Heikkinen Shows Pace To Cement Third Place In Championship


Toomas Heikkinen

Toomas Heikkinen can leave Lydden Hill with his head held high after another strong performance in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen RX Supercar.

Following on from his fourth-place in the opening rounds in Portugal Heikkinen proved consistent as he once again finished fourth in the final, just behind wildcard entrant Andrew Jordan.

Heikkinen was on for a higher placed finish but a slow start from pole position and an power issue meant he was left to settle for fourth place, which means he moves to third place (and only five points behind leader Andreas Bakkerud.) in the championship standings as the series heads to Hell, Norway for the next round.

“I had a good start in my semi and my pace was good all the way,” said Heikkinen.

“Petter Solberg and Andreas Bakkerud made their joker lap in the beginning but I waited until my last lap and kept ahead of them. My start in the final wasn’t perfect and I got stuck behind Robin Larsson’s Audi.

“Then my engine started to lose power for some reason and I finished fourth. It’s obviously not the result I wanted after being fastest in the semi-final. But we are in a good position in the championship and ready for the next round.”

Following the weekend the 2013 Red Bull Global Rallycross champion announced that he would be making a one-off return to the series for the X Games next month, ahead of round 3 of the World Rallycross championship.