Monday | 20 Dec 2021

Top 10 Drivers of the Year: Klara Andersson (5th)

Fifth place in our Top 10 Drivers of the Year countdown across the FIA World Rallycross Championship, FIA RX2e Championship and FIA European Rallycross Championships (Euro RX1 and RX3) goes to a talented young racer who made a big impression in the two events she contested this year – Klara Andersson.

Klara Andersson made an immediate impact on her debut in the FIA RX2e Championship in 2021, joining the fray mid-season and turning heads by instantly matching the pace of her more experienced adversaries.

Third-quickest in Q1 at Spa-Francorchamps, the Swede – the younger sister of former FIA Euro RX TouringCar event-winner Magda Andersson – prevailed in an enthralling duel with champion-elect Guillaume De Ridder in Q2 in Belgium, going on to secure an excellent fourth spot in the intermediate classification.

Andersson replicated that result in the final – missing out on the podium by barely a second – and was similarly in the mix at the Nürburgring last month. Placing inside the top six in every qualifying session, she achieved a race win in the fiercely-contested series in Q3 – reminding everybody once again just why she is one of the most highly-rated young prospects on the current rallycross scene.