After two races without a single victory to his credit, Johan Kristoffersson put the RallyX hierarchy back in order by winning the race 1 over Ole-Christian Veiby and Kevin Eriksson. The same thing happened in the Supercar Lites where Simon Olofsson managed to take his first success of the season.
Johan Kristoffersson was untouchable on Saturday with three consecutive wins in qualifying, but had to resist the assault of his teammate Ole-Christian Veiby in the final. An initiative that was perfectly controlled by the five-time world rallycross champion, since it was as a winner that Kristoffersson crossed the checkered flag.
This success allows Kristoffersson to reclaim the control of the championship at the expense of Kevin Eriksson who gives up his position as a leader for six points.
Fourth in the final, Yury Belevskiy climbed to third place in the overall standings, but remains 11 points behind Kevin Eriksson.
Supercar Pro AM: Vranckx strikes again
The Estonian Supercar champion was never able to capitalize on his pole position at the start of the final. Hit by the Ford Fiesta of Stefan Kristensson, Maiko Tamm quickly lost his advantage and ended up at the back of the pack.
Leader of the Pro Am final, Stefan Kristensson was overtaken by Viktor Vranckx at the beginning of the last lap before being forced to retire.
This allowed Viktor Vranckx to secure a third consecutive victory and to consolidate his position as leader in the Pro Am category.
Supercar Lites: Simon Olofsson takes the lead
Although Simon Olofsson was on his way to victory in Race 1 in Nysum two weeks ago, he took his revenge on Saturday in Tierp by claiming his first win of the season ahead of Martin Enlund and Casper Jansson.
Overall winner of the intermediate classification with three Top 3 finishes to his credit, Simon Olofsson maintained his domination intact to score the maximum mark of 30 units. This performance allowed him to take over the lead in the overall standings from Lukas Andersson, while Martin Enlund retained his third place on the provisional championship podium.
Third in the intermediate classification, Lukas Andersson did not make it past the first corner in the final. For his part, Isak Sjokvist was forced to retire in the semi-final.
In the Open 2WD class, 2022 champion Viktor Johansson won for the second time this season, ahead of Bjorn Stuhre and Derek Tohill. Bad news for Simon Tiger, however. An engine failure in Q3 meant that the championship leader was unable to defend his chances in the final.
CrossCar: Robin Grana impresses in Tierp
Only 18th in the overall standings after the first stage in Nysum, Robin Grana became the third different driver to claim the top step of the podium in the CrossCar category.
Only driver to be able to achieve three Top 5 in qualifying, Robin Grana did not fail during the final stages. Winner of the intermediate classification, he won the final ahead of Sebastian Heum and Martin Juga who respectively signed their first podium of the season.
Despite a return from 18th to fifth place in the intermediate ranking between Q2 and Q3, Elias Svensson suffered a collision in turn 1. The leader of the overall standings, Thomas Eek Murstad, was also forced to retire.
Disappointment for Sebastian Enholm on the other hand. Only driver with Algot Hammarqvist to have reached the final twice in Nysum, Enholm did not manage to make it three. Fourth in qualifying, the Speedcar driver failed to real final. The same punishment applies to the winner of race 2 in Nysum, Riku Huuhka. Sixth in the intermediate classification on Saturday with a Top 3 finish to his credit, the Finn saw his road stop in semi-final.
In the championship overall, Murstad and Enholm share the first place but the Scandinavian pair has only 3 and 7 points ahead of their nearest competitors Riku Huuhka and Alexander Heum.
CrossCar Junior: Two in a row for Uitto
Unstoppable throughout the first day of racing, despite a Q3 win for Norway’s Olliver Sollie, Mikael Uitto added a second consecutive win to his record in the first race of the weekend in Tierp. Lauri Halonen and Joonatan Ylilammi, who finished second and third respectively in the final, took their third consecutive podium of the year.
Before the upcoming race 2 on Sunday, Uitto logically takes a strong advantage in the championship standings with a 13-point gap over Halonen and Ylilammi who now share second place