Hallman reflects on victory on rallycross debut

It was a dream start to Tommi Hallman’s rallycross career taking victory at the first time of asking in Sweden, round two was not as positive for the Finn after a poor start saw him finish last on the road in the final. Hallman soon bounced back chasing compatriot Tuominen to the flag in Denmark bringing himself back into contention for the title fight.

“I’m quite happy with my season so far, it has been a pleasure to compete in RallyX Nordic with RX Acadamy. The race weekends are very well organised and the atmosphere is great.

“My highlight for sure was race one in Höljes, to be able to win my first ever rallycross event was really amazing! The track there is such a legendary one and very difficult as well, I think my rallying background helped me because of the many elevation and grip changes. Race two in Höljes wasn’t so successful, I had a lot of traffic in the heats and the start in the final was a disaster, 6th place was not a good result but I learned a lot from that day.

“In Denmark, the track was quite unique and I liked it a lot. My speed was good and consistent from the free practice which I’m happy about, the racing between me and Tuominen was very close through the whole event but he was a little bit faster in the final.

“Now it has been a long break from racing and I’m really looking forward to sitting back behind the wheel in Latvia. I have done physical training, driving with the simulator and even competing in one folkracing event to be as ready as possible for Bikernieki.”

The RX Academy championship battle is already hotting up with the top three in the standings separated by four points, Hallman currently sits in the middle of the trio on 76 points, one behind leader Marko Muru and two ahead of Tuominen.