Ekstrom Leads 2016 World RX of Hockenheim Day One


Mattias Ekstrom currently leads the intermediate standings after the first days action of the 2016 World RX of Hockenheim that took place on Friday at the legendary circuit in Germany, which also sees the opening weekend of action of the DTM Series sharing the bill with the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.

The EKSRX driver set the fastest time overall in his Audi S1 Supercar in Q1 before following that performance up by going third fastest in Q2. The German driver is also on double duty this as he also drives for Audi in the DTM and is competing in both series at Hockenheim this weekend.

Volkswagen RX Sweden driver Johan Kristoffersson lies in second place overall after guiding his Volkswagen Polo to the fourth fastest time in Q1 before then going fastest overall in Q2. Team Peugeot-Hansen’s Timmy Hansen is showing an improvement of form over his Portugal outing as he lies in third place overall after going second fastest in both Q1 and Q2.

Hansen-Peugeot Academy driver Davy Jeanney lies in fourth place behind his 2015 team-mate having gone third fastest in his Peugeot 208 WRX and then falling to fifth fastest in Q2. Muennich Motorsport driver Reinis Nitiss currently sits in fifth place overall after taking his brand new SEAT Ibiza RX Supercar to its first ever Qualifying race win by securing victory in his Q1 race before going on to add to his performance by being classified in eighth place in Q2.

OlsbergsMSE pilot Kevin Eriksson lies in sixth position ahead of 2015 FIA World Rallycross Champion Peter Solberg whilst World RX Team Austria driver Janis Baumanis holds eighth place overall after taking his first qualifying race win of the year in Q2 in his Ford Fiesta.

Topi Heikkinen lies in ninth place overall in the second EKSRX Audi after having an engine change take place between Free Practice and Q1 whilst Kevin Hansen is in tenth place in his Hansen-Peugeot Academy 208 ahead of stable-mate Sebastien Loeb. JRM World RX driver Liam Doran currently holds on to the vital 12th place in the BMW Mini RX with hope of securing a place in the Semi-Finals.

Both Q3 and Q4 take place today at the circuit ahead of the first DTM race with the Semi-Finals and the Final taking place on Sunday Morning before the second DTM race.

In the first round of the 2016 RX Lites Cup, Thomas Bryntesson currently stands leads the intermediate standings after all four heats were run on Friday for the support series. OlsbergsMSE driver Cyril Raymond lies in second place with Norway’s Joachim Hvaal in third place.