Thursday, April 2, 2015

World RX: A full field of Audi Supercars in 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship

By Tarek Ramchani

Following a very successful launch in 2014, the FIA World Rallycross Championship will once again have an impressive field of Supercars this year.

The Audi brand will be very well represented. There will be no factory teams from Audi Sport, but the fans of the Four Rings will be able to see three strong privateer entries with three different cars.

EKS from Sweden had an amazing first year in rallycross with their Audi S1 EKS RX quattro Supercars. The Mattias Ekstrom-owned team is returning with two cars.

The first car will be driven by Mattias Ekstrom, who took a great victory last year in the Swedish round. The double DTM champion will target victories and overall title.

The second S1 entry will be in the hands of Anton Marklund. The talented driver from Sweden had a strong World RX season with the Marklund Volkswagen team.

ALL-INKL Racing Münnich Motorsport from Germany will field two Audi S3 Supercars. In 2014 team owner René Münnich took part in two World RX rounds (Germany and Italy) preparing for a full season campaign in 2015.

René Münnich will be back behind the wheel of one of the two S3s, switching to full World RX after two years in FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

The second driver at ALL-INKL Racing Münnich Motorsport will be announced very soon.

The fifth Audi entry is coming from Larsson Jernberg Racing. The privateer Swedish team will compete in all 13 rounds with an Audi A1 Supercar and Robin Larson. In 2014 Robin Larsson took a sensational FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX) title with his Audi.

Switching to World Rallycross was a logical move after dominating the European scene and challenging big names in the combined events with World RX and Euro RX in 2014.

The Audi squad will face world class rivals this year representing Volkswagen, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën and other brands.

The 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship will kick off in Portugal at the beautiful Montalegre circuit, April the 25th and 26th.

Photo credit:  World RX