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Kevin Eriksson Wins in Sweden!

Eriksson maintains family pride at Swedish rallycross' spiritual home
Kevin Eriksson has won the second round of RallyX on Ice at Höljes in Sweden, after coming out on top of a spellbinding Scandinavian snow fight with Sondre Evjen and round one winner Oliver Eriksson.
 
It was the younger of the two Erikssons that set the pace throughout the qualifying heats, but come the semi-final stage, older brother and Olsbergs MSE team-mate Kevin stole the initiative to earn himself pole position for the all-important final.
 
The MJP Racing Team Austria FIA World Rallycross Championship star then saw off a challenge from Östersund runner-up Evjen (JC Raceteknik) to seal victory, with Oliver Eriksson battling back from a difficult first corner to reach the bottom step of the rostrum in third.
 
“It was a good weekend for me – almost perfect,” reflected the winner. “I only conceded two points through the heats, and I had to beat two younger guys to get here. I really had to give it everything in the final and thankfully it was enough. It certainly wasn’t over right until the chequered flag. This is the first time I’ve actually won a race on ice – I’ve finished second five times – so it’s a good feeling.”
 
Full report to follow…
 
Results:
 
Supercar Lites Final
 
1. Kevin ERIKSSON
2. Sondre EVJEN
3. Oliver ERIKSSON
4. Pelle WILÉN
5. Alexander WESTLUND
6. Jami KALLIOMÄKI
 
RX Academy on Ice Final
 
1. Jesse KALLIO
2. Joni WIMAN
3. Simon SYVERSEN
4. Isak REIERSEN
5. Marko MURU
6. Oliver BENNETT
 
Speedcar Xtreme Final
 
1. Kevin HANSEN
2. Niclas GRÖNHOLM
3. Timmy HANSEN
4. Finn Erik LØBERG
5. Linus ÖSTLUND
6. Aleksander WIIK
 
2018 RallyX on Ice Calendar
 
February 3           Östersund, Sweden
February 10         Höljes, Sweden
February 25         Ål, Norway
March 3               Gol, Norway

Image Captions
Above: The Höljes Supercar Lites top three – [L-R] Sondre Evjen, Kevin Eriksson and Oliver Eriksson
Below top left: The older Eriksson flew in the final
Below top right: Evjen finished as runner-up for the second weekend in a row
Below bottom: Blast-off at the start of the Supercar Lites final
 
Click the images to download in high-resolution
 
 
Posted by FIA World Rallycross Media Office on 16 February 2018 14:11

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