After having made a strong impression in Nysum during the opening round of the RallyX with two victories in a row, the 15 year old Swede managed to prove in Tierp that his performance in Denmark was not a mere coincidence.
The leader of the Supercar Lites championship was not able to rely on an easy start on the technical track of the Tierp Arena, but the JC Raceteknik driver was able to rectify the situation in race 2 by scoring his third success of the 2023 season in four races.
Fast during race 1, Lukas Andersson had however alternated between highs and lows. Able to set the fastest absolute time in Q2, the Swede then had to settle for tenth in Q3 before seeing his hopes go up in smoke at the first turn of the final.
“When we started on Friday I didn’t know the track at all which was very hard, it’s a very technical track and it took some time to learn it” explains Lucas.
“Once I got on top of it I found good pace and in Q2 on Saturday we showed that by taking the best time. Unfortunately, I got put into the wall in the final and it was over”
On Sunday, the dynamic was quite different for Lukas Andersson. Able to set the best time twice in qualifying, the Swede brought his total to five victories in 12 qualifying rounds contested since Nysum.
Winner of the intermediate classification for the second time this year, Andersson took advantage of his pole position to take his third victory in the Supercar Lites category. However, the JC Raceteknik driver did not have an easy time of it during the final race.
Pushed to the limit by the experienced Martin Enlund, Lukas Andersson nevertheless managed to resist his opponent’s assaults thanks to a brilliant save at the exit of the joker lap to take a new success.
“Sunday was a new day with new hopes, we had good pace from warm up and we kept that going all day. I pushed myself as hard as I could. It paid off in the end, getting to the front for the final. I took the start and I drove as fast as I could. Out of joker, my spotter, which is my brother Isak, told me to keep to the inside to defend the place – it was tight but we did it. It’s been a really fun weekend and I’m really happy.”
Indeed, if Lukas Andersson had been forced to give up his championship leadership to Simon Olofsson after race 1, it is now with a three points advantage on his first pursuer that the JC Raceteknik driver will appear in Kouvola on May 27 and 28 for the third stage of the 2023 season.