Rådström tops the R2 class as he wins Rally Sweden ahead of the JWRC drivers

by Pontus Lindroos

Local driver Dennis Rådström from Torsby was able to drive home to his second victory in the home-event of Rally Sweden with his co-driver Johan Johansson. Rådström won the two-wheel drive class in the Ford Fiesta R2T19 from M-Sport Poland together with the team Orsak Rally Sport.

Rådström has run in the Junior World Championship in recent years, but will this year make a step over to the FIA European Rally Championship. He was present at the Rally Sweden to prepare for the ERC and gain experience in working with the new team.

Credit: Rådström Motorsport

In 2018 he won the event in the Junior WRC but last year was forced to retire after leading the competition by over a minute and a half. This year he got a revenge when he won the two-wheel drive class of RC4 with 27 seconds over compatriot Tom Kristensson and Joakim Sjöberg. Rådström is not competing for points in the Junior WRC, which means that Kristensson won that class.

“It feels fantastic to win the two-wheel-drive class, We started the competition according to plan so as not to make any mistakes. We have got a safe and fast car together with the team and been able to push on the fantastic hard roads.” Rådström said.

Credit: Rådström Motorsport

“It feels like revenge from last year. This is one of the toughest Rally Sweden we have experienced with the mild weather and the lack of snow and ice on the routes. But we handled the tough conditions in a good way and have loved every meter in the car”

The first round in the FIA European Rally Championship will be ran on 26-28 March on the Azores. Rådström will prepare for the competition with tests, training and continue working with the team to get as well prepared as possible for the championship premiere.

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