Swedish 2012 ERC rookie Eric Färén confirms RallycrossRX Super1600 season with Citroën C2 and Hansen Motorsport.
Swede Eric Färén (22) confirmed his commitment to do the FIA European Rallycross Championship 2013 together with Hansen Motorsport. Eric will drive a Citroën C2 in the Super1600 category. “I’m extremely motivated and prepared for another season in the championship. I have the right conditions to grab the title, which is also the target”, Eric says.
Färén did his very first season in the FIA European Rallycross Championship in 2012, and showed great potential with several prominent results. He continues to drive for Hansen Motorsport in the same car. “Eric did a very good first year in ERC. He is a talented driver and I think he’s ready for podiums as he now have the experience needed. Eric have a strong will to go forward and that’s what we like a lot with him”, team boss Kenneth Hansen explains.
There are a lot of news for the coming season. “The car has been completely rebuilt and updated with a lot of new stuff that we strongly believe in”, Eric explains. Eric has also been selected to represent the Swedish National Team in 2013. It will give Eric a lot of help from the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation, and further increase the chances for a good season. “It’s a great honor to be selected, and to drive for the National Team. I’m glad the Swedish ASN supports my efforts toward the top of Rallycross”, Eric says. Färén started his motorsport career in Karting, and moved on to compete as a Junior in both Rallycross and Circuit Racing (JTCC). Now he’s one of the upcoming Swedish stars in international Rallycross.
“The sport is growing, and will continue to be even bigger in 2013. I work for a long term goal and I’m happy to do another season in the FIA European Rallycross Championship. I’m incredibly motivated for the challenge ahead, and I will not be happy with anything other than gold”, says Färén. The first appearance for Eric is already on February 21 to 22, as the official tests begins at Lydden Hill in England, where also the first race of the season is held at the end of March.
Photo: Swede Eric Färén and his Super1600 Citroën C2 pictured in 2012 in Norway’s Hell. © JKR/ERC24