Olsbergs 'Super Six' set for Swedish snow fight at Höljes RX

Olsbergs 'Super Six' set for Swedish snow fight at Höljes RX

Rallycross specialist targeting back-to-back successes in Sweden
Oliver Eriksson keen to maintain early momentum at Höljes
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Olsbergs MSE’s sextet of Supercar Lites drivers are revving up to fight for further glory this weekend, as RallyX on Ice resumes at Höljes in Sweden on Saturday (10 February).

OMSE got off to a winning start in the winter curtain-raiser at Östersund five days ago, as Oliver Eriksson stormed to victory in an action-packed encounter – incredibly, the young Swede’s first career triumph on home soil. He now has his eyes firmly set on securing back-to-back successes.

“The aim is to keep the momentum going at Höljes – it’s as simple as that,” the 19-year-old asserted. “It was amazing to finally win in Sweden last weekend, and Höljes is a fantastic track. I competed there last year in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and whilst the conditions will obviously be slightly different this time around, I’m sure it’s going to be a mega event!”

Eriksson’s OMSE team-mate Cyril Raymond made a stellar debut on ice at Östersund, speeding to the bottom step of the rostrum as he carried over the form that saw him sprint to the inaugural RX2 International Series crown last year.

“I had a lot of fun out there in the snow!” the Frenchman enthused. “I learnt quickly over the course of the weekend – I had to, because there wasn’t time for much practice running – but I still need to work harder if I want to truly take the fight to the Scandinavians. Let’s see what we can do at Höljes. I didn’t have much luck there back in the summer in RX2, so I’ll be pushing hard to make amends.”

Eriksson’s older brother Kevin is similarly a contender in an OMSE-run car fielded under the MJP Racing banner – and after ending his charge against a snow bank at the semi-final stage at Östersund, the FIA World RX race-winner is out for revenge.

“Despite my little mishap in the semi-final, it was still a strong weekend,” the 21-year-old reflected. “Congratulations to my little bro’ on his victory – he showed great fighting spirit after a tough start to the day. But he’d better be ready, because I’m coming for him at Höljes!”

OMSE’s entry is bolstered by former FIA European Rallycross Champion Robin Larsson – whose car will run under the colours of Larsson Jernberg Motorsport – and American duo Austin Cindric and Cole Keatts.

Larsson progressed through to the semi-final stage at Östersund, while Cindric – whose career résumé includes successful stints in both NASCAR and GRC Lites – impressed with his abilities as a quick learner, vying for a top three semi-final finish before blameless contact curtailed his challenge. Keatts endured a tougher time of it, but the 16-year-old is fired-up to rebound in style second time around.

Tickets for round two of RallyX on Ice at Höljes this Saturday (10 February) can be purchased on-site for SEK 100 (cash only), with gates opening at 08h30 and the racing getting underway at 09h00.

RallyX on Ice will be broadcast live around the world on Motorsport.com’s online Motorsport TV channel, with additional live coverage for Swedish viewers via SBF Play.