Andreas Bakkerud

Andreas Bakkerud is one of the biggest names in international motorsport, fighting tooth-and-nail for the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship crown in a battle that culminated in a dramatic season finale in Cape Town...

Nationality NOR
Date of Birth 10 October, 1991
Birthplace Bergen, Norway
Team ESmotorsport
Car  Škoda Fabia
Car number 13
Euro RX debut Sweden, 2009
Euro RX wins 11
Euro RX podiums 24

 

Andreas Bakkerud is one of the biggest names in international motorsport. After finishing third in Division 1A of the FIA European Rallycross Championship with SET Promotion in 2009 – winning the season finale in the Czech Republic – he clinched back-to-back Super1600 (now Euro RX3) crowns in 2011 and 2012, triumphing seven times along the way.

A campaign at Supercar level in 2013 yielded a further two victories and fourth spot in the end-of-season standings, before he stepped up to the World Championship stage in 2014. Wins in Britain and Turkey that year helped Olsbergs MSE to secure the Teams’ title and resulted in fifth position in the Drivers’ classification, which he improved upon to place fourth in 2015.

In 2016, Bakkerud switched to Hoonigan Racing Division in a Ford Focus RS, prevailing on three occasions – including a popular success on home soil in Hell – en route to third position overall. The Norwegian matched that championship finish in 2018, tallying six podiums for EKS Audi Sport, before he fought Timmy Hansen tooth-and-nail for honours in 2019 in an RX Cartel Audi S1, with the pair’s duel going right the way down to the wire. After colliding in a dramatic finale in Cape Town, they ended up tied on points but Hansen got the verdict on countback.

A difficult season with GCK RX Cartel in 2020 left Bakkerud just seventh in the points table, but he returns to the fray in Euro RX in 2021 in an ESMotorsport-run Škoda Fabia.