Impressive sign-up for RallyX Nordic as big-hitters headline entry list

Impressive sign-up for RallyX Nordic as big-hitters headline entry list

Almost 40 drivers confirmed across Supercar and Supercar Lites classes
Reigning champions headline super-strong entry lists in milestone season
Late entrants still able to take advantage of enhanced offering for 2018

The 2018 RallyX Nordic entry list has today (23 April) been officially unveiled, with almost 40 sign-ups across the headlining Supercar and Supercar Lites classes pointing to a spectacular season ahead.
 
With primetime television coverage and more track time than ever before, interest in the revitalised RallyX Nordic has been sky-high – as evidenced by 18 Supercar entries and 21 in the supporting Supercar Lites category.
 
Reigning Supercar Champion Thomas Bryntesson is back to defend his hard-fought title, but the JC Raceteknik ace will face stiff opposition from last season’s runner-up Oliver Solberg and the latter’s namesake Oliver Eriksson, who emerged on top in the fiercely-contested recent RallyX on Ice series.
 
Another name certainly not to be discounted is Philip Gehrman, who will dovetail his challenge with an assault on the FIA European Rallycross Championship this year in an Eklund Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Beetle.
 
At Supercar Lites level, William Nilsson will similarly look to retain his Drivers’ crown, while compatriot Simon Olofsson is eager to exact revenge after narrowly missing out on the laurels in the 2017 Strängnäs finale.
 
Fellow Scandinavians Sondre Evjen – a consistent front-runner in the RX2 International Series and RallyX on Ice – Ben-Philip Gundersen, Simon Syversen and Glenn Haug are all likely to have their say, while two of last year’s standout rallycross rookies in the shape of Belgium’s Guillaume De Ridder and Latvia’s Vasiliy Gryazin are hotly-tipped to spring a surprise.
 
Although the season entry list has now been published, due to the late confirmation of the series’ regulations and TV package following a busy winter of work behind-the-scenes to revitalise the RallyX Nordic offering, late entries will still be accepted.
 
“We are delighted to be able to confirm such a healthy-looking field for RallyX Nordic’s 2018 campaign,” acknowledged Series Manager, Ian Davies. “The calibre of the names that have signed up speaks for itself and augurs well indeed for an exciting and closely-fought season ahead.
 
“A quick glance down the list reveals some of the brightest and fastest-rising prospects on the rallycross scene, and it is testament to the appeal of our refreshed, new-look series that they have chosen RallyX Nordic to showcase their skills and accelerate their apprenticeships this year. We are looking forward to the opening round at Höljes immensely.”
 
2018 RallyX Nordic Calendar
 
May 5/6                      Höljes, Sweden*
June 2/3                     Arvika, Sweden
June 23/24                 Grenland, Norway
August 11/12              Nysum, Denmark
August 25/26              Kouvola, Finland*
October 6/7                Tierp, Sweden*
 
*Events including the RX Academy
 
Supercar Entry List
 
DRIVER    NATIONALITY    CAR NUMBER
Thomas BRYNTESSON    NOR    1
Peter HEDSTRÖM    SWE    8
Oliver SOLBERG    NOR    11
Oliver ERIKSSON    SWE    16
Mats ÖHMAN    SWE    17
Ole Kristian TEMTE    NOR    30
Lukas WALFRIDSON    SWE    48
Philip GEHRMAN    SWE    76
Stene JOHANSEN    NOR    77
Daniel THORÉN    SWE    88
Ola FRØSHAUG    NOR    91
Morten STENSRUD    NOR    501
Øivind FINSTAD    NOR    502
Rune HØLJENESET    NOR    508
Tom DANIEL TÅNEVIK    NOR    515
Andreas CARLSSON    SWE    TBA
Christer DALMANS    SWE    TBA
OMSE Honda (Driver TBA)    TBA    TBA
 
Supercar Lites Entry List
 
DRIVER    NATIONALITY    CAR NUMBER
Martin JONSSON    SWE    1
Ben-Philip GUNDERSEN    NOR    2
William NILSSON    SWE    6
Simon SYVERSEN    NOR    8
Glenn HAUG    NOR    9
Mats OSKARSSON    SWE    11
Anders MICHALAK    SWE    12
Hampus RÅDSTRÖM    SWE    17
Marcus HÖGLUND    SWE    21
Petter LEIRHOL    NOR    27
Simon OLOFSSON    SWE    52
Cole KEATTS    USA    53
Vasiliy GRYAZIN    LAT    55
Jami KALLIOMÄKI    FIN    65
Santosh BERGGREN    SWE    66
Sondre EVJEN    NOR    69
Jimmie WALFRIDSSON    SWE    90
Jonathan WALFRIDSSON    SWE    91
Guillame DE RIDDER    BEL    96
Stein Frederic AKRE    SWE    98
Linus ÖSTLUND    SWE    TBA
Almost 40 drivers confirmed across Supercar and Supercar Lites classes
Reigning champions headline super-strong entry lists in milestone season
Late entrants still able to take advantage of enhanced offering for 2018

The 2018 RallyX Nordic entry list has today (23 April) been officially unveiled, with almost 40 sign-ups across the headlining Supercar and Supercar Lites classes pointing to a spectacular season ahead.
 
With primetime television coverage and more track time than ever before, interest in the revitalised RallyX Nordic has been sky-high – as evidenced by 18 Supercar entries and 21 in the supporting Supercar Lites category.
 
Reigning Supercar Champion Thomas Bryntesson is back to defend his hard-fought title, but the JC Raceteknik ace will face stiff opposition from last season’s runner-up Oliver Solberg and the latter’s namesake Oliver Eriksson, who emerged on top in the fiercely-contested recent RallyX on Ice series.
 
Another name certainly not to be discounted is Philip Gehrman, who will dovetail his challenge with an assault on the FIA European Rallycross Championship this year in an Eklund Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Beetle.
 
At Supercar Lites level, William Nilsson will similarly look to retain his Drivers’ crown, while compatriot Simon Olofsson is eager to exact revenge after narrowly missing out on the laurels in the 2017 Strängnäs finale.
 
Fellow Scandinavians Sondre Evjen – a consistent front-runner in the RX2 International Series and RallyX on Ice – Ben-Philip Gundersen, Simon Syversen and Glenn Haug are all likely to have their say, while two of last year’s standout rallycross rookies in the shape of Belgium’s Guillaume De Ridder and Latvia’s Vasiliy Gryazin are hotly-tipped to spring a surprise.
 
Although the season entry list has now been published, due to the late confirmation of the series’ regulations and TV package following a busy winter of work behind-the-scenes to revitalise the RallyX Nordic offering, late entries will still be accepted.
 
“We are delighted to be able to confirm such a healthy-looking field for RallyX Nordic’s 2018 campaign,” acknowledged Series Manager, Ian Davies. “The calibre of the names that have signed up speaks for itself and augurs well indeed for an exciting and closely-fought season ahead.
 
“A quick glance down the list reveals some of the brightest and fastest-rising prospects on the rallycross scene, and it is testament to the appeal of our refreshed, new-look series that they have chosen RallyX Nordic to showcase their skills and accelerate their apprenticeships this year. We are looking forward to the opening round at Höljes immensely.”
 
2018 RallyX Nordic Calendar
 
May 5/6                      Höljes, Sweden*
June 2/3                     Arvika, Sweden
June 23/24                 Grenland, Norway
August 11/12              Nysum, Denmark
August 25/26              Kouvola, Finland*
October 6/7                Tierp, Sweden*
 
*Events including the RX Academy
 
Supercar Entry List
 
DRIVER    NATIONALITY    CAR NUMBER
Thomas BRYNTESSON    NOR    1
Peter HEDSTRÖM    SWE    8
Oliver SOLBERG    NOR    11
Oliver ERIKSSON    SWE    16
Mats ÖHMAN    SWE    17
Ole Kristian TEMTE    NOR    30
Lukas WALFRIDSON    SWE    48
Philip GEHRMAN    SWE    76
Stene JOHANSEN    NOR    77
Daniel THORÉN    SWE    88
Ola FRØSHAUG    NOR    91
Morten STENSRUD    NOR    501
Øivind FINSTAD    NOR    502
Rune HØLJENESET    NOR    508
Tom DANIEL TÅNEVIK    NOR    515
Andreas CARLSSON    SWE    TBA
Christer DALMANS    SWE    TBA
OMSE Honda (Driver TBA)    TBA    TBA
 
Supercar Lites Entry List
 
DRIVER    NATIONALITY    CAR NUMBER
Martin JONSSON    SWE    1
Ben-Philip GUNDERSEN    NOR    2
William NILSSON    SWE    6
Simon SYVERSEN    NOR    8
Glenn HAUG    NOR    9
Mats OSKARSSON    SWE    11
Anders MICHALAK    SWE    12
Hampus RÅDSTRÖM    SWE    17
Marcus HÖGLUND    SWE    21
Petter LEIRHOL    NOR    27
Simon OLOFSSON    SWE    52
Cole KEATTS    USA    53
Vasiliy GRYAZIN    LAT    55
Jami KALLIOMÄKI    FIN    65
Santosh BERGGREN    SWE    66
Sondre EVJEN    NOR    69
Jimmie WALFRIDSSON    SWE    90
Jonathan WALFRIDSSON    SWE    91
Guillame DE RIDDER    BEL    96
Stein Frederic AKRE    SWE    98
Linus ÖSTLUND    SWE    TBA