25-year-old Jimmie Österberg who became Crosskart runner-up in RallyX Nordic last season is back to fight for a new chance to take home the title in the class after two successful years.
Österberg has performed well for the past two years but was denied the championship title last year due to mechanical problem with the engine at the season-finale at Tierp Arena, he had to settle three points behind the champion Nils Andersson at the end of the season.
In 2018, he finished in third place overall, now he hopes and is prepared this year for everything to go up as it has done in the past and win the title.
“It took a while to get over last season, unfortunately, that’s motorsport and there was nothing we could do about it. I had some really good moments last year as well, with second place in the Swedish Winter Championship and the podiums in RallyX Nordic.” Österberg said.
“After a lot of thinking, I’ve decided to do another season in the CrossCar class. I finished third in 2018 and second in 2019, so this year we are aiming to take the top step in RallyX Nordic.”
He previously run with his own team, Österberg Motorsport, that will return to the series this year, he stood on the podium at three of the six rounds last year and won every qualification at the Finnskogbanen in Norway.
“I know it will be a tough year; although some good drivers have moved on, there are always new, hungry drivers coming through and then there are the guys we battled last year.” Österberg added.
“The CrossCar class has grown even further this year as several rallycross teams make investments in the category, but we will run with our private team. We have been doing this since we started and the team is great. We’re all really excited to start the season at Höljes!”