Hansen proves that he is the King of Europe yet again with Swedish glory
Swedish ace Kevin Hansen extended his unbeaten run at the head of the FIA European Rallycross Championship standings at the series’ third event running alongside the World RX event at Holjes.
Hansen claimed maximum points by finishing top at the Intermediate Classification, winning the first semi-final and final, much like he had at the previous round in Norway.
Hansen’s Peugeot Hansen Academy team-mate Fredrik Salsten scored a maiden Supercar podium in second, while Albatec Racing’s Tommy Rustad was classified third.
The Norwegian had been passed by former GP3 racer winner Tamas Pal Kiss in the final corner, but the Hungarian was penalised for exceeding track limits. Rustad’s team owner, British driver Andy Scott, rolled his Peugeot 208 in Q3 after contact with Rustad but did make the semi-finals, as did former Euro RX Touringcar champion Derek Tohill, who was forced to slow in semi-final one with a broken driveshaft.
England-based Irishman Ollie O’donovan also ran inside the semi-final cut-off all weekend but was pushed off in Q4 by Martin Kaczmarski at the joker lap exit and didn’t make it through to the semi-finals.
Mark Flaherty retired on the opening day with engine problems.
British Super1600 Championship challenger Phil Chicken competed in the front-wheel drive division in Sweden and was classified in 19th position overall.
Danish driver Ulrik Linnemann claimed victory in the Super 1600 division. Simon Olofsson won the RX Lites Cup final and Ben-philip Gundersen was victorious in the Touringcar section.