World Rallycross Championship: Kristoffersson's clean sweep at Hell
Johan Kristoffersson performed perfectly at Norway’s World RX round, at Lankebanen in Hell, winning all qualifying heats, semifinal and final for his fourth victory this season. It’s the only second time in World Rallycross Championship’s history that some driver won all six races during the event.
The defending world champion in the #1 Volkswagen Polo R of PSRX Volkswagen Sweden defeated two former world champions on a way to his second victory at Hell. Mattias Ekstrom (EKS Audi Sport) and Petter Solberg (PSRX Volkswagen Sweden) completed a podium.
Other finalists were Kevin Hansen (4th), Timmy Hansen (5th) and Andreas Bakkerud (6th). Twenty-three Supercar drivers participated in Norway’s round. One of them was former F1 driver Alex Wurz in his rallycross debut with Max Pucher’s MJP Racing Team Austria.
After four wins in five events, Kristoffersson is in a comfortable lead with 135 points, 31 points more than second-placed Sebastien Loeb, who was seventh today.
Behind Loeb, four drivers are separated by eight points – Solberg (102), Bakkerud (101), Ekstrom (97) and T. Hansen (94). Among teams, PSRX Volkswagen Sweden leads with 185 points. EKS Audi Sport (163 points) and Team Peugeot Total (162 points) are fighting for the second place.
The next World RX round is scheduled for June 30-July 1 at Höljesbanan in Sweden.