Wednesday 19 June 2019

Olsbergs MSE joins maxed-out entry list for Holjes

Former World RX Teams’ Champions Olsbergs MSE joins a maxed-out entry list for round six of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Holjes in Sweden. 

The reigning FIA European Rallycross Champion Reinis Nitiss will make his second start of the year for GRX, after racing in round one at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. 

Jere Kalliokoski will make his first appearance of the season for Team STARD, alongside Hell RX podium finisher Janis Baumanis. Dutchman Kevin Abbring will make his second appearance for ESmotorsport Labas-GAS in the Skoda Fabia. While GCK Academy's Rokas Baciuska will make his second start in the Renault Megane R.S. RX.

Olsbergs MSE's Kevin Eriksson will drive a developed version of last season's Ford Fiesta, with Sebastien Eriksson in the sister car. 

Denmark’s Ulrik Linnemann will make World RX history next month when he becomes the first driver in the history of the championship to race a Honda Civic Coupe Supercar.

“This is a dream come true!" said Linnemann. "Holjes has always been my favourite track and to be able to be a part of ‘The Magic Weekend’ competing on the top level, simply is fantastic."

"It’s an amazing opportunity for me, and it came into play when Andreas Eriksson asked me if I would be interested in showing of the Olsberg MSE Hondas in one of the most iconic races of the World RX calendar."

“Of course, the competition will be hard – it’s the 25 best rallycross drivers in the world, and only 12 of them will go through to the semi-finals, so it will be a tough challenge," he adds. "But that will only encourage me to push harder for a great result and show that the Honda is a fast car.”

Sweden's Philip Gehrman will race a Volkswagen Polo Supercar in his home round of World RX and Norway’s Kjetil Larsen will switch from his role in the spotter’s tower to the driving seat, to race a similar car for Hedstroms Motorsport.

French Rallycross stars Fabien and Jonathan Pailler will also make the trip to the legendary Holjes circuit to race their Peugeot 208s for the Pailler Competition team.

2019 World RX of Sweden - ENTRY LIST

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