This year’s World RX season is starting to come to an end. With only a few events left, the competition intensifies even further and the close battles are heating up. Pontus Tidemand has been so close to the podium several times and with a will of steel, he continues the hunt in this weekend’s championship round in Italy.
“I have been in the final in three events in a row and I always go for the victory” says Pontus. “This weekend is a new chance on a track that is new to everybody so I will continue to give everything from the first meter. In the latest events, I have finished sixth, fifth and fourth so statistically it should be time for me to step up on the podium on Sunday!”
In the German event last weekend, EKS had both their Audi S1 EKS RX’s in the final and they also got their second podium through Mattias Ekström’s second place. The team’s hard work is paying off to everyone’s big joy and the chances are good to be able to repeat the success this weekend. Pontus has been driving all EKS’ events during 2014 and joining him this weekend is Edward Sandström, who is back as a wildcard in his third rallycross event ever.
The tenth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship has Franciacorta International Circuit as its playground. The circuit is located in Brescia in north-west Italy and this will be the third new track for the championship this year. With its 1390 meters, it is also one of the longest tracks of the year and it consists of 60% asphalt and 40% gravel. The event starts as usual with the first two qualifying heats on Saturday and the last two on Sunday, followed by semi-finals and eventually the final.