FIA World Rallycross – Round 2: Heat 2 Round Up


Petter Solberg flat out in his Citroen DS3

Petter Solberg took the top honours of Heat 2 as he and Tanner Foust broke through the sub-3-minute finish time and gain the most points from the heat.

Race 1 saw LD Motorsports Krzysztof Skorupski take a heat win despite the team suffering further technical gremlins which also bugged them in the first round in Portugal; he went up against Jochen Coox and Bohdan Ludwiczak who finished second and third respectively. Julian Godfrey took race 2 ahead of Peter Hedstrom and Mats Ohman, while Ollie O’Donovan did not start the race due to engine issues.

Lukas Walfridson finished race 3 ahead of Ramona Karlsson and Eric Faren. Liam Doran struggled to fourth place as it looks like he will miss the finals again for the second round running as the team get to grips with this years Citroen DS3. Jean-Luc Pallier retired following a small fire.

Derek Tohill was the jewel in the LD Motorsports crown as he took his race win against Alexandre Theuil, Alexander Hvaal and Jos Jansen. Frode Holte was also put out of the race by a fire.

Andy Scott took victory in his race to remain in the hunt for a position in the finals while Petter Solberg once again regained his form to take victory over Andrew Jordan by 2 seconds clear, Henning Solberg finished in third place.

Timmy Hansen finished race 7 in front of Reinis Nitisss and Jerome Grosset-Janin as Anton Marklund experienced technical problems as a result of the engine fire he experience in practice. Tommy Rustad limped home after an earlier collision with Hansen caused steering problem, the following lap after the collision he hit the barrier on the entry to Chessons.

Tanner Foust was unstoppable again in his race as he aced the race ahead of Robin Larsson in his Audi A1, Toomas Heikkinen‘s Ford Fiesta, Andreas Bakkerud and Timur Timerzyanov. It was a fast paced race as even though Timerzyanov finished fifth in the race his time was good enough to grab ninth in the heat.

Heat 2: Top 10 Overall Result

Pos. DRIVER Time Heat Points
1 Petter SOLBERG 02:58.996 50
2 Tanner FOUST 02:59.283 45
3 Robin LARSSON 03:00.912 42
4 Andrew JORDAN 03:01.184 40
5 Toomas HEIKKINEN 03:01.313 39
6 Andreas BAKKERUD 03:01.855 38
7 Timmy HANSEN 03:02.184 37
8 Reinis NITISS 03:02.718 36
9 Timur TIMERZYANOV 03:02.789 35
10 Jérôme GROSSET-JANIN 03:03.667 34

Heat 2: Race 1

Position Race: 1 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Krzysztof SKORUPSKI 03:15.919 28 16
2 Jochen COOX 03:16.401 29 15
3 Bohdan LUDWICZAK 03:37.423 32 12

Heat 2: Race 2

Position Race: 2 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Julian GODFREY 03:10.170 23 21
2 Peter HEDSTRÖM 03:12.931 26 18
3 Mats ÖHMAN 03:14.822 27 17
4 Ollie O’DONOVAN 00:00.000 37 0

Heat 2: Race 3

Position Race: 3 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Lukas WALFRIDSON 03:06.748 14 30
2 Ramona KARLSSON 03:11.219 24 20
3 Eric FAREN 03:12.519 25 19
4 Liam DORAN 03:22.183 30 14
5 Jean-Luc PAILLER 00:00.000 35 6

Heat 2: Race 4

Position Race: 4 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Derek TOHILL 03:05.763 12 32
2 Alexandre THEUIL 03:07.562 16 28
3 Alexander HVAAL 03:08.841 19 25
4 Jos JANSEN 03:09.221 21 23
5 Frode HOLTE 00:00.000 36 0

Heat 2: Race 5

Position Race: 5 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Andy SCOTT 03:06.722 13 31
2 Fabien PAILLER 03:07.233 15 29
3 Pavel KOUTNY 03:07.850 17 27
4 Tord LINNERUD 03:08.271 18 26
5 Emil ÖHMAN 03:09.734 22 22

Heat 2: Race 6

Position Race: 6 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Petter SOLBERG 02:58.996 1 50
2 Andrew JORDAN 03:01.184 4 40
3 Henning SOLBERG 03:04.053 11 33
4 Koen PAUWELS 03:09.122 20 24
5 Davy JEANNEY 00:00.000 34 6

Heat 2: Race 7

Position Race: 7 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Timmy HANSEN 03:02.184 7 37
2 Reinis NITISS 03:02.718 8 36
3 Jérôme GROSSET-JANIN 03:03.667 10 34
4 Anton MARKLUND 03:24.747 31 13
5 Tommy RUSTAD 03:58.869 33 11

Heat 2: Race 8

Position Race: 8 Total Time Heat POS Heat Points
1 Tanner FOUST 02:59.283 2 45
2 Robin LARSSON 03:00.912 3 42
3 Toomas HEIKKINEN 03:01.313 5 39
4 Andreas BAKKERUD 03:01.855 6 38
5 Timur TIMERZYANOV 03:02.789 9 35