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World RX - Kristoffersson smashes Q3 in Cap Town

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2018 World RX of South Africa  - Qualifying 3

Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson drove almost the perfect race in Q3 Race Four at the World RX of South Africa, the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship to set the quickest time.

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden’s Kristoffersson made the best start and led for all four laps in his race to take his second quickest time of the weekend after winning Q2 yesterday. His time meant he beat the previous quickest time of Q3 set by Team Peugeot Total’s Sebastien Loeb when the Q1 winner took Q3 Race Three victory.

Loeb ended up second in Q3 on new tyres and his Peugeot team mate Timmy Hansen was third in the times. Loeb is still top of the Intermediate Classification with Qualifying 4 still to take place later today. Norway’s Petter Solberg followed his PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team mate Kristoffersson into the first corner but was passed by an around-the-outside move by Hansen and was fourth quickest. Fifth, sixth and seventh for EKS Audi Sport’s Mattias Ekstrom, Andreas Bakkerud and Team Peugeot Total’s Kevin Hansen in Q3 mirrors their positions in the Intermediate Classification.

GRX Taneco Team’s Timur Timerzyanov won Q3 Race One and was eighth quickest and GC Kompetition’s Anton Marklund was ninth. ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport’s Timo Scheider also tried an around-the-outside move at the first corner and was tenth quickest. The around-the-outside king himself, Olsbergs MSE’s Kevin Eriksson had a close race with his team mate Robin Larsson and was 11th quickest.