2017 FIM Snowcross World Champion
Born on 7 September 1989 in Lima, Sweden
RENHEIM REIGNS AGAIN ON THE SNOW
Adam Renheim (Ski-Doo) claimed his third straight FIM Snowcross World Championship title in typically dominant fashion with a double victory in front of a jubilant home crowd in his native Sweden. The two-day format in the small municipality of Älvsbyn near the northeast coast of the country, included warm-up and practice on Friday, with qualifying and two championship races on Saturday, when the world’s fastest snowcross racers would go ‘bar to bar’ for their chance to win the 2017 world crown.
Renheim showed his determination to defend his title with the fastest time after the opening day's action, followed by his compatriots Marcus Ogemar (Lynx) and Nisse Kjellström (Arctic Cat). However, the Swedish pair were unable to keep pace with Renheim once Final 1 got underway, with the defending champ snatching the holeshot and leading the entire race – a performance he repeated in Final 2. Ogemar and Kjellström were also overpowered by Finland’s Aki Pihlaja (Lynx) and Norwegian rookie Elias Ishoel (Ski-Doo) for the podium places.
Pihlaja repeated his runner-up championship position from last year after going 2-2 following some close racing with Ishoel, who was in second position during the early stages of Final 1 before being overcome by his more experienced rival in an intense battle filled with narrow misses and close calls. With identical podiums in both races the championship was decided: Renheim was again the champion, from Pihlaja and Ishoel.
4 World titles – 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
2016 FIM Snowcross World Champion
RENHEIM MAKES IT BACK-TO-BACK
Adam Renheim (Ski-Doo) successfully defended the FIM Snowcross World Championship title he won last season with back-to-back victories in the two rounds of the 2016 series. After dominating the opening round in Finland, Renheim headed to Alta, Norway, as the clear favourite but bursts of rain across the weekend made for a gnarly circuit.
Renheim was untouchable all day as he set the fastest lap in qualifying and carried that blistering pace into the final, where he pulled the holeshot and dominated with yet another perfect performance. Behind the Swedish star, Finland’s Aki Pihlaja (Lynx) did enough to be crowned championship runner-up with fourth place, whilst sixth for Renheim's fellow Swede Nisse Kjellstrom (Polaris) combined with his third place at the opening round to secure the bronze medal overall.
3 World titles – 2013, 2014, 2016