Monday | 23 Aug 2021

Flying Finn Kallio soars to top step of podium in Sweden

If Saturday was the Fraser McConnell show, then Sunday was all about Jesse Kallio in the second round of the FIA RX2e Championship, as he produced a peerless performance to claim his maiden victory in the all-electric single-make series.

If Saturday was the Fraser McConnell show, then Sunday was all about Jesse Kallio in the second round of the FIA RX2e Championship, as he produced a peerless performance to claim his maiden victory in the all-electric single-make series.

McConnell looked to be on-course for glory as he dominated Q1 and Q2, but 24 hours later, Kallio well and truly turned up the wick. The pair lined up alongside one another on the front row of the grid for the final, with the Jamaican on pole, but it was the Finn who made the better start to seize the initiative, and from that point on, he was never headed.

McConnell took the chequered flag second, with the result meaning there are now just two points covering the leading three drivers in the championship chase. Catalunya winner Guillaume De Ridder was unable to replicate quite the same pace in Sweden and picked up a puncture in the final, but fourth place nonetheless keeps the Belgian at the top of the table, a single point ahead of Kallio, with McConnell a further point in arrears in third.

On his RX2e bow, Isak Sjökvist turned heads with a strong run to the podium, while fellow newcomer Isak Reiersen and British teenager Patrick O’Donovan also caught the eye.

Full results can be found here