The 2019 FIA European Rallycross Championship and RallyX Nordic champion Robin Larsson is the latest name to be announced to take part in the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend‘ at Höljes on 2-5 July.
Larsson became the Supercar champion of RallyX Nordic last season after a dramatic season finale at Tierp Arena in Sweden when his main championship rival Oliver Eriksson lost out when the suspension collapsed on his Honda Civic Coupé, sending him crashing out.
The success at the season finale came just three weeks after he had secured the Euro RX title at Lohéac; He has now been offered to step back into World RX driving under the KYB Team JC banner, which he is also entered for at the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’
“It’s so good to be going racing again, and it will be straight to full speed right away, we’re all probably a little rusty. Me and the team will do a small start test, but other than that, it will be straight into competition with the new car. We see it as a good test before the World Championship starts.” Larsson said.
“As usual, I go there to win, but at the same time it will be difficult to predict. There will be many good drivers and tough competition – for example, Johan [Kristoffersson] is not there with the goal of finishing second. When it’s time, the elbows usually come out…”
JC Raceteknik will field seven entrants at the event with Larsson joining his Supercar teammates Ben-Philip Gundersen, Mats Öhman, and Enzo Ide.
Jimmie Walfridson will be joining the Supercar Lites class while Isak Reiersen and Alex Gustafsson are entered in the Crosskart classes.
“It’s great that Robin joins us for Höljes, the whole team is ready to get going again and start the season, so the event at Höljes will be a perfect opportunity to warm up for the forthcoming World Championship. Of course, it’s also important to be able to give all of our sponsors and rallycross fans some good news, too.” Joel Christoffersson, Team Principal of JC Raceteknik said.
“Robin hasn’t tested the new car yet, so we will use the first day a little more like a test. At the same time, we know that he loves Höljes, and of course we all want to fight for the podium like always.
“We go to Höljes with seven drivers in four classes. This is the first time JC Raceteknik will have four Supercars on the start-line, and it will be a cool line-up. We expect it to be a very tough field, but we will push for the podium in every class.
“I think I speak for drivers, teams and all fans when I say we’ve really missed rallycross. It’s been a long break and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone again. Although the fans can’t be with us at the track, we hope for good support from their sofas at home and that many people tune in to watch the broadcast online.”