Weekend round-up – All the Kerry action from the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Finland and the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in Scotland

Weekend round-up

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and his Firies engineer Richard Browne left Finland as leaders of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Kristoffersson won Saturday’s third round at the the Kouvola Circuit.

“I have to thank the team today, we did a lot of work and put a lot of effort into this weekend, especially having only one car on a new track to learn. It’s been quite tricky but it feels very nice to win practice, Q1, Q2, Q3, my semi-final and final today,” said Kristofferson.

Browne could be seen on the live television footage acting as a spotter for his team’s star driver.

The Volkswagen Motorsport engineer’s main role, once he has delivered a perfect car to the grid, is to inform Kristoffersson on the best time to dart into the joker lap complex during a race. The pair are in radio contact throughout but Browne can see which of their rivals have taken joker and can advice on an optimum lap to take the extra track.

They had to settle for fourth on Sunday’s fourth round, the first time in 2020 that Kristoffersson didn’t finish on the podium, he was Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov, in a race to the finish line.

Kristoffersson continues to lead the Drivers’ Championship standings

The fifth and sixth rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will take place on 19-20 September at the Neste World RX of Riga in Latvia.

Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Lorcan Hanifan is sixth in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship standings after a double-header weekend at Knockhill in Scotland.

He failed to finish the first race but a good effort in race two.

His start position on the grid was hindered by the previous race’s non-finish and he had to battle backmarker and traffic to eventually finish sixth.

The Leeds-based racer with strong family ties to Tralee is third in the rookie standings after six of 16 rounds.

His next race is at Thruxton in Hampshire on September 19/20.

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