Thomas Bryntesson remains fully focused on the defence of his RallyX Nordic title as he prepares to go into battle with his rivals ahead of the second-half of the season.
The reigning champion got the defence of his RallyX Nordic title off to a superb start with a dominant performance in round one at Holjes, the JC Raceteknik driver bouncing back from a sizeable crash during the qualifying heats to dominate in the final.
However, the youngster has endured a tougher time of late after luck deserted him in Arvika when a puncture consigned him to fourth at the chequered flag having led initially, before a suspension failure on his Ford Fiesta in the semi-finals at Grenland brought his weekend to an unexpected early end.
Despite the disappointing conclusions, Bryntesson’s speed has never been in doubt and his strong points hauls keep him well in the title hunt, only four points behind main rival Oliver Solberg.
For this reason, Bryntesson says he is pleased with his RallyX Nordic season to date, suggesting the results don’t quite reflect the pace he otherwise has.
“All in all it’s been a really good season in RallyX Nordic so far. My highlight was undoubtedly the opening round in Holjes We had really good speed the entire weekend and scored many points for the championship.
“The car also felt good in Arvika and Grenland until I got some problem in the final and semi-final. The speed is definitely there though.”
With three rounds of the season to go – Nysum (Denmark), Kouvola (Finland) and Tierp (Sweden), Bryntesson is confident he can get back to winning ways and take the fight to the in-form Solberg.
“I hope that I can score a lot of points in the remaining races, so I can fight for the win in the championship.”