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20 Oct 2012

Bakkerud to check Ford out

Category: ERC, News Posted 20.10.12 01:41 by

Double European Rallycross Champion of the Super1600s class Andreas Bakkerud is heading to the US for Ford Fiesta tests and hoping to get a SuperCar programme bagged for 2013.


More indications that Ford is replacing its World Rally Championship (WRC) activities by a factory commitment to Rallycross are coming from Norway. During the celebration party for his second title win Super1600 campaigner Andreas Bakkerud claimed to the Norwegian press: “I’m going to the US next Friday to test for Ford on November 1 in Las Vegas. They have pulled out of Rallying and heading into Rallycross. I do not know yet what the future will bring for me, but I hope to get a cheaper ERC entry, perhaps even a free seat. My goal is to find a good team and maybe to race in a Ford. And for 2015, when the ERC turns into a World series, my target is to become the World Rallycross Champion.”


Photo: After two S1600 titles Andreas Bakkerud is aiming for more success, but from 2013 on in a SuperCar. © QBA/ERC24