Wednesday, July 1, 2015

World RX: Höljes is next, home round for the Audi drivers

By Tarek Ramchani

The FIA World Rallycross Championship will have its first Scandinavian round this weekend. The beautiful and demanding Höljes circuit in Sweden will play host to the sixth meeting of the 2015 season.

Höljes RX is a special round for the Audi drivers competing in FIA World Rallycross Championship. It's a home event for Mattias Ekström, Anton Marklund, Alx Danielsson and Robin Larsson, all of them are Swedish. A massive crowd is expected on site cheering for their local heroes.

EKS is racing at home soil and will field once again a pair of Audi S1 quattros. Team owner Mattias Ekström had an unlucky World RX meeting in Germany, at Höljes Eki will try to bounce back and fight for the overall event victory. Last year Mattias Ekström took a dominant win at Höljes.

The second EKS entry will be in the hands of Anton Marklund. The young Swedish driver will be behind the wheel of the #92 Audi S1 and will be eager to perform well at home.

ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport will enter the Swedish event with two Audi S3. Team owner René Münnich will drive the #77 car. His team-mate Alx Danielsson will drive the sister #55 Audi. At Estering the ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport performed very well with really improving Audi S3s.

Robin Larsson will race the fifth and final Audi entry. The 2014 European Rallycross champion will drive the #4 Audi A1. Larsson will try to shine at Höljes following some positive performances in Germany last time out.

Höljes RX Entry List

As usual in FIA World Rallycross Championship, the action will start on Saturday with the open practice followed by Heat 1 and Heat 2. Heat 3, Heat 4, the Semi-Finals and the big Final wil be held on Sunday.

Photo credit:  World RX