Olofsson’s Maiden Victory At His Homeland

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Magic Weekend has ended in style at the small village of Höljes in Sweden. The 5th round of RX Lites 2016 series has organised as a supporting event for the 6th round of FIA Wolrd Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. According to officials, 44.400 spectators have joined the action at the venue on extended weekend. The schedule started on Thursday and first warm up session run on friday. There were more than 110 drivers in 4 different classes. 17 of them were RX Lites which is a new record entry number since its beginning in 2014. Rain and cold weather forced the drivers to make mistakes and struggled to stay on the road. They challenged their rivals under extremely hard conditions.

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RX Lites regular Simon Olofsson has won the round at his home soil. Young Swede achieved this success after stepping on the podium for twice in a row on the last 2 rounds. This is his first ever win on his RX Lites career and Simon is now at the 3rd position of season standings.

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FFSA backed Frenchman Cyril Raymond choosed to take less risks throughout the weekend to defend his overall lead. Knowing that this is not a standalone race but a Championship, Cyril settled for 2nd position at the race and extended his lead at the top.

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Johan Larsson was the rookie for the series. It was his first ever RX Lites experience and he destoyed all odds by making it to podium on sunday.

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Championship contender Thomas Bryntesson was one of the sad names of the weekend for sure. When he jump started and penalised by 2x Joker Laps, Thomas knew that his championship title is sliding off of his hands. He took the lead right after the start and defended wisely but as he got into Joker Lap for twice, he lost his position. Despite that mistake, he managed to finish at 4th and didnt let the gap extend too much with Raymond. He is now at the 2nd position and only 2 points behind the leader.

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Alexander Westlund finished 5th and another new-comer Marcus Höglund finished 6th.

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5 out of 7 rounds of 2016 RX Lites Cup is over. Teams and drivers are taking a summer break till the 6th round which will be organised in legendary Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona on 17-18 September weekend. But before heading to Barcelona there will be a special event : Intercontnental RX Lites Cup which will be otrganised as a supporting event for CanadaRX on 6-7 August.

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You can find the whole race results and championship standings at our results page.

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