Rallycross: Solberg wins at Lydden Hill

Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg

Petter Solberg (N) and Johan Kristoffersson (S) presented Volkswagen with a one-two in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX). The two drivers from PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden dominated proceedings all weekend on the WRX track at Lydden Hill (GB) in their two Polo GTI Supercars. PSRX team principal Solberg set a new track record at the wheel of the 570-hp Polo in practice, and Solberg and Kristoffersson proved unbeatable in their respective semi-finals.

Solberg, who started the final from pole position, came home a good one and a half seconds ahead of his team-mate Kristoffersson, whose points haul makes him the new overall leader in the Drivers’ Championship. Kristoffersson tops the table with 124 points, four points clear of second-placed Mattias Ekström (S, Audi). Solberg lies third on 117 points.

Petter Solberg (N), Volkswagen Polo GTI Supercar
“It has been a while since the last time I stood on the very top step of the podium. It is an incredible feeling to have done it again. And to have Johan up there next to me is perfect. We had a fantastic weekend this time. Everything worked out exactly as we hoped.”

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