Sun 20 Aug 2023

‘Mr. Consistent’ clinches crown in RX2e

There is no question that Nils Andersson has been the FIA RX2e Championship’s ‘Mr. Consistent’ over the past two seasons. Today, that consistency paid off richly, as the Team E ace clinched the coveted crown at Germany’s Estering.

There is no question that Nils Andersson has been the FIA RX2e Championship’s ‘Mr. Consistent’ over the past two seasons. Today (20 August), that consistency paid off richly, as the Team E ace clinched the coveted crown at Germany’s Estering.


Championship leader heading into the weekend, Andersson was in the mix throughout, placing third in the intermediate classification after the heats. From there, the Swede followed Tommi Hallman all the way to the chequered flag in both the semi-final and the all-important final, in the knowledge that second place – with title rival Isak Sjökvist behind him – was sufficient to get the job done.


“Finishing on top when everyone has the same tools is great,” Andersson enthused. “The biggest key to our success this year was that I had a really fast team-mate in Mikaela [Åhlin-Kottulinsky], meaning we could work together on finding the details and making the car quick. This title belongs to Kristoffersson Motorsport as well, because they are such a big part of it. Hopefully I can come back to defend it next year.”

Hallman’s victory maintained his perfect record in the single-make FIA World Rallycross Championship feeder series – after triumphing on his debut at Lydden Hill last month – while Sjökvist rounded out the rostrum in third for Hansen Motorsport junior outfit #YellowSquad to secure the runner-up spot in the standings for the second consecutive campaign.


Åhlin-Kottulinsky – similarly in title contention entering the event – saw her bid for glory end at the semi-final stage, when contact broke her car’s steering.


World RX duo Niclas Grönholm and Klara Andersson completed the final finishers for CE Dealer Team by Volvo Construction Equipment in fourth and fifth positions respectively. Filip Thorén was not classified after rolling on the exit of Turn One.

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