Thursday 28th of November 2013

Double Swedish rallycross champions Hedstroms Motorsport will contest the FIA World Rallycross Championship with lead driver Peter Hedstrom.

The team competed in the 2013 RallycrossRX series and are also pursuing options to run a second driver and compete in the new teams championship next season, in a pair of Skoda Fabias.

“Peter will do the full championship, and we are speaking to lots of people at the moment about the second car, it will be interesting to see what happens over the next months,” said team principle Anders Hedstrom. "We have three cars, and we are able to run them all no problem. Maybe Helga (the MkI Fabia) could be used in the European championship, we have some drivers interested in doing that too.”

More than capable of looking after the cars, Hedstroms are relatively inexperienced at running their own cars in the highest tier in rallycross. The 2013 season didn’t bring the success the Torsby-based team craved, but Hedstrom thinks they have the solution for next year:

“Our guys are very good and they work very hard, but they are not full-time rallycross engineers. We are looking for a chief engineer who can bring some good rallycross knowledge with them into the team, that is where we are missing out. With someone like that involved we can be strong, private teams still have a good chance, that is one of the reasons why the World Rallycross Championship will be so good.”

No strangers to running more than one car, the team ran two Skoda Fabia’s at the start of the 2013 RallycrossRX season before splitting with second driver Knut Ove Borseth.

In 2012 they ran Swedish rally star PG Andersson in their home round of the European championship at Holjes, both cars making the final.

Hedstrom has been busy with sponsor work, notably with main sponsor Auto Experten.

They were recently involved in a television commercial for Swedish television channel TV4, shown ten times each day.

“We filmed the advert in the middle of Stockholm. It took all day, we started at 09:00 and finished at 23:00. They had 40 camera crew, it was a lot of fun to be involved with,” said Peter Hedstrom, who plays the father in the 31 second clip. 

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