Kobe Pauwels

Kobe Pauwels joined the FIA World Rallycross Championship package off the back of a successful formative career in karting that notably yielded the European Championship crown and seventh place in the World Championship in 2016.

Nationality BEL
Date of Birth 23 October, 2004
Birthplace Diest, Belgium
Team Volland Racing KFT
Car Audi A1
Car number 22
Euro RX wins 2
Euro RX podiums 5

 

 

Kobe Pauwels joined the FIA World Rallycross Championship package off the back of a successful formative career in karting that notably yielded the European Championship crown and seventh place in the World Championship in 2016.

Two years later, the Belgian secured the runner-up spoils in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy before dipping his toe into the water in rallycross in 2019 with outings in Belgium’s CrossCar Junior series – winning the title – and the European CrossCar Championship.

After gaining further experience in RallyX Nordic in 2020, Pauwels stepped up again to make his full-time car racing debut in Euro RX’s RX3 class in 2021 with front-running outfit Volland Racing. A trio of rostrum results were highlighted by a hard-fought maiden victory at Lohéac, as he challenged more experienced team-mate Yury Belevskiy throughout on his way to second position in the overall standings. He subsequently joined the all-electric FIA RX2e Championship for the season finale at the Nürburgring, only narrowly missing out on a podium finish.