Thursday | 21 Jul 2022

Home hero Bakkerud headlines European entry list in Hell

Hell will make its eagerly-anticipated return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar next month (13-14 August), with an action-packed weekend featuring World RX, RX2e, Euro RX1 and Euro RX3 – and the entry lists for the two European categories have now been officially released.

Hell will make its eagerly-anticipated return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship calendar next month (13-14 August), with an action-packed weekend featuring World RX, RX2e, Euro RX1 and Euro RX3 – and the entry lists for the two European categories have now been officially released.

Anton Marklund tops the Euro RX1 title standings in his SET Promotion Hyundai i20, with the Swede unbeaten so far in 2022 as he chases a third career crown. Marklund was denied a maiden World Championship victory in Hell three years ago, so heads back there with unfinished business.

Jānis Baumanis is aiming to turn the tables – and the 18-point deficit currently separating him from Marklund – in his #YellowSquad Peugeot 208 at a circuit where he secured his first podium finish in World RX in 2019, with Enzo Ide bidding to quickly bounce back from a disappointing result last time out and rediscover the form that propelled him to second place in the Nyirád curtain-raiser with EKS.

Similarly, Ulrik Linnemann will be keen to banish the bad luck that hounded him at Höljes, while Linus Östlund strives to build upon a promising Euro RX1 debut and Jamaican crowd-pleaser Fraser McConnell makes his own bow in the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s headlining class.

The lion’s share of spectator support, however, will surely be saved for the six homegrown heroes on the 19-strong entry list, with reigning champion Andreas Bakkerud certain to receive a rapturous welcome at a track where he famously won in World RX back in 2016.

Expect Sivert Svardal and Sondre Evjen to be similarly in the fight; the former was a finalist in Hungary, and the latter came within a whisker of matching that performance in Sweden following an impressive run in a high-calibre field.

In Euro RX3, Belgian teenager Kobe Pauwels pulled ten points clear in the championship hunt at Höljes courtesy of a second consecutive rostrum result. The Volland Racing ace’s closest challenger is now João Ribeiro – a model of consistency so far this season, after finishing third in each of the opening two rounds.

Damian Litwinowicz will be seeking to raise the tempo as he sets his sights on a champagne celebration, with Škoda star Jan Černý firmly focussed on getting his title bid back on-track after a bruising ‘Magic Weekend’. Marius Solberg Hansen, meanwhile, will be boosted by home support as he endeavours to continue his winning ways following his breakthrough triumph in Sweden.

Amongst the other Norwegian contenders in the Euro RX3 field, Per Magne Egebø-Svardal, Martin Kjær and Espen Isaksætre are all very capable of springing a surprise.

World Championship and RX2e entries for Ramudden World RX of Norway are still open, and will be published in due course.

Euro RX1 Entry List - Ramudden World RX of Norway 2022

No. Driver Nat. Competitor Nat. Car
2 Oliver O’DONOVAN IRL Oliver O’Donovan IRL Proton Iriz
6 Jānis BAUMANIS* LVA #YellowSquad SWE Peugeot 208
9 David NORDGAARD NOR David Nordgaard NOR Ford Fiesta
12 Anders MICHALAK SWE Carexperience AB SWE Volkswagen Polo
13 Andreas BAKKERUD NOR EKS SWE Audi S1
21 Linus ÖSTLUND SWE Linus Östlund SWE Volkswagen Polo
24 Sivert SVARDAL NOR Sivert Svardal NOR Volkswagen Polo
30 Tom André SAETNAN NOR Tom André Saetnan NOR Volkswagen Scirocco
33 Ulrik LINNEMANN* DNK Linnemann Promotion DNK Ford Fiesta
35 Fraser McCONNELL JAM Betomik Racing Team FIN Hyundai i20
38 Mandie AUGUST* DEU ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport DEU SEAT Ibiza
44 Dariusz TOPOLEWSKI* POL Oponeo POL Ford Fiesta
50 Attila MÓZER* HUN Nyirád Motorsport KFT HUN Ford Fiesta
67 Frank VALLE NOR Frank Valle NOR Ford Fiesta
69 Sondre EVJEN NOR JC Raceteknik SWE Audi S1
73 Tamás KÁRAI* HUN Kárai Motorsport Sportegyesület HUN Audi S1
88 Marcin GAGACKI* POL Oponeo POL Ford Fiesta
91 Enzo IDE* BEL EKS SWE Audi S1
92 Anton MARKLUND* SWE SET Promotion FIN Hyundai i20

*Denotes Permanent Entrants

Euro RX3 Entry List - Ramudden World RX of Norway 2022

No. Driver Nat. Competitor Nat. Car
6 Damian LITWINOWICZ* POL Damian Litwinowicz POL Audi A1
8 Espen ISAKSÆTRE NOR Espen Isaksætre NOR Peugeot 208
11 Jan ČERNÝ* CZE Pajr S.R.O. CZE Škoda Citigo
13 Per Magne EGEBØ-SVARDAL NOR Per Magne Egebø-Svardal NOR Audi A1
22 Kobe PAUWELS BEL Volland Racing KFT HUN Audi A1
30 Nils VOLLAND DEU Volland Racing KFT HUN Audi A1
33 Martin KJÆR NOR Martin Kjær  NOR Ford Fiesta
58 Dominik SENEGACNIK AUT KRTZ Motorsport CZE Volkswagen Polo
60 Marius SOLBERG HANSEN NOR MSH RX NOR Škoda Fabia
61 Jiří ŠUSTA CZE Josef Šusta CZE Škoda Fabia
88 Nuno Miguel DA COSTA ARAÚJO* PRT Volland Racing KFT HUN Audi A1
99 João RIBEIRO PRT João Ribeiro PRT Audi A1
169 Guttorm LINDEFJELL NOR Guttorm Lindefjell NOR Škoda Fabia

*Denotes Permanent Entrants