The Saturday in Hell was clearly dominated by home soil defender Petter Solberg who set the fastest times in practice as well as in both, the first and the second qualifying heats. Second position in the overnight standings has been claimed by his compatriot Andreas Bakkerud, while reigning European champion Timur Timerzyanov from Russia is currently third.
This weekend’s European Rallycross Championship round at Hell in Norway marks the 400th ERC round in motorsports history. Scotsman John Taylor won the first ever ERC round, on May 13 1973 at Melk in Austria, as well as the inaugural ERC series with a 170+bhp strong BDA engine in his Ford Escort (Mk1) RS1600.
Live timings and results for Round 5 of the 2013 FIA European Rallycross Championship at Hell in Norway are available via the official RallycrossRX website.
“To The Flicks”, the video corner of ERC24, presents the moving pictures of Chris Courteyn Video Productions taken at different FRC venues.
It could or should have been the day of Petter Solberg, but while leading the all decisive Final by almost 4 seconds the car of “Hollywood” broke after a jump and the Kouvola victory fell prey to Tanner Foust.