Larsson breaks ice racing duck with mature Norwegian run

Robin Larsson has made it three different winners in as many weekends as RallyX on Ice sped across the border from Sweden into Norway today (25 February), with the Swede keeping his cool in plunging temperatures to reach the top step of the rostrum at Ål.
The former FIA European Rallycross Champion was a consistent threat all day behind the wheel of his Olsbergs MSE-run, Larsson Jernberg Motorsport car, winning one of his three qualifying races and finishing second in the others. The runner-up spot in his semi-final then earned the Swede fourth on the grid for the all-important final. When early pace-setters Sondre Evjen and Oliver Eriksson erred, he was poised to pounce – and pounce he did.

“I’ve been driving rallycross for many years, but the ice element is new to me and it’s kind of like going back to basics,” Larsson reflected. “I’m learning so much with every race and getting better all the time, and after a rough run in the opening two rounds, it’s great to come away with my first win.”

Eriksson recovered from his error to salvage second place – maintaining his perfect podium record thus far, as well as his advantage in the points standings – with older brother Kevin Eriksson making it an OMSE clean sweep by joining him on the rostrum in third following a solid run.

Alexander Westlund finished fourth, ahead of pole-sitter Evjen. Pelle Wilén was the only non-finisher.

Full report to follow…

Supercar Lites Final

1. Robin LARSSON
2. Oliver ERIKSSON
4. Alexander WESTLUND
5. Sondre EVJEN
6. Pelle WILÉN

RX Academy on Ice Final

1. Jesse KALLIO
2. Joni WIMAN
3. Sami-Matti TROGEN
4. Firmin CADDEDU

Speedcar Xtreme Final

1. Finn Erik LØBERG
2. Timmy HANSEN
3. Kevin HANSEN
6. Aleksander WIIK

2018 RallyX on Ice Calendar

February 3           Östersund, Sweden
February 10         Höljes, Sweden
February 25         Ål, Norway
March 3               Gol, Norway