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EURO RX CHAMPION LARSSON STEPS UP TO WORLD RX FOR LATVIA

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

2019 FIA European Rallycross Champion Robin Larsson will take on the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Riga in Latvia with the JC Raceteknik Audi S1 Supercar he used to win the title last weekend in France.

Larsson has an unassailable lead in the Euro RX points after his fourth win from five events, so will switch to taking on the World RX regulars in Latvia. He will continue to drive the S1 RX used by Mattias Ekstrom to win the World RX Drivers’ Championship in 2016. Larsson’s place in the Swedish team’s Euro RX line-up will be taken by Mats Ohman.

“It will be really fun to be to take this chance and get into the World Championship. I've obviously raced in World RX before, but it will be a little special to make this jump in the middle of the season when the World RX drivers are in a really tight fight in the championship. We have set very good times in the European Championship season, but the very last pieces have to be put together in World RX,” Larsson said. “It will be exciting to see how we stand against the World RX guys now when we will be up against them. I think you can raise your own level even more when you are fighting to keep up, so maybe we can close the gap more too. The goal is to at least make the semi-finals, and use this as a good event to check our pace.”

Larsson won the World RX of Argentina in 2015 driving his own Audi. JC Raceteknik team principal Joel Christoffersson believes it’s possible for the 27-year old to fight at the front of the field in Latvia. “It will be great fun to be able to race in World RX with Robin this year. Since we secured the European Championship gold in France, we seized this opportunity. It’s a little like a prize for Robin and the whole team We have had good pace in Euro RX all season, and we were fast in RallyX Nordic in Riga, so it will be fun to see how we get on against the World RX teams. Of course it’s hard to say how it will go, but if we can fight for the top five times I will be very satisfied,” said Christoffersson.

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