- Hungarian set to rejoin RallyX Nordic grid at Höljes in May
- 29-year-old looking forward to racing at one of his favourite tracks
- Speedy Motorsport ace inspired by Oliver Solberg’s DS3 heroics
Fan favourite Lukács ‘Csucsu’ Kornél is to return to RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires at Höljes in Sweden on 13-16 May, joking that he has ‘unfinished business’ to take care of following his previous appearance in the series three years ago.
‘Csucsu’ is a familiar and hugely popular figure in rallycross circles, contesting the FIA European Rallycross Championship in 2016 and FIA World Rallycross Championship the following year, before debuting in RallyX Nordic at Kouvola in 2018. Behind the wheel of a Hedströms Motorsport-run Volkswagen Polo in Finland, the Hungarian placed sixth in the intermediate standings in the bumper 32-car field and proceeded to reach the final.
He subsequently tried his hand at RallyX on Ice in 2019, belying his lack of experience in snowy conditions and rear wheel-drive machinery to finish on the podium first time out in the CrossCar/Crosskart category, and after purchasing his current Citroën DS3 Supercar last year, he went on to clinch the coveted crown in the Hungarian Rallycross Championship.
Now, ‘Csucsu’ is set to put his new ‘old lady’ to the test in RallyX Nordic, as he rejoins the series at a time when its international profile has never been higher off the back of a hugely successful 2020 campaign.
“I loved racing in RallyX Nordic at Kouvola, so I always wanted to return,” explained the 29-year-old, who will enter under the Speedy Motorsport banner. “Unfortunately, after making it all the way to the final in Finland, I then spun, so you could say I’ve got a bit of unfinished business coming back…
“Höljes is one of my top two favourite tracks in rallycross and I love driving there. I’ve always enjoyed competing in Sweden, too; I feel very welcome and ‘at home’ in the country – the Scandinavian lifestyle seems to suit me well!
“I won’t be putting any pressure on myself or setting any expectations as such – there are always a lot of good drivers with good cars in RallyX Nordic, so let’s see what happens. The main thing will be to have fun and just see how the weekend unfolds, taking small steps one at a time. Hopefully, I can get to the final again – although I’ll try not to spin this time!
“The DS3 is quite an old lady now, but she continues to drive well and Oliver Solberg proved that the car can still be very competitive at Höljes last year. I have to say, the ‘All-Star’ Magic Weekend looked like an awesome event and it would be fantastic to see some of those big names return this time around – what do you say, guys?!”