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29 Jan 2015

Höljes: ‘RallyX On Ice’ entry

Category: Miscellaneous, News Posted 29.01.15 11:30 by

The entry list for Round 2 of the new ‘RallyX On Ice’ racing series has been released. A total of 13 cars have been entered for the event at Höljes, to be held on Saturday, February 7.

 

The drivers to race in the debut event come from different motorsports. WorldRX star Andreas Bakkerud from Norway and Global RallyCross champion Joni Wiman from Finland will go head to head with some Swedish aces.

Swedish Rallycross Champion Sebastian Eriksson will be joined by STCC driver Richard Göransson in the hunt of the foreign competitors. The SuperCar Lites regulars, such as female racer Sandra Hultgren, Kevin Eriksson and Simon Olofsson, are also set to start in the first event of the new ice-racing series.

 

Höljes in the far north of Sweden's Värmland region will be the place for hot action on cool surface. © QNIGAN/ERC24

Höljes in the far north of Sweden’s Värmland region will be the place for hot action on cool surface. © QNIGAN/ERC24

 

A total of 13 Rallycross cars have been entered for the delayed start of the new 'RallyX On Ice' ice-racing series. © QNIGAN/ERC24

A total of 13 Rallycross cars have been entered for the delayed start of the new ‘RallyX On Ice’ ice-racing series. © QNIGAN/ERC24

 

The inaugural event, after Round 1 at Örebro was cancelled due to the mild weather, will also see experienced Rallycross legend Per Eklund at the starting grid. The 1999 European Rallycross Champion, who won the first ever winter race in Höljes in 1976, is set to come back to honour the 40th anniversary of his organising club Finnskoga MK.

Höljes will also be the first event for former Super1600 driver Jānis Baumanis from Latvia and for Swedish Folkrace star Tobias Svärd. Both are fairly unexperienced with RallyX Lites vehicles on ice, but will, nevertheless, be very interesting to watch.

 

  • Entry list ‘RallyX On Ice’ at Höljes:
  • Andreas Bakkerud (Norway)
  • Jānis Baumanis (Latvia)
  • Alexander Westlund (Sweden)
  • Simon Olofsson (Sweden)
  • Sandra Hultgren ♀ (Sweden)
  • Tobias Svärd (Sweden)
  • Joni Wiman (Finland)
  • Richard Göransson (Sweden)
  • Kevin Eriksson (Sweden)
  • Sebastian Eriksson (Sweden)
  • Per Eklund (Sweden)
  • Tomas Holmen (Norway)
  • Joakim Hvaal (Norway)

 

Top photo: Höljes is going to see Rallycross machinery with studded tyres racing on ice and snow. © QNIGAN/ERC24