Empowered by his WRC2 victory, Pontus Tidemand is confident and ready to get back into the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Good preparations and testing has given him a great feeling and he is looking forward to hit the track in Loheac in France.
Since the last round in Belgium in July, EKS has been dedicated to preparations for the autumn and intensive testing with their Audi S1 EKS RX. It is a team that is 100% ready for its task that arrives to Loheac and Pontus is eager to go flat out on the track:
“I’m really excited to get back in the rallycross car. EKS has been working hard to give me the best conditions possible and we are happy with the testing that we have done. Our development during the season has been very positive and I think we have good chances to succeed this weekend. I was close to finishing on the podium in Belgium and the next step is simply to get a result, which is what I’m aiming for in France.”
With the largest number of spectators, the World RX of France is one of the highlights in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event is held in Loheac, located in the region of Bretagne, and despite the fact that the village only has about 700 inhabitants, it is a Mecca for motorsport fans with an automobile museum as well as four different circuits for rallycross, tarmac karting and quad. The rallycross circuit is build as an arena to give a big audience overview of everything that happens during a race. The track consists of 33% asphalt and 66% gravel and the joker lap is long, fast and includes a jump.
The event takes place 6-7 September and in EKS’s second car we will once again find Edward Sandström, who made his rallycross debut in the Belgian round.