Jerome Grosset-Janin leads Euro RX field after first day


The 2016 FIA European Rallycross Championship kicked off today and the first days standings for Supercars is led by Albatec Racing’s Jerome Grosset-Janin who with a perfect score of 100 points so far after going fastest in Q1 and Q2.

Eklund Motorsport driver Joni-Pekka Rajala sits in 2nd place in his Volkswagen Beetle whilst Tord Linnerud lies in 3rd place in his VW Polo Supercar. Grosset-Janin’s 2016 team-mate Tommy Rustad is in fourth place whilst impressive Hungarian driver Tamas Pal Kiss qualifies in fifth, which sees Peugeot 208’s in three of the top five positions.

What has been surprising in the Euro RX Supercar category is the amount of drivers who have had to withdraw from the competition so far and the mechanical issues that is turning the event into a survival of the fittest; Ollie O’Donovan, Kevin Procter, Andy Scott, Andreas Steffen and Andri Õun were amongst the drivers who had to withdraw.

Jochen Coox suffered a blown engine in practice whilst Ole Kristian Temte also suffered mechanical issues during Free Practice.

In the FIA Euro RX TouringCar category David Nordgard leads the way after Q3 in his Ford Fiesta with Daniel Lundh in his Volvo in second place and Danny De-Beucklaer completing the top three.

The RX Lites Cup sees Sondre Evjen at the top of the standings with Cyril Raymond second and Simon Wago Syversen third. Championship leader Thomas Bryntesson rolled his car in Q3 and lies in fourth place.