RX LITES REVIEW FROM CANADA
Wednesday 12th of August 2015
Sweden’s Oliver Eriksson, younger brother of reigning RX Lites champion Kevin, won the standalone RX Lites Intercontinental Cup at Trois-Rivieres, where drivers from six different countries took part.
The 17-year old Swede repeated his 2014 pole position at the circuit with a pair of fastest times in the heats, but unlike last season, he controlled the final from the front to claim victory. “It’s incredible to win in Canada,” said Eriksson. “It felt great on the first day, but then I lost my speed a bit on the second day in the last heats, the others caught up a bit. I found it again for the finals, and made some really good starts. I’m really pleased.”
Reigning French Super1600 champion Cyril Raymond, who won a round of the French Rallycross Championship in a Supercar earlier this season, had a difficult learning weekend in the RX Lites category but managed to qualify for the front row of the final and finished second, despite a broken rear damper in the last laps.
Canada’s Andrew Ranger drove an RX Lites car for the very first time on Friday morning and was quick all weekend. He set two fastest heat times on Saturday and finished behind Raymond in his semi-final and final to earn a home podium, much to the fans delight. Norway’s Joachim Hvaal made it into the final after a huge effort from his team to repair the car from damage sustained in the semi-final and finished fourth, ahead of Columbian Alejandro Fernandez and successful IndyCar driver, Alex Tagliani.
The next round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Norway [August 21-23] will feature the fourth points scoring round of the RX Lites Cup and the final round of the Euro RX TouringCar Championship.
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