The brand-new Supercar Lites (RX2) team #YellowSquad, managed by the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship champion Timmy Hansen and his brother Kevin Hansen, will be fielding two Supercar Lites machinery for the All-Star ‘Magic Weekend’ at Höljes on 2-5 July.
#YellowSquad’s primary campaign will be in the 2020 RX2 International Series but as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the season-opener to be moved to August.
Now the team has decided to join the season-opener of RallyX Nordic which will be the first real international rallycross event this season.
Henrik Krogstad from Norway which will make his return to the Supercar Lites this season and make his #YellowSquad debut at Höljes. He claimed a respectable third place in the 2018 RX2 International Series standings on his first-year out.
“I’m extremely excited. I can’t wait. I feel prepared and I’m feeling good. Just to be racing in these difficult times is great by itself. To have it in Höljes, and with a big event like this, with a high-quality broadcast, it will be very good. Krogstad said.
“I don’t really know what my speed is going to be like now, so it’s hard to know what kind of expectations to have. But, of course, I’m always driving for the win and the best result I can get. I really hope to fight for a victory.
“I really believe in this #YellowSquad team and having two drivers working together, trying to get the best results possible. I know the Hansens have put everything in order for us drivers to succeed. I really believe in this team and the spirit it has.”
Krogstad will be joined by his Czech teammate Dan Skocdopole which will also be making his #YellowSquad and Supercar Lites debut. Skocdopole has been involved at RallyX Nordic already despite his young age of 16, he drove at the RallyX Nordic season-finale at Tierp Arena last year in one of the Volkswagen Polo Supercars fielded by Hedström Motorsport.
“We are a team that is prepared, a team that is hungry for success, and a team that is determined to embrace a teamwork mentality. This delay has given us extra ‘free’ time to develop the team further and build a stronger foundation. So #YellowSquad will be very strong from the beginning of the season: we are prepared and we believe in our two drivers.” Kevin Hansen, Team Principal, said.
“In the absence of being able to work together in person, we have worked remotely on the driver’s physical regime. It’s very essential as there was a lot to be gained there, especially when they come out on track. The preparation and training they’ve put in is very nice to see.
“Henrik has also been doing a lot of sim racing, and we have been working on some things we saw during the Esports events that he had to improve on. Unfortunately Dan wasn’t able to participate in those events but he has done some other driving in his country, in the Czech Republic, so I’m sure he has been preparing in his way as much as possible. It’s a driver line-up that is now better prepared than they would have been for the original season opener at Barcelona in April.”