Casper Jansson: “Nothing’s settled yet”

Only fourth in the overall Supercar Lites standings and already 27 points behind leader Lukas Andersson, Casper Jansson already has no choice but to score a big result in Kouvola if he wants to re-establish himself among the title contenders.

Ranked among the favourites for the title prior to the start of the 2023 season, the 17-year-old Swedish driver has clearly not had the success he had hoped for since the Danish stage in Nysum. Despite being able to score an average of 13 points per event in qualifying, Casper Jansson has only qualified twice for a final.

These results are far from the Nitro Rallycross 2022 champion’s usual standards.

“I know I’ve got the speed to compete up front. Right now, I just need to be a little more successful. When the car manages to stay in one piece, we have what it takes to go head-to-head with the championship leaders.”

While Race 1 at Tierp gave him a taste of podium success for the first time in the 2023 season, Race 2 ended on a sour note.

“After my podium finish in Race 1 at Tierp, I was well on the way to a fine performance the following day, but a mechanical breakdown in the semi-final unfortunately decided otherwise”.

This weekend, Casper Jansson knows that he’s playing a very big part of his season in Kouvola.

“We’re going to have to work hard because pole position is crucial on this Kouvola circuit. I’ve got a little revenge to take this weekend. If everything goes according to plan, I obviously want to get a good result. This weekend is of course important for me if I want to get back into the fight in the overall standings, but this championship promises to be a very long one. Absolutely nothing is settled yet”