- Almost 40 drivers confirmed across Supercar and Supercar Lites classes
- Reigning champions headline super-strong entry lists in milestone season
- Late entrants still able to take advantage of enhanced offering for 2018
The 2018 RallyX Nordic entry list has today (23 April) been officially unveiled, with almost 40 sign-ups across the headlining Supercar and Supercar Lites classes pointing to a spectacular season ahead.
With primetime television coverage and more track time than ever before, interest in the revitalised RallyX Nordic has been sky-high – as evidenced by 18 Supercar entries and 21 in the supporting Supercar Lites category.
Reigning Supercar Champion Thomas Bryntesson is back to defend his hard-fought title, but the JC Raceteknik ace will face stiff opposition from last season’s runner-up Oliver Solberg and the latter’s namesake Oliver Eriksson, who emerged on top in the fiercely-contested recent RallyX on Ice series.
Another name certainly not to be discounted is Philip Gehrman, who will dovetail his challenge with an assault on the FIA European Rallycross Championship this year in an Eklund Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Beetle.
At Supercar Lites level, William Nilsson will similarly look to retain his Drivers’ crown, while compatriot Simon Olofsson is eager to exact revenge after narrowly missing out on the laurels in the 2017 Strängnäs finale.
Fellow Scandinavians Sondre Evjen – a consistent front-runner in the RX2 International Series and RallyX on Ice – Ben-Philip Gundersen, Simon Syversen and Glenn Haug are all likely to have their say, while two of last year’s standout rallycross rookies in the shape of Belgium’s Guillaume De Ridder and Latvia’s Vasiliy Gryazin are hotly-tipped to spring a surprise.
Although the season entry list has now been published, due to the late confirmation of the series’ regulations and TV package following a busy winter of work behind-the-scenes to revitalise the RallyX Nordic offering, late entries will still be accepted.
“We are delighted to be able to confirm such a healthy-looking field for RallyX Nordic’s 2018 campaign,” acknowledged Series Manager, Ian Davies. “The calibre of the names that have signed up speaks for itself and augurs well indeed for an exciting and closely-fought season ahead.
“A quick glance down the list reveals some of the brightest and fastest-rising prospects on the rallycross scene, and it is testament to the appeal of our refreshed, new-look series that they have chosen RallyX Nordic to showcase their skills and accelerate their apprenticeships this year. We are looking forward to the opening round at Höljes immensely.”
2018 RallyX Nordic Calendar
May 5/6 Höljes, Sweden*
June 2/3 Arvika, Sweden
June 23/24 Grenland, Norway
August 11/12 Nysum, Denmark
August 25/26 Kouvola, Finland*
October 6/7 Tierp, Sweden*
*Events including the RX Academy
Supercar Entry List
|Car No.||Driver||Car||Entrant Name|
|1||Thomas Bryntesson||Ford Fiesta||JC Raceteknik|
|8||Peter Hedström||VW Polo||Hedströms Motorsport|
|9||Christer Dalmans||VW Polo||Hedströms Motorsport|
|11||Oliver Solberg||Citroën DS3||OSRX|
|16||Oliver Eriksson||Ford Fiesta||Olsbergs MSE|
|17||Mats Öhman||Ford Fiesta||Mats Öhman|
|30||Ole Kristian Temte||Citroën C4 RX||Ole Kristian Temte|
|48||Lukas Walfridson||Renault Clio||Helmia Motorsport|
|61||Andreas Carlsson||Renault Clio||Andreas Carlsson|
|76||Philip Gehrman||VW Beetle||Eklund Motorsport|
|77||Stene Johansen||Renault Clio||Stene Johansen|
|86||Anders Bråten||VW Beetle||Anders Bråten|
|88||Daniel Thorén||VW Polo||Hedströms Motorsport|
|91||Ola Fröshaug||Ford Fiesta||JC RACETEKNIK|
|501||Morten Stensrud||Peugeot 207||Jører Kun NM|
|502||Øivind Finstad||Skoda Fabia||Øivind Finstad|
|508||Rune Høljeneset||Mitsubishi EVO 6||Rune Høljeneset|
|515||Tom Daniel Tånevik||Volvo C30||Tom Daniel Tånevik|
Supercar Lites Entry List
|2||Ben Philip Gundersen|
|96||Guillame De Ridder|