Fraser McConnell credits teamwork for final day RallyX Nordic success

By August 16, 2021

Fraser McConnell credits teamwork for him being able to finish second overall in the SuperCar category of the RallyX Nordic that concluded in Arvika, Sweden on Sunday.

McConnell was held off by champion Johan Kristoffersson, who was winning his maiden RallyX Nordic title.

McConnell showed a blistering pace to claim his semi-final and lock in a front-row start for the final, which the Jamaican subsequently converted into a second-place finish – securing second in the overall standings in the process after Sondre Evjen could only manage sixth on the day.

Speaking with Sportsmax.TV today, McConnell described the weekend as tough but rewarding.

“(It was) a very successful weekend. We were going into the final weekend at fourth place in the standings and our goal was to get back to second place because first place was mathematically out of reach,” he said.

“We came in and the field was filled with some quality drivers, probably the toughest competition for the whole year, and it was a very demanding track so I had to give it everything, full focus the whole time. At a certain time, I had to stop overthinking everything, trust my instincts and drive.”

In the final, McConnell said he gave it everything he had.

“I was three points behind second-place so starting on the front row after winning my semi-final, that gave me the confidence and the track position that I needed to have my best shot at executing,” he said.

“After I crossed the line in second place and my rival in sixth, it made me edge him by one point throughout the entire season to end up in second place so that just goes to show how much teamwork into this with myself, my sponsors, my engineers and mechanics and everybody that takes time out of their extra hours, late shifts to make sure the car is okay.”

He said he would not have been able to achieve the success he has had in RallyX had it not been for the overwhelming support of his sponsors – The Jamaica Tourist Board (Visit Jamaica), Sandals, Rainforest Seafoods, Barita Investments, KIG, Tiger Power, ReMax Europe, Rymax Lubricants and Universal.

 

 

 

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