Julien Meunier to contest RallyX in Supercar Lites

Following the confirmation on Monday of French junior champion Marceau Launay for a full season in Supercar Lites, it’s now the turn of French Super1600 champion Julien Meunier to follow in his compatriot’s footsteps.

For the first time in its history, RallyX will feature two French drivers. This will strengthen the international dimension of a championship that will bring together no less than 14 nationalities by 2024.

17-year-old Julien Meunier will be looking to continue his progress. In 2023, his first full season in motorsport ended with the French Super1600 title at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia Mk3.

The youngest champion in the history of French rallycross, Julien Meunier stunned his rivals last season with three wins and five podiums from seven races.

In the 2023 campaign, Julien Meunier proved his consistency by winning 14 of the 30 qualifying heats and finishing in the top 3 in his class on 26 occasions. This time around, the young Frenchman is preparing to open a new chapter in his career, driving for Olsbergs-MSE.

“After just one season in motorsport, I certainly didn’t expect to be racing in an international championship in 2024. Of course, I can’t help but be delighted at the idea of joining such a championship and a team that is one of the most emblematic in rallycross,” Julien Meunier points out.

“We have always had this RallyX championship more or less on our radar. Before I started in Super1600 we even considered the possibility of competing in CrossCar, but for various reasons it never happened. Nevertheless, the time has come for me to discover this championship for good.”

Although the 2024 season promises to be a real learning process in Supercar Lites, Julien Meunier is convinced that this experience will allow him to make a significant step forward in his development.

“These ten races in the RallyX championship will allow me to gain a great deal of experience by taking on tracks with different characteristics to those I’m used to in the French championship. I’ll also get to know a new car, which has nothing in common with a Super1600/RX3 with its tubular chassis, four-wheel drive and a more powerful engine mounted on the rear axle. So I’m convinced I’ve come to the right place to gain more experience. This is exactly what I was looking for after winning the French Championship in 2023 and I’m ready to take on this new challenge.”