15 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Difficult weekend in Hell for Volkswagen RX Sweden at World RX of Norway

2016 Volkswagen Polo RX, World RX of Norway: Kristoffersson

It was another challenging weekend for the Volkswagen RX Sweden team at the World RX of Norway, the fifth round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The 1.02km-long circuit at Hell played host to 44 600bhp World RX Supercars, with home Ford Focus RS pilot Andreas Bakkerud becoming the first driver ever in FIA World Rallycross Championship history to win all four qualifying sessions plus the semi-final and final.

The 10-12 June were a difficult two days for the Volkswagen Polo RXs of Johan Kristoffersson and Anton Marklund. Kristoffersson finished seventh (fourth in the first semi-final), while Maryland was a further eight places down the field (seventh in the fourth qualifying heat).

With Kristoffersson currently fourth in the overall drivers’ standings and Volkswagen RX Sweden third in the teams’ points, the Swedish-based rallycross outfit is looking forward to the sixth round of the series and its ‘home’ event, the World RX of Sweden, which takes place from 1-3 July at Höljes Motorstadion.

2016 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1 Mattias Ekström, Audi S1: 125
2 Petter Solberg, Citroën DS3: 120
3 Sébastien Loeb, Peugeot 208: 83
4 Johan Kristoffersson, Volkswagen Polo: 83
5 Andreas Bakkerud, Ford Focus RS: 81

2016 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP,

TEAMS’ CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
1 EKS: 195
2 Team Peugeot Hansen: 151
3 Volkswagen RX Sweden: 117
4 Hoonigan Racing Division: 100
5 World RX Team Austria: 94

[Images: FIAWorldRallycross.com / Volkswagen RX Sweden]

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