Timmy Hansen and brother Kevin recorded a second consecutive Hansen Motorsport one-two influence at the World RX of Sweden.
Timmy Hansen and fellow world champion Johan Kristoffersson fought it out for honours all the diagram in which by the qualifying levels, with the primitive getting the greater of his countryman in a crowd-pleasing duel that pushed both drivers correct to the restrict all the diagram in which by the legendary Värmland circuit.
That earned the pair a pole region apiece for his or her respective semi-finals, but whilst Timmy Hansen transformed his correct into a lights-to-flag victory, Kristoffersson’s effort to attain likewise was once scuppered by a double puncture that brought an early discontinue to the KYB EKS JC driver’s weekend.
His grief opened the door for Kevin Hansen in the sister Peugeot 208 to affix his brother on the entrance row of the grid for the closing. From there, the brothers were on imperious fabricate as they raced to the high two steps of the podium, with Timmy – who had never beforehand triumphed at Höljes – turning the tables on the Barcelona winner to upward thrust to the lead of the World Championship standings.
They were pushed onerous by Unkorrupted’s Kevin Abbring, who claimed his maiden rostrum influence in easiest his sixth World RX originate up. The Dutchman was once spectacular from the outset in Sweden, overcoming Q1 contact that pitched him correct into a lag to high the timesheets in Q3 and unleash a scintillating flip-of-gallop in the closing.
Timmy Hansen, Hansen Motorsport Crew acknowledged: “It’s been an exceptional weekend. I’ve been searching for to rob here for a of direction very long time and came huge shut on a series of occasions, and now in the waste we did it. It is some distance a magic second and I’m huge fully elated.
“It was once a disgrace to stare Johan [Kristoffersson] now not carry out the closing on story of I was once taking a seek forward to continuing the battle, but from our facet, every session went without problems and I’m very fully elated with the tempo we’ve had – it presentations that every our onerous work over the cool weather has paid off. The principle two rounds of the season be pleased long gone perfectly for us, and now now we be pleased to continue to center of attention and desire on working onerous.”
Kevin Hansen, Hansen Motorsport Crew acknowledged: “We had a now not easy time of things in the qualifiers, and whilst I tried my easiest to spoil that pattern, nothing looked to work. After I bought the opportunity in the semi-closing, I needed to steal it, and to elongate our lead in both championships is correct good – I don’t reflect two brothers be pleased ever performed relief-to-relief one-two finishes in World RX sooner than.”
Kevin Abbring, Unkorrupted Crew acknowledged: “We were consistently hasty correct the system from free be conscious by to the closing and didn’t carry out many errors. We obviously needed to fight relief after Q1, and we stayed out of bother, if now not out of web site traffic. I’m fully elated to accumulate my first podium and I reflect we positioned on a correct suppose for the spectators.”
Within the FIA RX2e Championship, Jesse Kallio emerged triumphant after a mesmerizing battle with Fraser McConnell in round two of the FIA all-electric sequence.
The Finnish driver recovered from a disappointing Saturday to dart into competition with consecutive qualifying session wins sooner than showing correct tempo in both the semi-finals and closing to claim the total spoils.
McConnell was once a narrow second after impressing all the diagram in which by the weekend while Isak Sjökvist claimed third plight his RX2e debut after a frenetic closing.
Guillaume De Ridder remains high of the drivers’ standings after finishing fourth, but the Belgian is correct a point earlier than Kallio and two certain of McConnell because the first-ever FIA electric rallycross championship now turns its attention to Lohéac in France for Spherical 3.
Sweden’s Thomas Bryntesson took the honours in the Euro RX1 in his Gulf Oil-liveried Volkswagen Polo. After warding off Jean Baptiste ‘JB’ Dubourg for victory in the first semi-closing, Bryntesson then repeated that result in the closing in an dart-estimable point to.
The 2019 World RX Championship runner-up Andreas Bakkerud fought relief from a driveshaft failure in Q3 to round out the podium from the rear of the grid on his debut for ESMotorsport.
Swiss-licensed Russian driver Yury Belevskiy was once on commanding fabricate once extra in Euro RX3, even if remaining twelve months’s highest scorer was once every other time pushed onerous by younger Belgian rookie Kobe Pauwels, who battled relief from grief in a identical Volland Racing Audi A1.
Russia’s Marat Knyazev carried out the podium finishers in third.
The 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship marketing campaign resumes in a fortnight’s time at Lohéac in France on September 3-5, for one other full invoice of World RX, RX2e, Euro RX1 and Euro RX3 action.
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