Kevin Eriksson back on top

Race 2 of RallyX 2023, held this Sunday on the Nysum circuit, was once again extremely intense. An opportunity that Kevin Eriksson seized to win in the Supercar class as well as to take the lead in the overall classification.

Third on Saturday at the end of race 1, Kevin Eriksson proved that the OMSE Honda Civic still has a lot to offer. Winner of the Q2 on Sunday morning, Kevin Eriksson even took the lead in the intermediate classification before Johan Kristoffersson took advantage of the Q3 to regain the first place.

With the best start in the final, Kevin Eriksson managed to defend his position until the chequered flag, ahead of Peter Hedstrom and Yury Belevskiy. A victory that Kevin Eriksson had not had the opportunity to taste in RallyX since 2019 and the last stage of the championship contested on the Tierp circuit.

One thing is for sure, this Supercar final was more than agitated. Although Johan Kristoffersson tried to do well, a puncture at the exit of the first corner quickly forced the five-time world champion to retire.

For Andreas Bakkerud, this Sunday ended in a strange way. With the second fastest lap in race 2, only 0.078s off the mark set by Peter Hedstrom in the semi-final, the Norwegian tried everything he could to beat Kevin Eriksson in the very last moments of the final.

Unfortunately, a late braking at the entrance of the asphalt portion of the Nysum track sent the 2019 world vice-champion into a spin. An opportunity that Peter Hedstrom and Yury Belevskiy would not let pass to join Kevin Eriksson on the podium of this race 2 in Nysum.

Leader of the championship at the end of Race 1, Peter Hedstrom slipped to third place in the overall standings, respectively 4 and 6 points behind Johan Kristoffersson and Kevin Eriksson.