Estering WorldRX victor Davy Jeanney made history at the weekend as he became the first Frenchman to win an FIA World Rallycross Championship event.
The 28 year old dominated the event at Germany’s Estering circuit, beating points leader and reigning champion Petter Solberg in the final.
The win was Jeanney’s first in the WorldRX series, and places him sixth in the championship, on par with Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss.
His Peugeot Team-Hansen team-mate Timmy Hansen finished third after seeing off Johan Kristoffersson at the final corner.
“To win today feels incredible, it’s been the perfect weekend for me,” Jeanney said. “It’s really fantastic for the team to have Timmy on the podium too.”
Jeanney was virtually untouchable throughout the event, winning three heats and leading from the start of the grand final.
“Both myself and the car have stepped up a level since the start of the year, I made just one small mistake over the weekend and the rest was perfect,” he added. “I really enjoy the Estering, it’s a track that suits my driving style well and I have good memories after finishing second in Germany two years ago.”
“I’ve not won a rallycross event in five years [France, 2010] and to leave here with maximum points is a fantastic feeling.”
Jeanney will look to continue his impressive form as the WorldRX heads to Sweden on July 4-5.