JC Raceteknik sets sights high for Holjes - with nine drivers
JC Raceteknik will field no less than nine drivers in its home round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend at Holjes [June 29 – July 1], running cars in the FIA European Rallycross Championship for Supercar and the RX2 International Series categories.
One of the biggest rallycross events in the world, Holjes is a highlight in the World Rallycross Championship calendar, where fans flock to watch the action unfold on the Varmland forest-based circuit.
Holjes is a village that is usually home to 140 residents, but on the first weekend in July each year, over 45,000 fans decent on the remote location for a rallycross extravaganza.
Hailing from the same Varmland region of Sweden, in Kil, for JC Raceteknik Holjes is very much a home event, and will field two drivers in Euro RX Supercar and no less than seven eager participants in RX2.
Reigning RallyX Nordic Champion Thomas Bryntesson and Ola Froshaugwill be hoping for better Euro RX fortune than has greeted the pair in the opening two rounds of the season so far, while in the RX2 category a record number of 30 drivers will take the start.
Regular JC Raceteknik driver Sondre Evjen lies second in the points, with team mates Henrik Krogstad fifth, Ben-Philip Gundersen sixth and William Nilsson eighth. They will be joined by the team’s RallyX Nordic drivers for the Holjes weekend, with local drivers Marcus Hoglund, Jimmie Walfridson and Jonathan Walfridsson all looking to score a top home result just a week after competing in the latest RallyX Nordic round.
Action will get underway on Friday [June 29] at the famous circuit, find live timing and results on the official World RX website, and keep with JC Raceteknik on our social media.
Supercar: Thomas Bryntesson (NOR) :
"It will be exciting to drive in Holjes, in many ways it’s the highlight of the year. It’s a good track and a lot of fun with the big crowds and all the friends who will be there to show their support. I’ve had a tough time in the European Championship so far this year but hopefully that will turn around now. The goal is to be able to fight for a good result.”
RX2: Sondre Evjen (NOR) :
“We’re really looking forward to this race, it’s maybe the biggest race of the season. We had really good pace there in the first round of RallyX Nordic so we know we can fight for a win. Our goal is to keep the momentum we have had in the previous three races and get as many points as possible, and to be a contender for victory.”
RX2: William Nilsson (SWE) :
"Holjes is the most exciting race of the year. It's like a festival, where everyone is happy and excited. Then there’s the circuit which I know well, so it’s nice to know I am quick there. Last year I was third from 24 starters and it was really hard to achieve that result. This year 30 drivers will start so it’s going to be a crazily tough competition. Obviously I crave a similar result to last year, but the main goal will be to score a good result and collect good points for the championship.”
RX2: Marcus Hoglund (SWE) :
“I will be pushing really hard at Holjes. It was so bad in RX2 at Hell that I now have to show what I can do. Finnskoga MK is my home club, so Holjes is very close to my heart. Many friends will be there to support me, and that will be like having an extra five horsepower in the car. Last year I finished in the semi-finals but now I want to fight against the best drivers for the final places.”
RX2: Jimmie Walfridson (SWE) :
"It will be great fun to race in Holjes in front of the big crowds. I've been in there and watched 24 times, so it's going to be really special to drive in the event myself. I will certainly feel some nerves before the start, but the goal is to make it into the semi-finals. Getting into the final would be amazing, but there are many, many good drivers entered so it will be tough.”
RX2: Jonathan Walfridsson (SWE) :
"It will be great fun to compete in Holjes again. There is something special about all the public that go there and the atmosphere. My own goal is to stay out of trouble, set some good lap times and have a strong performance. There are a lot of entries but I’m aiming to get to the semi-finals, and hopefully then that can take me to the final to see where I can get to.”