- Finn rejoins RallyX Nordic field as he steps up to Supercar Lites
- 20-year-old excited to return to the track following a year of virtual racing
- SET Promotion star prepared for ‘tough’ challenge ahead this season
Tommi Hallman is the latest driver to throw his hat into the ring to fight for Supercar Lites glory in RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires this year, after announcing his return to the series with SET Promotion.
Even at the age of just 20, Hallman already has a versatile résumé in motorsport. He began competing in the popular Scandinavian discipline of folkrace before switching to rallying in 2017. The following year, he contested the Finnish Junior Rally Championship, finishing as runner-up to current Junior WRC driver Sami Pajari.
In 2019, Hallman jumped into rallycross in the single-make RX Academy, making his debut on the RallyX Nordic bill. Despite winning three of the six events on the schedule, he lost out on the title to countryman Rasmus Tuominen by a single point.
Last year, the Kuopio native focussed on virtual motorsport in iRacing, winning the Finnish Championship and placing third in the World Championship – but now, he is ready for a return to the track for real as he embarks upon the next stage of his burgeoning career.
“It feels amazing to get back racing at international level!” enthused Hallman. “My father drove rallycross when I was a kid and I’ve always loved the show aspect of this sport, so it felt natural to follow in his footsteps and in any case, I prefer racing against other drivers rather than against the clock.
“This will be my first season in a four wheel-drive car, but with the support of SET Promotion, I think I will learn quite quickly – it’s an absolute honour to be part of a team with such a great history in the sport.
“The rumour mill suggests there will be a record-breaking number of cars this year, which makes the racing more interesting for everybody and there will be many drivers who have more experience than me in Supercar Lites, but I’ve always been good at adapting to new challenges. It’s going to be tough for sure, but I’m really looking forward to it!”