Enzo Ide embarks on full 2021 World Rallycross Championship with EKS JC
Belgian driver Enzo Ide will race in the full 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship with an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro for EKS JC.
Racing as KYB Team JC, JC Raceteknik won the World RX Teams’ Championship last season. For 2021, JC has collaborated further with Mattias Ekström’s EKS team to create new team EKS JC, and will race in World RX this year with Ide – who was announced last week as also racing in the RallyX Nordic season.
A successful circuit racing driver – including winning the Blancpain Sprint Series and finishing third in FIA GT3 – Ide switched to rallycross in 2018 and has since contested selected rounds of World RX, RallyX Nordic and British RX. The Belgian concluded the 2020 season with double second-place finishes in the British Championship at Lydden Hill in December, and also qualified for the semi-finals in two World RX rounds.
The 2021 World RX season is set to take place over eight rounds at seven circuits, starting at Hell, Norway on June 12-13.
Joel Christoffersson, EKS JC Team Principal:
"It's fantastic that we can enter a full World Championship season with Enzo, and to be part of him making that step. He will race in two championships this year and I feel that we will be well prepared for both. RallyX Nordic will be good practice for him to help improve his pace as much as possible for World RX. Enzo showed a strong development curve last year and finished the season with two really good results. He definitely has the speed to be in the semi-finals and that will be the goal throughout the season.”
Enzo Ide (BEL), Supercar:
"I’m very happy to announce my second championship campaign for 2021. Already last year I dreamed of racing in two full championships, but due to different circumstances it wasn’t possible. I’m very happy to be able to drive a full season in both the World Championship and RallyX Nordic together with EKS JC this year in my Audi S1 EKS RX. I know it will be tough, because only the top drivers compete in World RX, but for me it's just about gaining experience and learning by competing against these professional drivers.
We have started testing and it’s very exciting to be back in a rallycross car. I want to take this opportunity to thank both Joel (Christoffersson) and Mattias (Ekström) for believing in me. Without them, this would never have been possible. This is a dream come true and I will enjoy it one hundred percent. I hope I can have many years with this strong team, and continue to create memories with all the fantastic people that are part of it.”