Petter Solberg has extended his lead in the World Rallycross championship after claiming victory in the World RX of Great Britain at Lydden Hill.

The Norwegian star enjoyed a dominant weekend, claiming two heat victories on his way to the top step of the rostrum on Sunday's final. He now leads the championship after four rounds by 29 points over Johan Kristoffersson, who finished third behind Mattias Ekstrom.

"It's been a fantastic weekend; good weather, a lot of people, a fantastic atmosphere and some really close racing," Solberg said. "We had some issues with the car's engine this morning but everything was working well for the semis and then I just pushed really hard in the final.

"I pushed so hard that I even got a puncture on the last corner, I was driving at my limit! A lot of my mechanics are English, which makes this win at Lydden even more special - not just for me, but for the whole team."

Brit Andrew Jordan, a BTCC regular who wildcarded for Team Peugeot-Hansen at Lydden Hill, notched up a win in heat three in front of his home crowd while Ekstrom claimed victory in heat four.

Last season's inaugural winner of the World RX of Great Britain Andreas Bakkerud claimed fourth place, just head of his OMSE team-mate Reinis Nitiss who completed the top five.



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