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23 May 2012

From Holte to Holten

Category: ERC, May, News Posted 23.05.12 07:00 by

The Volvo C30 SuperCar of Norwegian Frode Holte will return to the ERC and be driven in the European rounds at Hell and Höljes by his compatriot and almost namesake Daniel Holten.


Last night ERC24 has been informed by Holten Motorsport that the young Norwegian Rallycross driver Daniel Holten is going to compete with the rented Volvo C30 SuperCar (aka “Donna”) of Frode Holte in the ERC rounds of Hell in Norway and Höljes in Sweden. “We agreed with Frode Holte Motorsport to rent his Volvo C30 for the two Scandinavian events,” said the delighted Daniel Holten. “We’ve worked on this project for quite some time and I’m very thankful that my sponsors as well as the people around me were able to make this plans turning into reality.”


The 20 years old Holten in 2010 has won the Norwegian Super1600 championship title. Last year he participated in nine of the ten 2011 ERC rounds and finished 9th overall in the Super1600 category. In the second round, at Montalegre in Portugal, he claimed his best European result so far by driving the rented Citroën C2 of Frenchman Steven Bossard to an impressive third place. For the 2012 NRC his wellknown Citroën Saxo is rented out to fellow-Norwegian Jonas Dalseth Jacobsen.


For this year Holten has changed to a by Holten Motorsport built Ford Fiesta Mk7 for the TouringCars class of his native Norwegian Rallycross Championship. However, as the car was not ready in time for the first round at Momarken he drove a from compatriot Per Magne Flatebø lent Ford Escort Mk7 to eventually claiming fourth place overall. “To win the home series is my goal for 2012, but I’m very glad for getting the opportunity to drive a SuperCar in both, the Norwegian as well as the Swedish round of the European championship,” claimed the man from Vikedal in the Rogaland county.