|Robin Larsson leading the pack.|
PHOTO CREDIT: JC Raceteknik
Reigning RallyX Nordic Champion Robin Larsson claimed a win and second-place finish at the 'All-Star' Magic Weekend in Höljes this past weekend.
Larsson renowned for his trademark 'just-gotta-send-it’ style powered to victory by 0.662 over Johan Kristoffersson in the first Supercar round at the RallyX Nordic Magic Weekend.
But it was not all smooth sailing for the Swede, Niclas Grönholm won every qualifying session including his semi-final, but it all came undone in the final where Robin was able to get off the line better than his rival to take the lead into the first corner.
The Swede went on to win the first round of the RallyX Nordic 'All-Star' Magic Weekend ahead of Kristoffersson and Grönholm.
"For the first time in the new car, I got into it quickly and we increased the pace over the weekend. Starting with a win in the first round was a nice result for me and the whole team," he said.
Whilst Sunday provided to be a bit of a challenge for many in the field. Robin still managed to claim second-place after being beaten to turn one by Johan Krisoffersson who won the final by 4.677 seconds in wet conditions.
"In the final on Sunday, it was raining hard and we knew the start would be critical. It was a shame that we lost out there to [Johan] Kristoffersson because apart from that we had the same lap times. At the same time, [Niclas] Gronholm made a mistake in his semi-final, so it shows how small the margins are. It was a tough weekend, so a second-place feels good anyway," Larsson adds.
For JC Raceteknik, the event proved to be a successful start to the season. Larsson who will be driving for KYB Team JC in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in the latest-specification Audi S1 Supercar began the weekend with victory in round one on Thursday. He also had the pace in mixed conditions in round two on Saturday and Sunday.
"We came here as a warm-up for the World Championship and now I know that we are okay in the rain too when we get going," he said. "Joel and the team have made the car work like clockwork. Our pace was good against the other World RX drivers, Niclas who was really sharp last year is a good measure. Now we just need to make some small adjustments and get better starts."
Written By - Junaid Samodien