Sat 03 Jun 2023

Dressed for success

As the 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship races into life at Montalegre in Portugal this weekend (3-4 June), Rallycross Promoter is delighted to unveil a new partnership with Swedish clothing company Båstadgruppen to kit out the series’ commentators and reporters.

As the 2023 FIA World Rallycross Championship races into life at Montalegre in Portugal this weekend (3-4 June), Rallycross Promoter is delighted to unveil a new partnership with Swedish clothing company Båstadgruppen to kit out the series’ commentators and reporters.

The history of Båstadgruppen stretches all the way back to 1907, when August Johansson began making wooden clogs at his farm in Bjäre. That was the beginning of the Toffelfabriken clog factory in Troentorp and the ‘Båstad clog’, which ultimately became Båstadgruppen.

Over a century on, Båstadgruppen – placing a strong focus on innovation, durability and setting the industry pace, much like World RX – is now one of the Nordic region’s leading suppliers of workwear, footwear and gloves. Fittingly for a partnership with a championship in which the drivers and cars display lightning-quick reaction times, it is accustomed to responding swiftly to ever-changing market requirements.

The company is also no stranger to the rallycross paddock, courtesy of its pre-existing relationship with defending world championship-winning outfit Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS.

The official World RX broadcast team is now similarly equipped with clothing supplied by two of Båstadgruppen’s sub-brands – South West and Matterhorn – enabling the RX+ presenters to look the part in stylish, sporty and sustainable garments whatever the weather.

“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Båstadgruppen,” said Rallycross Promoter Managing Director, Arne Dirks. “Like World RX, Båstadgruppen is an organisation that never stands still and is constantly striving to improve and to be at the forefront when it comes to innovation, sustainability and social responsibility. The clothes produced by South West and Matterhorn not only look great but are also comfortable and durable – the perfect fit for a World RX race weekend.”

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