RallyX stars impress in Höljes

One week after the Älvsbyn event, the stars of the RallyX championship were out in force in Höljes in the three support races organised alongside the World RX and Euro RX series.

In Supercar Lites, Casper Jansson made the most of his visit to Värmland to take his first win of the season on European soil.

After setting two fastest times in three qualifying heats, the Team OMSE driver paid a heavy price for his fifth fastest time in Q3, which allowed Simon Olofsson to steal the lead in the intermediate standings by a single point, with Tobias Daarbak and Lukas Andersson completing the top four ahead of the experienced Mats Oskarsson.

In the final, however, Casper Jansson reversed the trend and crossed the finish line more than three seconds ahead of Simon Olofsson and Tobias Daarbak, while current RallyX championship leader Lukas Andersson had to settle for fourth place.


In a CrossCar category featuring no less than 21 drivers, the 2023 RallyX champion, aka Sebastian Enholm, proved that he had lost none of his speed by winning the intermediate classification thanks to a second fastest time in Q1, followed by two fastest times in Q2 and Q3.

This was enough for Enholm to take the lead from Thomas Eek Murstad and Erik Nilsson at the end of qualifying, while Jimmie Österberg and Rasmus Persson finished in the top 5 ahead of Eirik Steinsholt, Kalle Gothesson and Jens Hvaal, who, after withdrawing from the Euro RX1 with JC Raceteknik, decided to concentrate on CrossCar racing.

In the final, Sebastian Enholm maintained his advantage over Thomas Eek Murstad, while Jimmie Österberg took his first podium of the season.

Leader of the RallyX championship since the previous round in Alvsbyn, Elias Svensson did not have the success he had hoped for in this support race, which counts towards the Swedish championship.

Only 13th in the intermediate standings, the Casmat driver missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals by just three points. The same fate befell Espen Isaksaetre (14th), Vetle Try (17th) and Riku Huuhka (18th).


Finally, in the Open 2WD category, Rasmus Berggren didn’t hesitate to show off at the wheel of his BMW M3.

After setting the fastest time in Q1 and second fastest in Q2, his retirement in Q3 prevented him from retaining top spot in qualifying. Relegated to third place behind Per Berglund and Viktor Fahlgren, Rasmus Berggren missed out on the podium in the final behind Andreas Israelsson, who managed the feat of winning the race ahead of Tommie Svard and Viktor Fahlgren, despite being 12th in the intermediate classifications.

After a fun-filled race at Holjes, the drivers of the RallyX championship will be back in action on 3 and 4 August at Nysum for stages 7 and 8 of the 2024 season, an event that is already shaping up to be decisive for the titles in the various categories.