Friday | 24 Jun 2022

World RX #GOAT Top Ten Countdown: Robin Larsson (9th)

A little while ago, we asked you for your thoughts on the best drivers since the inception of the FIA World Rallycross Championship back in 2014. You responded enthusiastically, with more than 15,000 votes cast in total – and now, in reverse order, we can reveal the top ten…

9th: Robin Larsson

World RX Titles: 0
World RX Wins: 1
World RX Podiums: 6
Best Championship Finish: 6th (2020)

The son of two-time FIA European Rallycross Champion Lars Larsson, over the past decade, Robin Larsson has forged an impressive career of his own in the dual-surface discipline.

A winner on his Euro RX debut in 2012 behind the wheel of a Škoda Fabia in the now defunct TouringCar class, Larsson triumphed in five of the eight events he contested that season prior to finishing second in the standings the following year.

With his star in the ascendant, the Swede stepped up to Supercar (now Euro RX1) level in 2014, demonstrating that he was more than ready for the challenge by clinching the coveted crown at the first time of asking.

He simultaneously joined the World Championship grid in an Audi A1, reaching the rostrum first time out at Lydden Hill. Further podiums would follow in Germany, Norway and Portugal over subsequent campaigns as he established himself as a regular top ten championship finisher, while racing to his breakthrough victory in the 2015 season finale in Argentina, where he pipped countryman Mattias Ekström to glory.

A fallow period followed before Larsson returned to Euro RX in 2019, dominating the high-calibre field with four wins out of five, which secured him the spoils a round early at Lohéac in France.

His success propelled him back into World RX in 2020 alongside Ekström at KYB EKS JC, where he added another podium to his CV and placed a career-high sixth in the overall classification.