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LARSSON: "WE NEED TO TURN IT AROUND"

Sweden’s Robin Larsson has had a lot of luck in recent FIA World Rallycross Championship events, but unfortunately for the permanent driver, it’s all been of the bad variety.

Larsson has failed to make it beyond the first heat at the two most recent events without problems and is looking for a change in fortune in Norway this weekend. “In Holjes (Sweden) we had a big issue with the engine – it blew in the first heat. Then in Canada we had a failure in the propshaft, we don’t know the reason but we think it might have been cracked before. Everything is brand new under there now and we hope that it won’t happen again,” said Larsson.

The Audi A1 driver hasn’t had a lot of luck at Hell in in the past; he has blown an engine in both of the last two years - in TouringCar in 2013 and Supercar last season. “We need to turn it around so I can drive a lot. I didn’t do hardly driving in Sweden and only one heat in Canada. We need to get faster - to the pace of the others. We’re way behind them now so we need to keep pushing and hopefully get some luck.”

Despite his previous misfortune, Larsson likes the Hell circuit. “I think the track is pretty good here. There are some racing lines and some not so important. You can be both a racing driver and a rally driver here. We’ve had some good speed when we haven’t been struggling and if we can get a good setup in practice tomorrow and keep it running, I think it can be good. Two good average runs, like top eight, would be really good tomorrow. It’s better that it’s me that struggles and not the car, because I can find more time in myself.”

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