RallyX Nordic 2018 – Everything You Need to Know

The 2018 RallyX Nordic is back and bigger than ever with a refreshed calendar, a quality driver line-up brimming with youth and experience, and a pioneering five-year plan to confirm the series as an excellent proving ground for the tomorrow’s rallycross superstars. Here is everything you need to know about this year’s series…


With eight of last year’s overall top ten returning to RallyX Nordic action this season, the 2018 series boasts impressive depth with its blend of up-and-coming talents and experienced front-runners. In the Supercar class, Thomas Bryntesson will defend his hard-earned title in the JC Raceteknik Ford Fiesta, but faces a renewed challenge from 17 year-old Oliver Solberg – son on two-time World RX Champion, Petter – in his Citroen DS3 and Peter Hedstrom in the Hedstroms Motorsport VW Polo. The pair will look to get the better of Bryntesson this year having finished hot on the heels of the Norwegian in 2017.

Other notable drivers to watch for include Olsbergs MSE’s Oliver Eriksson, who turns his attention to a full assault on RallyX Nordic after title-winning success in the RallyX on Ice winter series, while Philip Gehrman is tipped to impress in his Eklund Motorsport VW Beetle.

In all, 18 drivers will fight it out for RallyX Nordic honours this season, including returnees Christer Dalmans and Ola Froshaug in their respective Hedstroms VW Polo and JC Racteknik Ford Fiesta entries.

CLICK HERE for the full entry list for Round 1 in Holjes


In the hotly-contested Supercar Lites series, 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.

CLICK HERE for the full entry list for Round 1 in Holjes


Reacting to competitor feedback, series organisers have implemented a raft of changes designed to evolve and enhance the overall package.

The new-look format will provide entrants with more track time than ever before, with three semi-finals when numbers allow to ensure as many competitors as possible enjoy their time in the spotlight and their opportunity to shine in front of the camera.


The 2018 RallyX Nordic series comprises a six-round schedule visiting all four of rallycross’ Nordic heartlands – Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark – starting with the legendary Holjes in Sweden for Round 1 this weekend (5/6 May) before travelling on to Arvika for an old-school test on one of series’ classic rallycross circuits.

From here the series heads into Norway at the Grenland on 24 June and then to Denmark in Nysum, which in of RallyX Nordic’s growing profile and reputation significantly upgraded facilities over the winter to offer competitors and spectators an enhanced experience.

Kouvola in Finland is a welcome new addition to the schedule on 26 August, as the former FIA World RX venue heralds its return to the forefront of international rallycross. The campaign will conclude at all-new track Tierp on 7 October, with the eagerly-anticipated circuit – located just an hour north of Stockholm –  set to stage a pulsating finale, preceded by a test and media day on 18 September.

Round 1 – Holjes, Sweden // 6 May

Round 2 – Arvika, Sweden // 3 June

Round 3 – Grenland, Norway // 24 June

Round 4 – Nysum, Denmark // 12 August

Round 5 – Kouvola, Finland // 26 August

Round 6 – Tierp, Sweden // 7 October


Sportkanalen & C More will broadcast the RallyX Nordic in Sweden, with nearly three hours of action from opening round in Holjes being shown LIVE!

We are pleased to confirm TV2 in Norway & MTV3 in Finland️ will broadcast a comprehensive highlights package after each RallyX Nordic round


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