The RallyX Nordic flag flew high during the latest round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship at Holjes, with several of this year’s contenders picking up silverware on the international stage.
Thomas Bryntesson (JC Raceteknik) and Lukas Walfridson (Helmia Motorsport) led the highlights with a superb run to second and third respectively in the Euro RX Supercar class.
A first Euro RX podium of the season for the pair, the performance comes little more than two months on from Bryntesson and Walfridson finishing 1-2 at Holjes for the 2018 RallyX Nordic season opener in their respective Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio machines.
Meanwhile, Peter Hedstrom maintained his title aspirations by making his third final appearance in three rounds driving the Hedstroms Motorsport Volkswagen Polo. Though the Swedish driver hasn’t endured the best of luck on the domestic stage this season, the Swede is RallyX Nordic’s leading Euro RX competitor in fourth overall.
In all, three of the six finalists in Holjes hail from RallyX Nordic, while Mats Ohman and Ola Froshaug bolstered the series’ representation by reaching the semi-finals too.
In RX2, Guillaume De Ridder mirrored his RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites success with a similarly commanding victory for Olsbergs MSE. The Belgian was joined on the podium by a familiar rival in Simon Olofsson, while Oliver Eriksson – a RallyX Nordic Supercar title contender – consolidated his overall RX2 lead with a run to fourth.
“You need only glance at the results from Holjes to see just how much of an influence our leading RallyX Nordic competitors have on a global stage,” commented Series Manager, Ian Davies. “A huge congratulations to Thomas Bryntesson and Lukas Walfridson, who mirrored their RallyX Nordic success at Holjes by scoring big points towards their Euro RX campaigns, and also Peter whose consistency is keeping him well in the hunt for the title. Special mention to RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites leader Guillaume De Ridder for winning RX2 as well. Their success yet again shows RallyX Nordic’s is being a tremendous platform for their abilities to flourish against some of the world’s best.”