The first day of the World Driving Championship at Solvalla has ended, with three different winners in each of the races and Swedish driver Ulf Ohlsson in the lead.
Ulf Ohlsson finished first in his third race of the day with Italian Venerdi, a victory which pushed him to first place in the entire championship. In Ohlssons first race with Landing Gear, he finished in a shared fourth place and in his second race he placed sixth with Enjoy’s X. Drive. Ohlsson and Venerdi, who is trained by Pietro Gubellini, got a perfect trip to the finish line where they finished ahead of Matthew Williamson of New Zeeland.
– It is an honor to be representing Sweden, and it’s all about enjoying the week. I had been told that Venerdi did not like to trot in the lead, and it was just the ideal race for us. It feels great to be winning races for Sweden, Ulf Ohlsson said following his victory.
Finnish driver Mika Forss is in second place following todays races. Forss placed first in his first race with Hersey Boko. Hersey Boko, trained by Lisa Maria Orefors, immediately took the lead and stayed there to the finish line. Forss’ day continued with him placing in fourth with B.W.T. Danger and finally in ninth with Bishop.
The reigning champion, Canadian driver James McDonald, had also started the day off great. After a perfect trip he’s made a big upset in the second WDC-race. Despite not being as successful in the other races today, McDonald is currently in third place on the leaderboard.
Top 3 after Day 1:
Ulf Ohlsson, 33,5 points
Mika Forss, 31
James McDonald 28