2017 World RX of Sweden

2017 World RX of Sweden
Round 7 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date 1–2 July 2017
Location Höljes, Värmland
Venue Höljesbanan
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 France Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4 Norway Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2 Norway Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division
Final
First Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Second Norway Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division
Third France Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen


The 2017 World RX of Sweden, formally known as the 2017 Swecon World RX of Sweden, for sponsorship reasons, was the seventh round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.[1] The event was held at the Höljesbanan in the village of Höljes, Värmland and also hosted round six of the European Rallycross Championship and round four of the RX2 International Series, the main support category for the World Rallycross Championship.

Background

Reigning world champion and second in the 2017 standings, Mattias Ekström, was absent from the event due to his commitment in the DTM at the Norisring, held on the same weekend.[2] Swedish rally driver Per-Gunnar Andersson was selected by EKS RX as Ekström's replacement, while Reinis Nitišs was nominated as the point scorer for EKS RX in the Teams' Championship, alongside Toomas Heikkinen.[3]

Olsbergs MSE, who left the Championship in 2016, entered two Ford Fiesta ST's for Sebastian Eriksson and Oliver Eriksson, but were ineligible to score points in the Teams' Championship.[4]

The attendance record was broken for the fourth year in a row, with 45,100 spectators, up from 44,400 in 2016.[5]

Supercar

Heats

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 16
2 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 4th 6th 2nd 1st 15
3 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 1st 5th 6th 3rd 14
4 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 3rd 3rd 3rd 8th 13
5 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 7th 4th 4th 4th 12
6 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 8th 2nd 8th 5th 11
7 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 5th 8th 7th 6th 10
8 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 12th 16th 5th 7th 9
9 43 United States Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 6th 7th 20th 12th 8
10 44 Germany Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 10th 10th 9th 18th 7
11 17 Russia Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 15th 11th 13th 9th 6
12 93 Sweden Sebastian Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 13th 14th 12th 10th 5
13 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 11th 9th 21st 13th 4
14 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 9th 20th 10th 15th 3
15 45 Sweden Per-Gunnar Andersson EKS RX Audi S1 17th 15th 16th 11th 2
16 87 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg DA Racing Peugeot 208 18th 17th 11th 14th 1
17 98 Sweden Oliver Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 16th 12th 18th 16th
18 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 14th 13th 14th DNF
19 60 Finland Joni-Pekka Rajala Vaaranmara Racing Mitsubishi Mirage 19th 18th 15th 19th
20 84 France Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier Citroën DS3 22nd 19th 19th 20th
21 100 United Kingdom Guy Wilks LOCO World RX Team Volkswagen Polo 20th 21st 22nd 17th
22 10 Hungary "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 21st EXC 17th DNF

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 04:17.248 6
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.296 5
3 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.487 4
4 43 United States Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division +3.157 3
5 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov STARD +5.368 2
6 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX +5.437 1
Semi-Final 2
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division 04:17.977 6
2 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +3.155 5
3 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +4.075 4
4 93 Sweden Sebastian Eriksson Olsbergs MSE +4.631 3
5 44 Germany Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria +5.129 2
6 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +5.561 1

Final

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 04:14.579 8
2 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +2.363 5
3 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.901 4
4 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +6.194 3
5 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +6.805 2
6 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +12.650 1

RX2 International Series

Heats

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 13 France Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 1st 1st 1st 1st 16
2 40 United Kingdom Dan Rooke Dan Rooke 2nd DNF 8th 2nd 15
3 19 Sweden Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 12th 6th 4th 7th 14
4 98 Norway Stein Fredric Akre Stein Fredric Akre 5th 17th 9th 5th 13
5 6 Sweden William Nilsson JC Raceteknik 9th 14th 3rd 13th 12
6 96 Belgium Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder 3rd 13th 10th 15th 11
7 8 Norway Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion 17h 4th 18th 3rd 10
8 21 Sweden Marcus Höglund JC Raceteknik 6th 10th 17th 8th 9
9 56 Norway Thomas Holmen Bard Holmen 4th 8th 20th 10th 8
10 18 Sweden Linus Östlund Linus Östlund 11th 11th 2nd 21st 7
11 52 Sweden Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson 15th 3rd DNF 4th 6
12 9 Norway Glenn Haug Glenn Haug 8th 19th 11th 6th 5
13 12 Sweden Anders Michalak Anders Michalak 7th 12th 5th 20th 4
14 69 Norway Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 13th 5th 19th 12th 3
15 2 Norway Ben-Philip Gundersen Ben-Philip Gundersen 10th 18th 6th 16th 2
16 11 United States Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE 20th 2nd 15th 18th 1
17 51 Sweden Sandra Hultgren Sandra Hultgren 14th 9th 14th 17th
18 91 Sweden Jonathan Walfridsson Helmia Motorsport 19th 7th 21st 9th
19 51 Latvia Vasily Gryazin Sports Racing Technologies 16th DNF 7th 11th
20 17 Sweden Hampus Rådström Hampus Rådström 18th 16th 16th 14th
21 58 Sweden Santosh Berggren A. Berggrens Bilservice Floby 22nd 15th 13th DNF
22 26 Sweden Jessica Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 21st DNF 12th 19th

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 13 France Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 4:36.396 6
2 6 Sweden William Nilsson JC Raceteknik +1.805 5
3 19 Sweden Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE +2.692 4
4 56 Norway Thomas Holmen Bard Holmen +5.795 3
5 8 Norway Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion +6.534 2
6 52 Sweden Simon Olofsson Simon Olofsson +22.374 1
Semi-Final 2
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 40 United Kingdom Dan Rooke Dan Rooke 4:38.753 6
2 96 Belgium Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder +1.437 5
3 98 Norway Stein Fredric Akre Stein Fredric Akre +2.506 4
4 18 Sweden Linus Östlund Linus Östlund +2.790 3
5 9 Norway Glenn Haug Glenn Haug +3.218 2
6 21 Sweden Marcus Höglund JC Raceteknik DNF 1

Final

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 40 United Kingdom Dan Rooke Dan Rooke 4:42.579 8
2 96 Belgium Guillaume De Ridder Guillaume De Ridder +1.437 5
3 6 Sweden William Nilsson JC Raceteknik +1.724 4
4 19 Sweden Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE +1.979 3
5 98 Norway Stein Fredric Akre Stein Fredric Akre +20.368 2
6 13 France Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE +44.991 1

Standings after the event

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

References

  1. "Kristoffersson takes epic Holjes RX victory". FIA World Rallycross. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  2. Ridge, Hal (23 June 2017). "Audi decides Ekstrom must miss Holjes World RX for Norisring DTM". Autosport. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  3. "Nitiss nominated point scorer for EKS". FIA World Rallycross. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  4. "OMSE enter two supercars for Holjes RX". FIA World Rallycross. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 
  5. Sundler, Bengt (2 July 2017). "Nytt publikrekord i Höljes" (in Swedish). Nya Wermlands-Tidningen. Retrieved 4 July 2017. 

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