Press release, 5 November 2012:
Max result for Max Christensen
Fantastic title clincher for Danish Subaru
Danish rally drivers Max Christensen and Ole Frederiksen took
their Subaru Impreza WRX to an impressive result in the Danish
Rally Championship final on the remote and hilly island of
Bornholm. Not only did they conquer the Group N Cup for standard
production cars, they even took second place in the Danish 4WD
Championship, where the Group N cars faced strong competition from
Super 2000 rally cars.
After an eight-month battle, the Subaru crew fought down three
Peugeot 207 Super 2000 cars and a Fiat Punto Grande Super 2000 car,
only to give way to a single Peugeot Super 2000.
"I don't think we could have done much more than we did," said
the newly-crowned Group N winner Max Christensen on the podium
after a tough rally.
"The wet conditions in the morning were optimal for us and
provided a good opportunity to stretch out an overall lead, so we
drove with maximum attack on the very demanding stages," he
Still, after five out of twelve special stages, Max Christensen
and Ole Frederiksen held the overall lead in the Danboring Rally,
and only when the roads began to dry out did they have to give way
to the 4WD Championship-winning Peugeot Super 2000.
"It is utopian to think you can go faster than a Super 2000 car
when the roads are dry. So we took the safe option and went for the
Group N Cup and second place in the 4WD Championship," Max
Starting out on the Danboring Rally, Max Christensen and Ole
Frederiksen were placed second in the Group N Cup, but the very
high speeds among the three Group N title contenders, the two
others being Mitsubishi Lancers crews, forced one to crash and the
other to retire with a broken engine, leaving the road free for
Christensen and Frederiksen.
This was a bit of a disappointment for experienced co-driver Ole
"It is always an anti-climax when you lose your best competitors
early on in a rally. We had been really looking forward to a tough
battle, and I am convinced we would have come out on top anyway. So
then we concentrated on cementing second place in the 4WD
Championship instead," he reflects.
The newly-crowned Group N champs still don't know what 2013 will
"My Subaru has done immaculately well all season, causing
absolutely no problems at all. We will now look at the regulations
for next year once they are published, and then decide what to do,"
Max Christensen evaluates after a highly competitive season.
With the Baltic Sea in the background, Max Christensen's Subaru
flies over the hilltops on the island of Bornholm, heading for
second place in the Danish 4WD Championship, and victory in Group
Max Christensen and Ole Frederiksen are usually among
the fastest and furthest-jumping when the stages are really fast.
Here their Subaru Impreza negotiates a high-speed jump.
Silver cups for Ole Frederiksen and Max Christensen
after a long rally season. What 2013 will bring, the newly-crowned
Group N winners still don't know.
Video from Danish TV2
See Max Christensen on Danish TV here: