Sun 07 Jul 2024

Kristoffersson dominates heats on day two at Höljes

Johan Kristoffersson might have been forced to dig deep to add another win to his tally on the opening day of the ‘Magic Weekend’ yesterday, but in today’s heats (7 July), the Swede has been unstoppable in very different conditions at Höljes.

Always at home in inclement weather, on a sodden track surface in heat one, Kristoffersson piloted his sustainably-fuelled Volkswagen Polo KMS 601 RX to victory by the margin of more than ten seconds – an eternity in rallycross terms.

The KMS - HORSE Powertrain star – chasing an extraordinary seventh career crown at the pinnacle of the sport this season – overcame a slow start to double up in heat two, earning him maximum championship points and meaning he will begin the first semi-final at 14:00 CEST from pole position.

Last year’s championship runner-up Kevin Hansen (Hansen World RX Team) and FIA World Rallycross Championship debutant Sondre Evjen (Kristoffersson Motorsport) were the other two winners from the heats in their electric cars, as honours once again proved to be even in World RX’s new ‘Battle of Technologies’.

Niclas Grönholm – the quickest driver in Saturday’s heats – sits second in the intermediate standings for CE Dealer Team ahead of the impressive Evjen and Kevin Hansen.

Defending champion Nils Andersson is Top Qualifier in RX2e, with last year’s ‘Magic Weekend’ winner Patrick O’Donovan maintaining his advantage in Euro RX1 and João Ribeiro narrowly pipping fellow Audi driver Nils Volland to prime position in Euro RX3.

Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM