#YellowSquad begins search for the next Krogstad at Karlstad

  • Title-winning team gearing up for 2021 with driver evaluation test
  • Hansen-run outfit ‘committed to a future in RallyX Nordic’
  • First objective to find a driver to ‘pick up Henrik Krogstad’s mantle’

#YellowSquad has begun its preparations for the 2021 RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires campaign by conducting a driver evaluation test in Sweden, as it seeks to identify the next generation of rallycross world champions.

Henrik Krogstad clinched the RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites class crown with #YellowSquad at Nysum back in September, and the team is already on the lookout for more talented young title-winners of the future.

The test took place at Kalvholmen Motorstadion as part of #YellowSquad’s selection process for the 2021 RallyX Nordic Lites season, which also represented the team’s first running since securing both the RallyX Nordic and RX2 spoils in Denmark.

#YellowSquad’s comprehensive driver education programme benefits from the expert guidance of Head of Driver Development, 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen, who was on-hand to assess driver performance.

Team Principal Kevin Hansen and Team Manager Eric Färén were similarly in attendance as the outfit’s Supercar Lites machine was put through a rigorous testing programme, racking up the miles with a series of trouble-free runs at the Karlstad rallycross track.

“We have already begun testing for #YellowSquad’s anticipated return to RallyX Nordic in 2021 in the Supercar Lites class,” explained Kevin Hansen. “This late-season test was more like a pre-season test, focussing our efforts on preparing for a new year ahead.

“The test was important in two distinct ways. Firstly, we are working to select the right driver that has the potential to pick up Henrik Krogstad’s mantle as a Lites champion – someone who can begin a journey towards the top level of rallycross – but it was also an important test for the rest of our team, ensuring everyone is staying sharp over the long off-season period.

“The conditions were a bit tricky; it was quite cold, though it did mean we got to understand the car and the tyres even more. It was good for the team to do some serious running again after a long break, while also experiencing different conditions.

“We’re committed to a future in RallyX Nordic, and it was nice to get out there and show we’re not going to stop finding improvements. We had a very good 2020 with Henrik, but we want to continue developing the team to ensure we stay on top in the future – and to do that, we must keep working all year round.”