27 April, 2011

Toomas in A-Final!

At the first race of the FIA European Rallycross championship at Lidden Hill, UK, Toomas Heikkinen finished 6th in the A-final!

The Finnish champion 2010 driver of the Per Eklund Motorsport team drove a very good qualification. The first heat on sunday 24th of April Toomas drive only a 13th time overall. The next day it was much better. The second heat, it was an amazingly good third time overall and in the third heat it was even a second time overall!
These resuls gave the Saab 9-3 driver a direct third place at the start grid of the A-final.

(c) www.erc24.com

In a finale he was less fortunate. Due to a flat tire, he lost a position and finished 6th. A very good result at this first race.

(c) http://www.erc24.com/

Results A-final

  1. Sverre Isachsen (N), Ford Focus

  2. Marc Laboulle (F), Citroën C4

  3. Davy Jeanney (F), Citroën C4

  4. Liam Doran (GB), Citroën C4

  5. Timur Timerzyanov (Rus), Citroën C4

  6. Toomas Heikkinen (Fin), SAAB 9-3 ASS

Here some very great onboard videos!

22 April, 2011

First race ERC 2011: Heikkinen

At the first race of the European Championship rallycross at Lydden Hill Race Circuit (Wootton) in England, team Eklund motorsport starts again with 2010 Finnish Rallycross Champion Toomas Heikkinen (SAAB 9-3 ASS).

The young Finn completed the 2010 season with a win in a Rallycross event at New Jersey Motorsports Park at Millville, NJ (USA) back in November.
Heikkinen continues his partnership with Eklund Motorsport in 2011 and therefore Per Eklund and his team build a brand new SAAB 9-3 for the Finn for the complete European Championship. Earlier this week, at Strängnäs Motorstadion in Sweden, the team had their final test session.

from: www.rallycross.com