JC Raceteknik have expanded their driver lineup as the Swedish team heads to its home even in Holjes for the next round of the 2016 RX Lites Cup, the official support series for the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The Swedish outfit already runs Norwegian driver Thomas Bryntesson who is one point behind championship leader Cyril Raymond coming to the event, where Bryntesson took the category win last year. Regular drivers Joachim Hvaal and Sondre Evjen will join him as they look to progress to the Final on Sunday. Whilst Hvaal holds third place in the Drivers Championship, Evjen will be learning the circuit in what is his debut season in the category.
Currently competing in the RallyX Nordic Championship this year, William Nilsson will make his debut at the International level and he will be looking to get up to speed quickly against an 18 strong field of drivers this weekend. Returning to the Rallycross fold this weekend are Swedish drivers Per Bjornson and Magnus Hansen. Crosskart driver Bjornson made his first Lites appearance at Holjes last season and finished fourth in the semi-finals, while former Division Two European Rallycross Champion Hansen returns to the sport this weekend following a long absence.
Bryntesson is looking to take back the series lead on home ground:
“If there is any race you really want to win it is Holjes, and I will do everything I can to take back the overall lead of the championship. I have scored more points than leader Cyril Raymond at every race except in the UK, so it’s certainly not impossible as long as I drive well. Winning in Holjes last year was the best experience and I want to experience it again. The track is incredible with a fine division between the gravel and asphalt, so it will be really fun to drive there. It has been an incredible season so far, with five wins out of six starts. The team is very important to me and I have good support from Joel, who is incredible. If I’m wondering about anything, I just go to him for help.”
Hvaal is excited to be racing at such an iconic venue:
“I am really, really excited about the race in Holjes this weekend, in some ways because it went so badly there for me last year. I am hungry for revenge at Holjes and hopefully I can fight for victory. We have been testing and we have the speed, we have shown that at a lot of events so far this season.”