2017 World RX of Latvia

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2017 World RX of Latvia
Round 10 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date16–17 September 2017
Location Riga, Latvia
Venue Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen
EKS RX
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Final
First Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Second Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
Third Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen

The 2017 World RX of Latvia was the tenth round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at Biķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze, in the Latvian capital of Riga. Johan Kristoffersson secured the drivers' title, after winning the event. Kristoffersson's closest rival for the title, teammate Petter Solberg, was involved in a first lap crash with Jānis Baumanis in Semi-Final 2. The Semi-Final was red-flagged as Solberg was taken to a hospital in Riga. At the hospital it was determined that he had broken two ribs and his left collarbone. [1] [2]

Contents

Supercar

Heats

Pos.No.DriverTeamCarQ1Q2Q3Q4Pts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 1st6th1st5th16
29 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 10th3rd3rd1st15
31 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 3rd4th10th2nd14
411 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd16th2nd3rd13
513 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 7th2nd8th4th12
657 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 5th1st7th12th11
721 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 4th5th11th6th10
871 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 6th11th4th9th9
915 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 8th7th9th8th8
1051 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller EKS RX Audi S1 9th12th6th11th7
1168 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 14th9th15th10th6
126 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 13th8th14th15th5
137 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 12th10th13th16th4
1443 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 11th13th16th13th3
1544 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 16thDNS5th7th2
1684 Flag of France.svg "Knapick" Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier Citroën DS3 20th15th20th18th1
1710 Flag of Hungary.svg "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 19th14th19thDNF
1896 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 15thDNS12th14th
1960 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka RajalaVaaranmaa Racing Mitsubishi Mirage 18thDSQ18th17th
2067 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval DA Racing Peugeot 208 17thDSQ17thDNF

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 05:05.0066
21 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.2855
313 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +4.6414
468 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX +7.1853
521 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +7.9312
615 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX +8.6871
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
19 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen 05:08.4466
251 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller EKS RX +4.4425
36 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD +5.3294
471 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +6.6043
557 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +01.04.7142
611 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden DNF1

Final

Pos.No.DriverTeamTime/RetiredPts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 05:06.6738
21 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.3655
39 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +3.9194
413 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +4.5343
56 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD +10.0532
651 Flag of Switzerland.svg Nico Müller EKS RX +20.9761

Standings after the event

Pos.DriverPtsGap
1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson 271
2 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg 209+62
3 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström 204+67
4 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb 194+77
5 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud 165+106

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References

  1. Ridge, Hal (17 September 2017). "Kristoffersson seals World Rallycross title, Solberg to hospital". Autosport . Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. Ridge, Hal (18 September 2017). "Petter Solberg broke collarbone in Latvia World Rallycross crash". Autosport . Retrieved 7 October 2017.
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