Norwegian Glenn Haug is the latest name to confirm his commitment to the seven rounds of the newly rebranded RX2 International Series.
The 24-year-old’s rallycross experience comes mostly from competing in his home country, although last year he started appearing on the international stage, taking part in five outings of the FIA European Rallycross Championship at the wheel of a Citroen C2 in the Super1600 class, making it through to the semifinal on his début at Montalegre, Portugal.
Haug is looking forward to the new challenge in RX2, and having already experienced some of the tracks on the calendar (Lydden Hill, Höljes, Lohéac) he is now eager to take on the very best talent over the oncoming campaign.
“It’s obviously going to be my first year at RX2 level and the calibre of competition looks to be extremely high indeed, so I need to remain realistic, but I’m quietly confident that I can come away with some strong results,” Haug said.
“I have to be targeting podium finishes – and who knows, maybe a sneaky win along the way. Mostly, though, I want to use this season to gain experience, learn and improve, with the ultimate long-term aim of forging a professional career in the sport.”
On the grid of the inaugural season of the RX2 International Series (previously known as RX Lites), Glenn will compete alongside his young compatriot Thomas Holmen, last year’s champion Cyril Raymond from France, an impressive Swedish armada composed of karting siblings Andreas and Jessica Bäckman, young talent William Nilsson, fast female Sandra Hultgren and experienced Crosskart competitor Anders Michalak, an American hotshot, Tanner Whitten, as well as former rallyists, Guillaume De Ridder (Belgium) and Russian Vasiliy Gryazin, as well as many other potential entries, whose names will be announced over the coming weeks. The 2017 RX2 series will begin from the fourth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Mettet, Belgium, on 12-14 May.