Oliver Eriksson re-established his advantage at the top of the RX2 International Series – which uses P1 Advanced Racewear as its official race suit suppler – standings as the championship sped across the Atlantic to Trois-Rivières in Canada at the weekend.

Quickest from Q2 onwards, the championship leader’s success was assisted by lightning starts that meant the Swede invariably reached the first corner at the front of the field – and from there on, he did not look back.

It was a fantastic podium lockout for the Olsbergs MSE team, with Belgium’s Guillaume De Ridder coming home second and America’s Cole Keatts third. Latvia’s Vasiliy Gryazin was fourth for Sports Racing Technologies.

Eriksson now heads the driver standings with 125 points, 11 points ahead of De Ridder with Norway’s Henrik Krogstad slipping away in third, having been knocked out in the semi final.

“It’s been an almost perfect weekend,” said Eriksson. “I missed out on a completely clean sweep by only one tenth-of-a-second – it was seven tenths at Silverstone, so I’m getting closer! My starts were quick and consistent throughout, and that was key to the end result, I think, in a one-make series where everyone is so competitive on lap times. It meant I could always control the pace and focus on driving my own race.

“The track was cutting up a bit by the time the final came round, so I decided to adopt a more cautious approach and just tried to keep it clean and bring the car home in one piece. That obviously worked out pretty well, and it’s great to have re-extended my championship lead – it was important for me to get back on the top step of the podium again after missing out in Norway and Sweden. Better still, to achieve an OMSE one-two-three was amazing and really rewards all the guys in the team for the long hours they put in at the circuit and back at base. This result is for all of them.”