Thomas Eek Murstad, a Norwegian with a mission

While the CrossCar category is more unpredictable than ever, Norwegian Thomas Eek Murstad continues his domination in the overall championship.

With three qualifications for a final and two podiums to his credit, including a win in race 1 in Nysum, Thomas Eek Murstad is the most consistent driver since the start of the 2023 season.

Next weekend in Kouvola, Thomas Eek Murstad will try to maintain his lead with a 7 and 10 point advantage over Alexander Heum and Elias Svensson before heading to Grenland where he will have the opportunity to race on home soil.

“I’m happy that I’m still in the lead of the championship,” Thomas said.

“We had a difficult race in Tierp with a lot of technical problems while the first corner of the track produced a lot of collisions. The level is once again very high this year with a lot of very fast drivers who can make the difference every weekend. That’s why I’m delighted to be able to lead this championship because there’s nothing easy about this category.”

Third in the 2022 championship with only three qualifications for a final and a win as his only podium, Thomas Eek Murstad has already matched his performance from last year in the first four races of the 2023 season.

However, the Kouvola stage will be a major test for the Norwegian. In 2022, he only qualified for one final out of the weekend’s two races and scored a total of 30 points out of the 60 available in Finland.

“I will try to give my best to keep the first place in the championship after the race in Kouvola but it will not be easy. We’ll see if it’s possible or not, but my goal is to arrive as the leader for the next stage of the season, which will take place on my home ground in Norway.”

An event on which Murstad definitely intends to shine.

“Grenland is a very nice track. It’s a very fast track with a difficult first corner where a lot can happen. I’m really looking forward to being there and racing in front of my home crowd. It’s always nice to be able to compete in your own country. Especially since I started in RallyX in 2019, this is the first time a Norwegian stage is back on the calendar. For me as well as for my sponsors, this is what we needed.”

That’s one more reason to hold on to that coveted leader’s seat next weekend in Finland.