F1 has Monaco, NASCAR has Daytona, and World RX has Sweden. A championship highlight with little comparison; where over 45,000 people descend on the ordinarily sleepy town of Höljes – registered population 143 – to enjoy three days of world class motorsport in the height of the Swedish summer. What’s more Johan Kristoffersson and Andreas Bakkerud left their rivals floundering in the dust, and made it two-for-two, with a second successive Monster Energy podium lockout in as many race weekends.
For Swedish Kristoffersson the victory at rallycross’ fan-favourite ‘Magic Weekend’ was made even more special, as it was not only his home event win, but also his sixth successive podium of 2017. This now draws him level with team mate Petter Solberg for the outright record of consecutive podium finishes, and gives the 28 year old racer a 31 point lead in the drivers’ championship.