Monday, 3 December 2018

TOP 30 PHOTOGRAPHS: 2018 Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa - DAY 2.

The 2018 Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa has come and gone, but the memories will last forever, and so will photographs taken at the event. 

Over the course of the World RX event, I captured an incredible 5215 photographs on a  Nikon D3100 (body) with two lenses - 18-55mm and 55-200mm.

Day Two promised to be exciting after Sebastien Loeb took the overnight top qualifiers spot, and the 2018 Champion Johan Kristoffersson would have to launch a fight back to claim the overall top qualifiers spot. 

The Swede fought back and claimed wins in the two qualifying heats, and on count back claimed the overall top qualifiers spot. 

Oliver Eriksson was crowned the 2018 RX2 Series World Champion.

Kristoffersson claimed his 11th win from 12 rounds in Cape Town, with Mattias Ekstrom in second, Sebastien Loeb third, Kevin Hansen in fourth, DNF's for Timmy Hansen and Petter Solberg. 

Timo Scheider chatting outside the Munnich Motorsport garage.
Timur Timerzyanov initiating a slide to enter the dirt corner perfectly. 
Guerlain Chicherit attacking the barriers. 
Kevin Hansen attacking the kerbs.
RX2 driver Oliver Eriksson landing his jump.
National Rally demo.
South African Cross Country Series demo with Renault. 
South African Cross Country Series buggy demo lap.
Janis Baumanis flirting with the barriers. 
Niclas Gronholm with the stunning Table Mountain in the background.
Johan Kristoffersson leading the qualifying 3 session.
Andreas Bakkerud flirting with the barriers in pursuit of Petter Solberg.
Synchronized RX2 jumping.
Jason Webb drifting his MONstang. 
Robin Larsson turned around by his teammate Kevin Eriksson.
Kevin Eriksson being chased down by Guerlain Chicherit.
Andreas Bakkerud defending Turn 2 with Kevin Hansen and Timo Scheider attacking from behind.
Kristoffersson taking the kerb, while Solberg and Ekstrom are trying a different line in Turn 2.
RX2 driver Trogen leading the way. 
Timmy Hansen leading the way while Bakkerud has a sideways moment on the jump.
Some serious air for Petter Solberg.
RX2 driver Gryazin got caught off-guard by Oliver Eriksson and rear ended him. Gryazin continued racing with the damage. 
Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg neck and neck with the Loeb, T. Hansen, Ekstrom and K. Hansen chasing.
Ekstrom leading Loeb and Hansen. 
Johan Kristoffersson celebrating his win. 
The PODIUM with WINNER Kristoffersson, Ekstrom and Loeb. Including Petter Solberg with the Supercharge Award.
Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson celebrate their results.
Sebastien Loeb and Mattias Ekstrom gate crash the celebratory photo. 
Oliver Solberg hugging his father after the World RX final retirement (after an incident on lap 2).
The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Champions - PSRX Volkswagen Sweden.
The TOP THREE drivers in the FIA World Rallycross PRESS CONFERENCE. 

I truly hope that you have enjoyed these photographs and the galleries!

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