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LARSSON STEPS UP TO FULL WORLD RX CAMPAIGN

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Sweden’s Robin Larsson, the 2019 FIA European Rallycross Champion, will race an Audi S1 with the JC Raceteknik team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season.

Larsson took four victories in Euro RX Supercar last season on his way to a second title, and raced in World RX at the Latvian round in Riga. He previously won the World RX of Argentina in 2015, driving an Audi A1.

This season he will race the Audi S1 built by the EKS team for Mattias Ekstrom in 2018. “It’s so exciting to be entering the World Championship with a strong team and a good car. Last year, both me and Joel [Christoffersson, JC Raceteknik team principal] had our best seasons ever, so continuing this together with the team will be extra special. Of course, there will be tough events with many fast drivers, but that’s what rallycross is all about,” Larsson said.

The 27-year-old has high hopes for the season ahead. “We had a good speed last year with good times against the World Championship drivers. Now that we are racing together on track I will be able to increase the pace even more. We’ll see during the first events how we stack up against the other teams. It would be nice to have good results straight away and to be able to continue that form. There are going to be many lovely battles I think.”

JC Raceteknik Team Principal Joel Christoffersson says it’s a dream come true for his team to enter World RX full-time. "Since I started JC Raceteknik it has been a dream for me and the team to be able to enter the World Championship. Last year we had a great season with Robin, so getting the opportunity to take this step together with him is really exciting for all of us,” he said.

"We know that the competition in the World Championship will be extremely tough, but at the same time Robin comes with fantastic car control and confidence from the European Championship. He has shown that he is really fast, with lap times that match the World Championship drivers, so to say we want to be getting into the finals and fighting for the top places is a realistic goal.

"We are able to do this thanks to Br Öhman and Robin's partners. We are still working to get the full budget together, so far it looks good but we won’t stop working until we know it’s secured.”

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