TROIS-RIVIÈRES — This is not the fans who complain. Since the beginning of the season of the world Championship of rallycross, we note that a good fight is emerging between the teams of manufacturers. We still had the proof of it, at the end of the week in Belgium, where the French Sébastien Loeb won his first victory of the campaign, in front of almost 30 000 people on the legendary circuit of Mettet.
The driver of the Team Peugeot took the honours for the third race of the calendar. It was his second career win in Rallycross RX, and certainly its most spectacular! It is only during the final round, Loeb believed to defend his second place, while the Swedish Mattias Ekstrom on his Audi, was in the first position. But Ekstrom had not yet borrowed the tower alternative, this is a must visit for all drivers in the championship in each of the races.
Ekstrom has had to negotiate a detour on the track, while the French Loeb, a legend of the rally become a permanent rallycross, was racing toward the checkered flag. Petter Solberg and Timmy Hansen followed in the order on the podium, while Ekstrom had to settle for the fourth place, ahead of Johan Kristoffersson, always leader in the championship, with nine points ahead of Loeb.
We’re talking about a crazy race because the battles have been epic throughout the weekend.
From the first seconds of the final Sunday, the Volkswagen team-mates Solberg and Kristoffersson were affected, and the second was forced to maneuver his car on two wheels in corner number one! Unsurprisingly, the scene has made the rounds of social networks.
The analysis of the races of rallycross at RDS, Patrick Carpentier, was also swept away by speaking to one of the best shows he had seen in motorsport. “It is, at this time, the best sports car championship on the planet. I am really looking forward to see it at Three Rivers, 4, 5 and 6 August”, he wrote on his page Facebook.
The races of the world Championship of rallycross are telecast on the airwaves of RDS in recovery.