KROGSTAD SET FOR eRX2
Tuesday 8th of September 2020
Norway’s Henrik Krogstad will be one of the first drivers to race in the new FIA eRX2 Championship within the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2021 as prize for winning the 2020 RX2 International Series.
Driving for the Yellow Squad team, which is run by World RX drivers Kevin and Timmy Hansen, together with Team Faren, Krogstad took the 2020 RX2 title in a double-header shoot out in Denmark last weekend. His prize for winning the title is a fully-funded, single-round entry into FIA eRX2 next year.
“I can’t wait to drive the eRX2 car. I’m super excited for the sport’s new era, and to be one of the first guys to compete in a fully electric rallycross race is hugely motivating,” said Krogstad.
eRX2 will replace the RX2 International Series next year as the official entry level step into the World RX package. The eRX2 car has been developed as a joint venture between the Spanish electro-mobility specialist QEV Technologies and Olsbergs MSE. The arrive-and-drive cars will use four wheel-drive, spaceframe chassis and a 32kWh battery producing 250kW (335bhp) of power to a pair of independent motors, one at the front and one at the rear.
Krogstad also won the 2020 RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites title in the Nysum showdown. He was second on the first day to Belgium’s Guillaume De Ridder – the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship driver making a return to the sport – then won on Sunday to lift the crown. Krogstad raced in 2018 and took P3 in the RX2 points, but didn’t have the budget to race last year.
“This means everything to me. It’s what we’ve been working for, not only this year but last year as well. The end of 2018 was really tough for me, and for a long time it really looked like I would never race again. Just to be on the grid this year was an achievement in itself. The level of competition at Nysum was so high, but we were quick all weekend and to take the RX2 title is just incredible – I’m a bit lost for words,” said Krogstad. “This is such a great result for the team – it’s the first year of the #YellowSquad Supercar Lites programme, and they really deserve this success for all the hard work that has gone into it.”
Sweden’s Oliver Eriksson, who won round one of the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar at the World RX of Sweden at Holjes two weeks ago, took the RallyX Nordic Supercar series title at Nysum in an Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta. He will return to Euro RX at the Neste World RX of Riga-Latvia next week.
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