Monday, March 23, 2015

World RX: Robin Larsson moves to FIA World Rallycross with Audi A1 Supercar

By Tarek Ramchani

Exciting news coming from Sweden. Robin Larsson the 2014 FIA European Rallycross (Euro RX) champion will compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2015.

Robin Larsson will be behind the wheel of the fully privateer Audi A1 Supercar from Larsson Jernberg Racing. The Swedish rallycross ace will compete in all 13 events of the 2015 season.

The Audi driver is delighted to join the World RX:

“Being in my own team against the other big teams is what keeps me motivated – I know it’s going to be tough with 13 races but I’ve been working very hard to find new sponsors and now everything is looking good for Portugal,” explained Larsson, who challenged several of last year’s front-runners and secured podium finishes at the German and British RX rounds. “We don’t have as much budget as some of the bigger teams but I hope we can show our speed in the first race. We’re going to do some more testing before then and I can’t wait to jump in the car again to try it out.” (quotes taken from FIA World Rallycross website)

With Robin Larsson announcement, the Audi squad moves to five cars. Three independent teams will represent the Ingolstadt brand in 2015 World RX. Larsson Jernberg Racing will be joined by EKS with two Audi S1 EKS RX cars and ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport with two Audi S3 RX cars

Photo credit:  World RX / Robin Larsson