- Popular Supercar Lites class grid continues to grow
- Multiple podiums the target for speedy Swede
- Former series runner-up predicts ultra-competitive field
Simon Olofsson will return to the RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires paddock in 2020, as he bids to build upon a promising 2019 campaign in the series’ Supercar Lites class that yielded fourth place in the overall standings.
Olofsson’s raw speed was very much in evidence in RallyX Nordic last year, highlighted by a pair of second-place finishes at Höljes and Kouvola with STS RX and three other final appearances – but there were frustrations, too, as the 24-year-old failed to reach the last six in consecutive rounds in Latvia and Norway.
This season, the Swede is aiming to accentuate the positives and is targeting plenty more silverware and champagne – although he is under no illusions that the calibre of the competition in the popular Supercar Lites category is likely to be tougher than ever.
“I’m really looking forward to the new season of RallyX Nordic,” enthused the 2016 Swedish Supercar Lites Champion and RallyX Nordic championship runner-up. “We had some great racing last year, so I’m sure 2020 will be no different.
“The team and I had good pace all season in 2019. We had some good races and some bad races. Obviously the two podiums were amazing, so we’re aiming for more of the same and to build upon the experience we gained last year.
“The calendar is looking great this season, and the Supercar Lites class is always super-competitive. I’m expecting it to be even more so this year so we’ll need to be fast, but of course we always want to have fun as well!”
2020 RallyX Nordic Calendar*
|May 23/24||Rounds 1/2||Höljes, Sweden|
|June 06/07||Rounds 3/4||Nysum, Denmark|
|July 25/26||Rounds 5/6||Finnskogbanen, Norway|
|August 29/30||Round 7||TBC, Finland|
|September 26/27||Round 8||Tierp Arena, Sweden|
*All dates pending FIA/NEZ ratification