Grönholm and Nitiss Joins When RallyX On Ice Hits Karlstad


After the great premiere in Höljes RallyX On Ice enters Karlstad. The second round of the winterseries set to due at Färjestadstravet in co-operation with Rally Sweden. Round two will also see the dayview of former Rally Sweden winner Marcus Grönholm and World RX bronze medalist Reinis Nitiss.

The premiere round of Höljes where Sebastian Eriksson claimed the victory was driven as an usual rallycross event. For the second round in Karlstad the competition will be a sprint. Drivers will challenge each other head to head on the same superspecial stage which is used by the WRC.

Former Rally World Champion Marcus Grönholm comes to RallyX On Ice to show his amazing car control combined with his great experience of driving.

“I come to sweden to show the youngsters how to really drive a rallycross car on ice.” Says Grönholm in a interview with Rally Sweden. Grönholm is not the only veteran driver of the field though. Former WRC driver Thomas Rådström makes his second outing in RallyX On Ice. Rådström who impressed with a fifth place in Höljes now meets a fierce competition in Karlstad. World RX bronze medalist Reinis Nitiss from Latvia makes his first go in RallyX On Ice. Nitiss missed the Höljes round where he instead did a rally in his homeground in Latvia. Nitiss rejoins Olsbergs MSE teammate Andreas Bakkerud and fellow Latvian driver Janis Baumanis who managed a place in the final in the first round.

Favorites for the second event are Höljes winner Sebastian Eriksson and Richard Göransson. Eriksson made the Höljes final boring by being to superior in front of the field. If Eriksson contains his strong pace he should be a massive favorite on Friday. Richard Göransson impressed big in Höljes but a missed start in the semifinal made him start from row two in the final. Göransson then were involved in some shenanigans in the start and never catched on to Eriksson.

The RallyX On Ice starts Friday at 20.25.

Entry List RallyX On Ice Karlstad.
Marcus Grönholm, Finland
Reinis Nitiss, Latvia
Andreas Bakkerud, Norway
Sebastian Eriksson, Sweden
Thomas Rådström, Sweden
Janis Baumanis, Latvia
Kevin Eriksson, Sweden
Richard Göransson, Sweden
Simon Olofsson, Sweden
Sandra Hultgren, Sweden
Thomas Holmen, Norway
Joakim Hvaal, Norway

Results RallyX On Ice standings after Höljes
1.Sebastian Eriksson, Sweden
2.Richard Göransson, Sweden
3.Joni Wiman, Finland
4.Tobias Svärd, Sweden
5.Thomas Rådström, Sweden
6.Janis Baumanis, Latvia