Thomas Holmen and Simon Olofsson, the Swedish duo that are entered under the STS RX banner for the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ hope to repeat their performance from Höljes last year, on 2-5 July when the first international rallycross event starts this season.
20-year-old Holmen made his rallycross comeback in Höljes a year ago in the Supercar Lites class after having the break from the sport for over a year. In the 17-car strong field last year, he showed he hadn’t lost any pace during his time away and claimed victory.
“It’s going to be a really cool weekend, and it’ll be so much fun to be back in the car again – it’s been a long lockdown and a long time since we had any major real-life motorsport here in Europe! Last year, Höljes was the first event of my ‘comeback’ and I won – you really can’t get much better than that, but I’m definitely aiming for a repeat next month.” Holmen said.
“The current situation has given me the opportunity to really focus on my training and I’ve been shedding the kilos to make sure I’m fully race-fit by the time the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend comes around. You always want to measure yourself against the best and it’s clearly going to be a very strong Supercar Lites field. Some of the drivers I know and some are new to the class, so I’m not so familiar with them but I’m excited to see where we shake out.
“The broadcast package and global livestream offers sponsors a fantastic opportunity for worldwide exposure, and I hope as many people as possible tune in. I’m so pumped to get back on-track with the STS RX guys – they’re like my rallycross family – and I believe it will be a really great weekend!”
25-year-old Olofsson finished seconds behind Holmen in the final and claimed the second place on the podium, in 2016 he won the RX Lites Cup there when FIA World Rallycross Championship visited the track and in 2018 he claimed another podium but in the now called RX2 International Series.
“I’m very excited to be taking part in the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend, it looks like being a great event, and the calibre of drivers it is attracting will really raise the profile of RallyX Nordic as a series. It’s been a long time since we were last able to compete properly due to the virus, so I think everybody will be more than ready to hit the track again and that will make for some really close and unpredictable racing.” Olofsson, said.
“The Supercar Lites class is, as ever, shaping up to be extremely competitive, and I’ve always tended to go well at Höljes. It’s my home circuit and although we won’t be able to feel the fans’ support in person this year for obvious reasons, I really hope everybody follows the action on the livestream. I have no doubt it will be a sensational show!”
The All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ and the season-opener of RallyX Nordic will be hosted on 2-5 July behine closed doors as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic causes the restrictions to still remain that the authorities have given out.
The event is a joint venture between RallyX Nordic promotor RX Promotion, Finnskoga MK and the Swedish broadcaster NEP. The event will be available on a pay-to-view platform with money raised from the weekend going to help the track owners keep the venue open.