SCHEIDER TOP QUALIFIER IN BARCELONA
Sunday 2nd of April 2017
Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud set the fastest time in Q4 at the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Barcelona to secure a front-row start in the semi-finals this afternoon, as Germany’s Timo Scheider finished as Top Qualifier at the Intermediate Classification and will start on pole positon in semi-final one
Bakkerud will join reigning World RX Champion Mattias Ekstrom on the front row of the grid in semi-final two, as Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson has claimed the first ever front-row semi-final start for the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team.
Double Champion Petter Solberg set the second fastest time in Q4 after a close race with countryman Bakkerud and will line up on the second row in semi-final one next to Finland’s Topi Heikkinen. All three of the EKS Audi S1 RX quattros have made it into the semi-finals, Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss will start in semi-final two.
In Team Peugeot-Hansen, two of the squad’s three Peugeot 208 WRX drivers will start in the semi-finals, Sweden’s Timmy Hansen on the second row of semi-final two and reigning FIA European Rallycross Champion Kevin Hansen on the third row of semi-final one. France’s Sebastien Loeb won his race in Q4 but didn’t make it into the top 12.
Britain’s Guy Wilks and France’s Jean-Baptiste Dubourg will both start in semi-final two, on rows two and three respectively.
In the FIA European Rallycross Championship, Sweden’s Anton Marklund and Robin Larsson will share the front row of the grid in semi-final one as Norway’s Thomas Bryntesson and Alexander Hvaal will start on the front row of semi-final two.
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