2017 World RX of Latvia

2017 World RX of Latvia
Round 10 of 12 in the
2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Date16–17 September 2017
LocationRiga, Latvia
VenueBiķernieku Kompleksā Sporta Bāze
Results
Heat Winners
Heat 1Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 2Finland Toomas Heikkinen
EKS RX
Heat 3Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Heat 4France Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Semi-Final Winners
Semi-Final 1Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
Semi-Final 2France Sébastien Loeb
Team Peugeot-Hansen
Final
FirstSweden Johan Kristoffersson
PSRX Volkswagen Sweden
SecondSweden Mattias Ekström
EKS RX
ThirdFrance 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]

Supercar[]

Heats[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 1st 6th 1st 5th 16
2 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 10th 3rd 3rd 1st 15
3 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX Audi S1 3rd 4th 10th 2nd 14
4 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden Volkswagen Polo GTI 2nd 16th 2nd 3rd 13
5 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 7th 2nd 8th 4th 12
6 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX Audi S1 5th 1st 7th 12th 11
7 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 4th 5th 11th 6th 10
8 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 6th 11th 4th 9th 9
9 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs EKS RX Audi S1 8th 7th 9th 8th 8
10 51 Switzerland Nico Müller EKS RX Audi S1 9th 12th 6th 11th 7
11 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX Ford Fiesta 14th 9th 15th 10th 6
12 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD Ford Fiesta 13th 8th 14th 15th 5
13 7 Russia Timur Timerzyanov STARD Ford Fiesta 12th 10th 13th 16th 4
14 43 United States Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS 11th 13th 16th 13th 3
15 44 Germany Timo Scheider MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 16th DNS 5th 7th 2
16 84 France "Knapick" Hervé "Knapick" Lemonnier Citroën DS3 20th 15th 20th 18th 1
17 10 Hungary "Csucsu" Speedy Motorsport Kia Rio 19th 14th 19th DNF
18 96 Sweden Kevin Eriksson MJP Racing Team Austria Ford Fiesta 15th DNS 12th 14th
19 60 Finland Joni-Pekka Rajala Vaaranmaa Racing Mitsubishi Mirage 18th DSQ 18th 17th
20 67 Belgium François Duval DA Racing Peugeot 208 17th DSQ 17th DNF

Semi-Finals[]

Semi-Final 1
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 13 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 05:05.006 6
2 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.285 5
3 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +4.641 4
4 68 Finland Niclas Grönholm GRX +7.185 3
5 21 Sweden Timmy Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +7.931 2
6 15 Latvia Reinis Nitišs EKS RX +8.687 1
Semi-Final 2
Pos. No. Driver Team Time Pts
1 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen 05:08.446 6
2 51 Switzerland Nico Müller EKS RX +4.442 5
3 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +5.329 4
4 71 Sweden Kevin Hansen Team Peugeot-Hansen +6.604 3
5 57 Finland Toomas Heikkinen EKS RX +01.04.714 2
6 11 Norway Petter Solberg PSRX Volkswagen Sweden DNF 1

Final[]

Pos. No. Driver Team Time/Retired Pts
1 3 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson PSRX Volkswagen Sweden 05:06.673 8
2 1 Sweden Mattias Ekström EKS RX +2.365 5
3 9 France Sébastien Loeb Team Peugeot-Hansen +3.919 4
4 13 Norway Andreas Bakkerud Hoonigan Racing Division +4.534 3
5 6 Latvia Jānis Baumanis STARD +10.053 2
6 51 Switzerland Nico Müller EKS RX +20.976 1

Standings after the event[]

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

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.

External links[]

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