Tuesday 3 September 2019

Euro RX Champion Robin Larsson to compete in World RX in Latvia

PHOTO CREDIT: JC Raceteknik.
Newly crowned FIA European Rallycross Champion Robin Larsson will race in the Latvian round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Riga next week. 

For the second time in 2019, Swedish team JC Raceteknik will contest a round of World RX, having made its debut at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium in May, with former DTM and World RX Champion Mattias Ekstrom. 

By winning last weekend’s French round of Euro RX, Larsson secured his second European title with a race to spare. As such he will miss the final round to race in World RX in Riga.

"It will be really fun to be to take this chance and get into the World Championship. I've obviously raced in World RX before, but it will be a little special to make this jump in the middle of the season when the World RX drivers are in a really tight fight in the championship," said Larsson. 

"We have set very good times in the European Championship season, but the very last pieces have to be put together in World RX. It will be exciting to see how we stand against the World RX guys now when we will be up against them."

"I think you can raise your own level, even more, when you are fighting to keep up, so maybe we can close the gap more too. The goal is to at least make the semi-finals, and use this as a good event to check our pace."

JC Raceteknik Team Principal Joel Christoffersson believes it’s possible for the double Euro RX champion to fight at the front of the World RX field in Latvia. 

"We have had good pace in Euro RX all season, and we were fast in RallyX Nordic in Riga, so it will be fun to see how we get on against the World RX teams," he said. "Of course it’s hard to say how it will go, but if we can fight for the top five times I will be very satisfied."

TEXT - Junaid Samodien.

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