World RX – Gronholm takes TQ after Day 1


Finland’s Niclas Gronholm took the quickest time in Q2 at the SABAT World RX of South Africa, the 10th and final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Cape Town to receive the overnight TQ (top qualifier) location.

GRX Taneco’s Gronholm took the outlet shot in Q2 hasten 1 (within the Quickest First Scuttle Relate) and won the hasten in entrance of the three drivers within the center of a tense battle for the 2019 World RX Drivers’ Championship – Crew Hansen MJP’s Kevin Hansen and Timmy Hansen and Monster Energy RX Cartel’s Andreas Bakkeurd. Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov made it a one-two for GRX in Q2 with a hasten receive, as GCK Academy’s Guillaume De Ridder took the hasten receive in Q2 hasten 4 and became as soon as P3 within the session.

“It’s been a valid day, no longer ideally generous, nonetheless we’ve had valid launches and neat races. I win that’s been essentially the fundamental that we’ve bought in entrance and no longer been within the mud. We’re hoping to continue love this the next day nonetheless we’re conscious about it’s strong. We are going to have the chance to defend our heads down and defend working,” mentioned Gronholm. “Having a day love this here within the closing hasten it feels a runt bit unhappy that we’re out of the championship battle, it would possibly possibly in all probability possibly possibly per chance accumulate been fine to join the tip three and be within the battle. That’s how it’s miles, the single factor we can attain is strive to receive this hasten.”

World RX Drivers’ Championship leader Timmy Hansen is P2 after Q2, despite the indisputable fact that he became as soon as only P9 in Q2 after racing on the identical watered be conscious as Gronholm. Kevin Hansen became as soon as P6 in Q2 and is P5 within the Intermediate Classification. Bakkerud became as soon as P12 in Q2 and is P6, sooner than Q3 and Q4, the semi-finals and final on Sunday, when the title shall be determined.

Gain paunchy Cape Town RX outcomes here.

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