The Belgian racing and rallycross driver Enzo Ide has now revealed one of his first plans for the upcoming season and will be joining once again the grid in the RallyX Nordic in the Supercar class for the newly formed EKS JC team that have been formed following the merger together of two very succesful teams JC Raceteknik and EKS.
After a long success in the sportscars racing where he won races in the FIA GT3 European Championship and also clinching the 2016 Blancpain GT Sprint Series crown, Ide decided to be switching his focus over to rallycross in 2018. He made his FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2019 as he entered his home race at Spa-Francorchamps and last season he made his RallyX Nordic debut in Höljes.
Already on his first day in RallyX Nordic he had the final in-sight, as he just barely missed it by a third-of-a-second and he then continued to improve on the following round by taking seventh overall in the intermediate standings of strong entry list of twenty drivers. Ide did also return to the World RX for the last year´s final two rounds in Barcelona and also made his British Rallycross Championship debut at Lydden Hill, where he finished in second place.
“I’m very happy to be able to drive the entire season of RallyX Nordic this year, I had a lot of fun last year at Höljes, but it was also very tough. I had a brand new car, without any prior testing, so everything was completely new for me. Now I have been able to spend more time in the Audi and it suits me very well, so I’m really looking forward to getting started again,” Ide said.
“RallyX Nordic is a very good championship, with many good circuits and I am happy to be able to continue the collaboration with JC again this year. The people in the team are nice and easy to deal with, which is very important to help me to feel comfortable – and when I’m comfortable, my performance automatically improves. That is why it is key to be surrounded by a good team, so you can have fun both on and off-track.”
“We’re looking forward to an exciting year with Enzo, he achieved good results at Lydden Hill last year with two podium places, so we are all pumped to start testing now and prepare as much as possible for Denmark,” Joel Christoffersson, EKS JC Team Manager, added.
“The main goal in RallyX Nordic for Enzo is to extract as much pace as possible and fight for the final at every event. If he can take the speed he showed at Lydden and continue to build upon it, that goal should be well within reach.”