Swedish Rallycross pilot Ramona Karlsson has confirmed that she will compete in the entire 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship, entering with her own team called “RamonaRX.”
Its the first time that Karlsson will compete in her own team and RamonaRX is also the first Rallycross team set-up by a female racer. Karlsson has acheived this by setting up a Crowd Funding over the winter, allowing fans the chance to donate to the teams budget and also to be a part of the team at selected events.
Earlier this year, Ramona confirmed that she will be using an ex-Kristoffersson Motorsport Volkswagen Scirocco Supercar for her season on EuroRX in 2015. In 2014, Karlsson competed in a Saab 93 Supercar run by Eklund Motorsport at several WorldRX events. After a break during the season, she drove the second Peugeot 208 WRX for Andy Scott’s Albatec Racing squad at the Estering in Germany.
RamonaRX will contest all five rounds of EuroRX in 2015 as well as contesting Karlsson’s home round in Sweden as part of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Ingvar Gunnarsson Motorsport are currently making the final updates to Ramona’s VW Scirocco Supercar ahead of her debut at Mettet in Belgium on 15-17 May.
Karlsson is overjoyed to be able to confirm her plans and she is looking forward to the challenge ahead as both driver and Team Principal.
“It feels so great to finally announce this and to do it together with my own team,” said Karlsson, who is also a member of the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission.
“I’ve put in a lot of hard work to secure various sponsorships, to gather and incorporate experienced and professional people into the team and I’m very happy to see it become a success. I’d like to say a big and warm thank you to everybody that has made this possible. Kenneth, Daniel, Ingvar Gunnarsson Motorsport, all the sponsors, and last but not least to everyone who has supported my team through my crowdfunding campaign. This will be great fun, and I can’t wait to start!”