Published on September 8th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Rallycross: Kristoffersson in fourth place, Heikkinen just misses out on the final.
Rallycross is one of the lesser covered motorsports, but it’s also one of the more thrilling forms. Combining the virtues of wheel-to-wheel racing and the loose nature of rally driving, rallycross pits drivers against each other on an offroad track, combining jumps and drops and everything you might expect from a proper rally stage.
Johan Kristoffersson was the best Volkswagen driver at the ninth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Lohéac. Driving for Volkswagen Team Sweden, the Swede reached the final in his Polo WRX and claimed fourth place. As in Norway, victory here went to Timmy Hansen (Peugeot). In front of 75,000 spectators, Toomas “Topi“ Heikkinen in the Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar missed out on the final by just one place: the Finn from Team Marklund Motorsport could only finish fourth in his semi-final.
Swedish team-mate Per-Gunnar “P-G“ Andersson did not make it past the fourth heat, a driver error ensuring he finished in 15th position. Kristoffersson’s team-mate Tord Linnerud also got no further than the fourth heat, reaching 13th place. Kristoffersson (156 points) is now in third place in the overall standings. The Swedish driver is 63 points behind leader Petter Solberg (Citroën, 219) and remains the best-placed Volkswagen driver. Heikkinen (109) is in eighth position, Andersson (67) eleventh and Linnerud (26) in fourteenth overall. The next race is scheduled for 18 to 20 September in Barcelona.