the hole shot in Q2 Race 1, with the fastest cars from Q1 going first, by making an incredible start. The German was P2 in the session and P3 at the end of day 1. Monster Energy RX Cartel’s Andreas Bakkerud and Liam Doran both won their races in Q2 and were P3 and P4, with GRX Taneco team mates, Finland’s Niclas Gronholm and Q1 winner Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen P5 and P6.
“Finally my day has arrived, because I had a problem in Canada and unlucky days. Finally it’s here because I like this track, it’s more a circuit track, the gravel is not like in Canada. From karting I know how to drive,” Baciuska said.
“Actually I didn’t expect it to be like this, from the outside of the grid it’s difficult to be P1 but the start in Q2 was a mess, it was tight, maybe Heikkinen had a little bit of touch, but you know it’s rallycross and it can happen like that. I had good pace and finally I was P1. It’s special for Guerlain (Chicherit) – the team has never been P1 like this. Really thankyou to the team for giving me this car which I can drive fast.”
France’s Cyril Raymond retired from Q2 with broken left front suspension and Great Britain’s Oliver Bennett spun at out turn one after contact while trying to overtake the pack from P5 on the grid.
Sweden’s Oliver Eriksson and Norway’s Ben-Philip Gundersen took Q2 and Q3 in the RX2 International series, France’s Jean-Baptiste Dubourg was quickest in Euro RX Supercar.
Find full Loheac RX results here.
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