Rasmus Berggren aims for a return to the top

Having finished third in the 2014 Swedish Junior Championship before taking a break from motorsport, Rasmus Berggren is using the 2024 campaign to try and return to the top of the rallycross sport in the Open 2WD category.

Crowned Danish champion in 2022 before settling for sixth place overall last season, the Swedish driver has significantly increased his ambitions this year.

“I wanted to enter RallyX simply because it’s a very competitive series and I also like the way the championship is run,” says Rasmus.

“The best drivers are competing here, so it made sense for me to come and test myself against the best.”

Third in the standings after four races since Tierp, Rasmus admits that he is far from realising the full potential of his BMW M3.

“We’ve had a lot to find out since the start of the championship,” continues the Swede.

“For this season we’ve opted for a new front axle, a new rear axle, new engine developments that will allow us to get close to 500bhp and new dampers. Obviously we’re going to need a bit of time to get the car to its full potential. Especially as we only had three practice laps before going to Tierp for the first round of the championship. On top of that, we’ve had minor brake problems in the first two races of the season. It’s clear that we still have a lot of work to do before we can unlock the car’s full performance”

For the time being, Rasmus Berggren intends to do his utmost to reach another milestone in his development between now and the end of the 2024 season.

“Our goal this year is to get closer and closer to the podium.
For a first season with the car in a championship that we’re still discovering, we know that we won’t be able to fight for the title right from the outset. On the other hand, we want to show that we have the potential to be up there with the favourites, while making sure that we score big points every weekend. If we can do that, we’ll be able to say we’ve had a great season, although I’m not forgetting that our real ambition is to improve the car so that we can come back in 2025 with the right tools to fight for the top places every week-end”