2017 World RX of Sweden

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2017 World RX of Sweden
Round 7 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date1–2 July 2017
Location Höljes, Värmland
Venue Höljesbanan
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Heat 2 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 3 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division
Final
First Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Second Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud
Hoonigan Racing Division
Third Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen

The 2017 World RX of Sweden, formally known as the 2017 Swecon World RX of Sweden, for sponsorship reasons, was the seventh round of the fourth season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. [1] The event was held at the Höljesbanan in the village of Höljes, Värmland and also hosted round six of the European Rallycross Championship and round four of the RX2 International Series, the main support category for the World Rallycross Championship.

Contents

Background

Reigning world champion and second in the 2017 standings, Mattias Ekström, was absent from the event due to his commitment in the DTM at the Norisring, held on the same weekend. [2] Swedish rally driver Per-Gunnar Andersson was selected by EKS RX as Ekström's replacement, while Reinis Nitišs was nominated as the point scorer for EKS RX in the Teams' Championship, alongside Toomas Heikkinen. [3]

Olsbergs MSE, who left the Championship in 2016, entered two Ford Fiesta ST's for Sebastian Eriksson and Oliver Eriksson, but were ineligible to score points in the Teams' Championship. [4]

The attendance record was broken for the fourth year in a row, with 45,100 spectators, up from 44,400 in 2016. [5]

Supercar

Heats

Pos.No.DriverTeamCarQ1Q2Q3Q4Pts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd1st1st2nd16
211 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 4th6th2nd1st15
39 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 1st5th6th3rd14
413 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 3rd3rd3rd8th13
521 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 7th4th4th4th12
696 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 8th2nd8th5th11
768 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 5th8th7th6th10
86 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 12th16th5th7th9
943 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 6th7th20th12th8
1044 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 10th10th9th18th7
1117 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 15th11th13th9th6
1293 Flag of Sweden.svg Sebastian Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 13th14th12th10th5
1371 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 11th9th21st13th4
1457 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 9th20th10th15th3
1545 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson EKS RX Audi S1 17th15th16th11th2
1687 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg DA Racing Peugeot 208 18th17th11th14th1
1798 Flag of Sweden.svg Oliver Eriksson Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST 16th12th18th16th
1815 Flag of Latvia.svg Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 14th13th14thDNF
1960 Flag of Finland.svg Joni-Pekka RajalaVaaranmara Racing Mitsubishi Mirage 19th18th15th19th
2084 Flag of France.svg "Knapick" Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier Citroën DS3 22nd19th19th20th
21100 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Guy Wilks LOCO World RX Team Volkswagen Polo 20th21st22nd17th
2210 Flag of Hungary.svg "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 21stEXC17thDNF

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 04:17.2486
29 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +1.2965
321 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.4874
443 Flag of the United States.svg Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division +3.1573
57 Flag of Russia.svg Timur Timerzyanov STARD +5.3682
668 Flag of Finland.svg Niclas Grönholm GRX +5.4371
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
113 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division 04:17.9776
296 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +3.1555
36 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD +4.0754
493 Flag of Sweden.svg Sebastian Eriksson Olsbergs MSE +4.6313
544 Flag of Germany.svg Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria +5.1292
611 Flag of Norway.svg Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden +5.5611

Final

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
13 Flag of Sweden.svg Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 04:14.5798
213 Flag of Norway.svg Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +2.3635
39 Flag of France.svg Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +2.9014
421 Flag of Sweden.svg Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +6.1943
596 Flag of Sweden.svg Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria +6.8052
66 Flag of Latvia.svg Jānis Baumanis STARD +12.6501

RX2 International Series

Heats

Pos.No.DriverTeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Pts
113 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 1st1st1st1st16
240 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan RookeDan Rooke2ndDNF8th2nd15
319 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 12th6th4th7th14
498 Flag of Norway.svg Stein Fredric AkreStein Fredric Akre5th17th9th5th13
56 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik 9th14th3rd13th12
696 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De RidderGuillaume De Ridder3rd13th10th15th11
78 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion 17h4th18th3rd10
821 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Höglund JC Raceteknik 6th10th17th8th9
956 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas HolmenBard Holmen4th8th20th10th8
1018 Flag of Sweden.svg Linus ÖstlundLinus Östlund11th11th2nd21st7
1152 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon OlofssonSimon Olofsson15th3rdDNF4th6
129 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn HaugGlenn Haug8th19th11th6th5
1312 Flag of Sweden.svg Anders MichalakAnders Michalak7th12th5th20th4
1469 Flag of Norway.svg Sondre Evjen JC Raceteknik 13th5th19th12th3
152 Flag of Norway.svg Ben-Philip GundersenBen-Philip Gundersen10th18th6th16th2
1611 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Whitten Olsbergs MSE 20th2nd15th18th1
1751 Flag of Sweden.svg Sandra HultgrenSandra Hultgren14th9th14th17th
1891 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonathan WalfridssonHelmia Motorsport19th7th21st9th
1951 Flag of Latvia.svg Vasily GryazinSports Racing Technologies16thDNF7th11th
2017 Flag of Sweden.svg Hampus RådströmHampus Rådström18th16th16th14th
2158 Flag of Sweden.svg Santosh BerggrenA. Berggrens Bilservice Floby22nd15th13thDNF
2226 Flag of Sweden.svg Jessica Bäckman Olsbergs MSE 21stDNF12th19th

Semi-Finals

Semi-Final 1
Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
113 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE 4:36.3966
26 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik +1.8055
319 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE +2.6924
456 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas HolmenBard Holmen+5.7953
58 Flag of Norway.svg Simon Wågø Syversen Set Promotion +6.5342
652 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon OlofssonSimon Olofsson+22.3741
Semi-Final 2
Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
140 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan RookeDan Rooke4:38.7536
296 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De RidderGuillaume De Ridder+1.4375
398 Flag of Norway.svg Stein Fredric AkreStein Fredric Akre+2.5064
418 Flag of Sweden.svg Linus ÖstlundLinus Östlund+2.7903
59 Flag of Norway.svg Glenn HaugGlenn Haug+3.2182
621 Flag of Sweden.svg Marcus Höglund JC Raceteknik DNF1

Final

Pos.No.DriverTeamTimePts
140 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan RookeDan Rooke4:42.5798
296 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume De RidderGuillaume De Ridder+1.4375
36 Flag of Sweden.svg William Nilsson JC Raceteknik +1.7244
419 Flag of Sweden.svg Andreas Bäckman Olsbergs MSE +1.9793
598 Flag of Norway.svg Stein Fredric AkreStein Fredric Akre+20.3682
613 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond Olsbergs MSE +44.9911

Standings after the event

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