26-year-old Martin Ekspjuth from Piteå in Northern Sweden is one of the many new faces that will be entering the 2021 RallyX Nordic season in the Supercar Lites class. He is the latest addition to what it seems to be the largest starting grid so far.
Ekspjuth, who has previously raced in the Rallycross SM classes of 2150 and 2400, has now swapped his Subaru Impreza hatchback over to a newly acquired Supercar Lites machinery. As he has only raced with two-wheel-drive cars before – he has no experience in racing with the 340hp four-wheel-drive car but despite that, he still aims high for this season and hopes for a possible start and outcome to his new season that starts at Nysum in Denmark later in May.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he was forced to sit out from the 2020 season and during that time period he changed his mind to not continue in the Rallycross SM series. He is keen to be back out on the track as he will be entering all of the RallyX Nordic rounds under his private Ekspjuth Motorsport banner.
“It feels like a step-up to Supercar Lites is absolutely the right decision for us at the moment, we have learned a lot and scored some great results – both as a driver and as a team – in Supernational competition, and we are super excited about moving into Supercar Lites and participating in RallyX Nordic in 2021,” Ekspjuth said.
“We did some testing late last summer, and our expectations are high. We will work very hard during the pre-season period on set-up and putting laps on the car. Like everybody else, we are aiming for the top spot on the podium. I know that certainly won’t be easy, but I have a really good feeling in the car and the driving style seems to fit me perfectly. I can’t wait to go racing!”