- Norwegian set to enter RallyX Nordic’s Supercar Lites category in 2021
- 19-year-old to join the class following promising test days last year
- EHB Motorsport ace aiming to take the fight to more experienced rivals
Eirik Hesla Berget is excited to make his RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires debut this year, as he prepares to go wheel-to-wheel with the ‘big guys’ in the fiercely-contested, single-make Supercar Lites category.
Berget spent the 2019 campaign contesting the Norwegian Rallycross Juniorcup, and whilst he sat out last season against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a series of test days in Supercar Lites machinery steered the 19-year-old Norwegian in a new direction.
He will duly join RallyX Nordic with his own, privately-run EHB Motorsport outfit in 2021, with the action set to get underway with a Danish double-header at Nysum on 1-2 May.
“To participate in RallyX Nordic is a dream come true for me!” Berget enthused. “I’m really looking forward to joining the championship, and to measuring my pace against the ‘big guys’. Supercar Lites is a well-established category in rallycross, and the calibre is extremely high. To race against experienced drivers that have shown great pace during previous seasons is a challenge I’m relishing!
“Supercar Lites is quite new for me, but I did do some testing last year. It’s a chapter that started when I was chosen to take part in a test day with a Norwegian team, which exceeded all my expectations and resulted in several more days of testing.
“I really like the concept of a class where the cars are all identical and the rest is up to drivers and teams, and since this will be our first year at this level, the main objective will be to establish a solid team and improve our pace throughout the season. I do of course have goals beyond that, the first of which being to take the fight to the Supercar Lites regulars. A further dream is to reach a final, but that will be a giant bonus…
“Overall, I’m really looking forward to starting racing again, and to simply enjoy race weekends with the great team I am lucky to have around me.”