The intense season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship continues for Pontus Tidemand. Spurred by Mattias Ekström’s victory in Höljes, Pontus is hoping for another successful weekend for EKS – this time in Belgium.
“To reach the semi finals in Höljes was one step closer, but as a competitive person you definitely want more than that” says Pontus. “We have improved for every race so far and it’s just a matter of time before the final details are where they should be. Hopefully that will happen already this weekend.”
This will be the first time that the FIA World Rallycross Championship visits Belgian Mettet and Circuit Jules Tacheny. The circuit has officially been active since 1927 and has hosted both two wheel and four wheel events since then. The newly-bult rallycross venue consists of 31% gravel and 69% asphalt and is very technically challenging. This weekend’s Supercar line-up offers tough competition as always, but last weekend’s team success strengthens Pontus as well, and he will be looking for revenge when he gets ready for start on Saturday:
“I have a good feeling about the upcoming race. I barely made it off the track this past Sunday before I started looking forward to getting a new chance in Belgium. We are a positive bunch and the ambitions are high, just like the level of will and the belief that nothing is impossible, something that I think the team proved in Höljes.”
This weekend we will find the next EKS wildcard Edward Sandström in Mattias Ekström’s car. Edward has a solid background in racing with impressive results from series like STCC, Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia and the FIA GT, but this will be his first rallycross event.