STEWARDS GIVE THE VICTORY TO MATTIAS EKSTRÖM IN THE RX OF SWEDEN

An end more than exciting. So much that were the stewards who decided it was Mattias Ekström who took victory in the sixth round of the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship in Höljes, Sweden. So, for the second consecutive year the Swede has reached the first position in his home, in his circuit.

It was Timmy Hansen who crossed first the finish line of the Rallycross in Höljes, but did after making a controversial overtaking in the final corner of the circuit, with part of his Peugeot 208 out of the path of Höljes. Thus, the stewards decided that this movement should be penalized with what Hansen was relegated to second place and Ekström achieving victory in front of his supporters, 40,000 spectators who have lived this weekend of RX in Höljes, reaching a record attendance. The third place went to Andreas Bakkerud.

Thus, with the triumph of Ekström in Höljes, there are now 5 the drivers who have achieved a victory this season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, 5 pilots in 6 rounds: Johan Kristoffersson in Montalegre, Toomas Topi Heikkinenn in Mettet, Davy Jeanney in Estering, Mattias Ekström in Höljes, and Petter Solberg, for now, is the only driver who has risen to the top of the podium twice, Hockenheim and Lydden Hill.

This time Petter Solberg did not have the luck on his side and with mechanical problems in his Citroen DS3, could not finish the final of Supercars at Höljes. Still, the Norwegian driver continues to lead the FIA World Rallycross  Championship, with 44 points ahead of Johan Kristoffersson, who is second and 46 ahead of Andreas Bakkerud, third.

The FIA World Rallycross  Championshipnow will pack to travel to Canada, which will host the seventh round on 7 and 8 August. Thus, the Championship has already crossed the ecuador of the season and there are only 3 remaining rounds before the FIA ​​World Championship Rallycross arrives in Barcelona on 19 and 20 September. If you want to live it in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, now is your time to get the best discounts on your tickets: Tickets BarcelonaRX