Back in action at Grenland at the end of August for the penultimate round of the RallyX championship, David Nordgard enjoyed the experience.
Despite setting sixth and seventh fastest times in qualifying, the Norwegian didn’t have the success he’d hoped for, dropping out twice in the semi-final and in the final of the Pro-AM category. However, the former European champion proved he’d lost none of his speed, as demonstrated by his sixth fastest race lap in Q4.
One thing’s for sure, for the Ford Fiesta Supercar driver, the RallyX championship could well be a solid option for the future.
“I’ve had some really great years in the European Rallycross Championship but, unfortunately, the step up to build a Supercar program has always been too high. Now, I think that the RallyX championship can clearly establish itself as the benchmark series for all drivers from Northern Europe,” emphasizes David.
Above all, the Norwegian was also won over by the creation of the Pro-Am Supercar championship, which enables drivers who don’t have big budgets, or who don’t own cars directly from the FIA World Championship, to quietly make their mark in the premier class of Rallycross.
“I think this concept of a Pro championship and a Pro-Am championship is a very good idea. As you can see, and this is particularly the case in Norway, we have a lot of older-generation Supercars which would no longer be competitive enough to compete at European championship level, but which, thanks to the RallyX Pro-Am championship, can now be given a sort of second youth. In my view, this is a very good idea, because it means that many other cars which have been put on the sidelines can continue their journey in RallyX, while even with a limited budget and an older Supercar, you can now fight for a championship without having the resources of the top teams”.