Published on July 15th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
World RX of Belgium, Round 6 of the FIA World Rallycross, Topi Heikkinen Wins It
Topi Heikkinen has won this weekend’s World RX of Belgium, round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, at the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport run Polo RX Supercar. Heikkinen is the sixth different World RX winner in six events. Team Peugeot Hansen driver Timmy Hansen finished second with Johan Kristofferson third in a VW Polo. After finishing fourth and collecting crucial points Petter Solberg is now Championship leader, three points ahead of Reinis Nitiss.
An estimated 25,000 spectators flocked to Mettet in southern Belgium this weekend to watch the latest round of the FIA’s newest World Championship. With mixed weather conditions and a brand new rallycross circuit to manipulate, the World RX drivers had little time to get to grips with the narrow, technical Jules Tacheny Circuit. Local hero and former WRC star Francois Duval was a popular addition to the World RX paddock this weekend demonstrating good pace in the VW Marklund Polo but not quite enough to make the final 12.
One driver who was consistent from start to finish, however, was Mettet RX winner Topi Heikkinen. “I’m very thankful to my team – they have made such a huge effort and the car is excellent,” gushed the 23-year-old Finn. “I’d like to thank Volkswagen Motorsport too for all of their help. Now we’re six events into the season I think I can catch up in the second half. We’re only a few points behind Reinis [Nitiss] and Petter [Solberg] now so it’s going to get really exciting!”