Swedish rallycross team JC Raceteknik scored another victory in the RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites championship with rising star Thomas Bryntesson at Solvalla, round four of the series (September 3). Joachim Hvaal joined his team mate in the final and finished fifth.Running with a round of the Swedish Touring Car Championship, the event attracted almost 12,000 spectators, where Bryntesson dominated by winning every race on track to extend his lead in the championship standings. The Norwegian now holds a 21-point advantage over the second place driver.Joachim Hvaal continued his strong season with a fifth place finish to retain fourth place in the points. Regular JC Raceteknik RallyX Nordic driver William Nilsson had a troubled event, unable to find a good rhythm on Stockholm circuit. Both he and the team’s guest driver, Viktor Johansson, qualified for the second semi-final but neither finished the race, and were classified 9th and 12threspectively.

JC Raceteknik will now turn its attention back to the FIA World Rallycross Championship supporting RX Lites Cup, with the next round taking place at Barcelona in Spain, in two weeks time (September 17 – 18), where Bryntesson will resume battle for championship honours with Frenchman Cyril Raymond.


Joel Christoffersson, Team Principal :

“Thomas dominated the whole weekend and won everything he drove in. It’s a great boost for him in the championship. Joachim proved once again that he is fast and despite a small mistake in the semi-final, he reached the final and did in my opinion a good job there, even if the result was not what we wanted. William had a sluggish weekend and did not really find a good rhythm until the third heat. We walked around the track together on Friday evening and discussed what we could change to help him improve. We improved some settings on your car, which should help going forward. Viktor showed that he is a good driver, but it is not easy to venture into the class after a break. He had a good event overall, but would have to run more often to find his top pace. In Barcelona ​​we go aiming for victory. Most importantly Thomas has to pick points from Raymond and regain the championship lead RX Lites Cup.”

Thomas Bryntesson (NOR) #72 :

“It is brilliant to score victory here. I was very unlucky last time, so it is extra fun when all everything works perfectly. I have had good speed and the correct settings throughout the weekend. It’s always nice when everything is working well and you don’t have to push at 110% all the time. But, there are two races left in the championship and I don’t expect any victories in advance. It will be exciting to see how it goes in Knutstorp at the next round. I have never driven there before, but it’s always fun with new challenges. The hope is, of course, to finish on top there as well, but the key is to get the good points for the championship now.”

Joachim Hvaal (NOR) #99 :

“The early races went very well for me and I’m happy with my own performance, particularly in the first heat, where I was second to Thomas in the times. My bad start in the semi-final meant I had a bad starting position for the final. The start of the final was good, but it’s tough to get to the top from the back of the grid. I was stuck in traffic and in addition to that my tyres started to overheat too. It meant that I dropped the pace and finished in fifth place.”

William Nilsson (SWE) #69 :

“Right now it feels hard to take and I got unlucky, again. I rose continuously in the table and improved my times. This makes it particularly sad that it did not go my way in the end. At the start of the semi-final, I saw a gap but could not get past the other cars. I got hit and the driveshaft and wheel hub broke. The hope for the next round is obvious, to score a top position. But the main goal is to go forward in the right direction. I have to try to break the negative pattern and will not give up until I get some fluency back – sooner or later my luck has to turn.”

Viktor Johansson (SWE) #70 :

“I’m a competitive person and always have high expectations of myself. Obviously I’m disappointed with the result, but now that I can look back I can see what has gone well. I’ve had a break, and but with a few laps I can almost match some of the fastest times. In the semi-final I crashed into the concrete wall. The support arm in the front suspension broke. It is of course very sad to break it and end there. Lites is one of my options for the future and it’s reasonable price-wise. But we’ll just see what happens before we decide.”

RallyX Nordic, Round 4, Solvalla result :

1 – Thomas Bryntesson                    SWE       JC Raceteknik

2 – Oliver Eriksson                           SWE       Olsbergs MSE

3 – Andreas Wernersson                  SWE      Olsbergs MSE

4 – Simon Olofsson                         SWE       Simon Olossson RX

5 – Joachim Hvaal                           NOR      JC Race Teknik Supercar

6 – Thomas Holmen                         NOR      Holmenrx

7 – Tobias Brink                               SWE       Brink

8 – Santosh Berggren                      SWE       A  Berggrens Bilservice FLOBY

9 – Wiliam Nilsson                           SWE       JC Raceteknik

10-Tobias Svärd                              SWE

11-Alexander Westlund                   SWE       WestlundRX

12-Viktor Johansson                       SWE       JC Raceteknik

13-Vasily Gryazin                             LAT        Sports Racing Technologies

14-Jonathan Walfridsson                 SWE       Helmia Motorsport