Sondre Evjen joins EKS JC for RallyX Nordic campaign
Norwegian rallycross star Sondre Evjen has signed up to race Supercar in RallyX Nordic this season with EKS JC, joining Belgian driver Enzo Ide in the team.
Sondre Evjen began his rallycross career in the Supercar Lites category in 2016, driving for JC Raceteknik, with great success. In 2018 he stepped up to Supercar and finished fifth with the team in the Latvian European Rallycross Championship round in Riga. He has raced full-time in Euro RX for the last two years, but has returned to the now rebranded EKS JC team for RallyX Nordic in 2021.
The 23-year-old will race an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and has completed some testing pre-season. However, the opening rounds of RallyX Nordic in Nysum, Denmark will be his competition debut with the car. An already proven high-quality driver, the team’s goal is to fight for the top positions in the championship this season with Evjen.
EKS JC has already confirmed three other drivers for its RallyX Nordic line-up: Enzo Ide in Supercar, Isak Reiersen in Crosscar and Alex Gustafsson in Crosscar Junior. The series consists of seven rounds, held in Nysum (Denmark), OuluZone (Finland) and Holjes (Sweden) and Arvika (Sweden). The first rounds take place in Denmark on May 1-2.
Joel Christoffersson, EKS JC Team Principal:
“It feels really good to strengthen the team with another strong driver. We have a good line-up and are excited to get to the first round. Sondre has been on a short trip with the KMS team for a couple of years, and we’re pleased to have him back with us again. We know each other so it will be fun to work together and for the first time really focus on Supercar. Sondre’s a fast driver who has developed enormously during his two years in Supercar, so we will definitely be trying to fight for the top three at the end of the year.”
Sondre Evjen (NOR), Supercar:
"It feels really nice to be back with the team. It was with Joel that I started my rallycross career, and we have always had a good dialogue. I’ve had two educational years in the European Championship with the Kristoffersson team, where I developed as a driver and was able to improve the pace in the car. Aside from some tests, Nysum will be my first time in the Audi. The car is known for being strong and reliable, but it is also a demanding car to drive. It will be exciting to see if I can get into it straight away and be on the pace immediately in Denmark.
The goal for me is a podium place in the championship. I will try to maintain a consistent level, to pick up important points and of course fight for the win in every round. I’ve driven at most of the tracks before, so if I can make good starts, we should be competitive. We’ll see which other drivers confirm their participation, but I think there will be tough opposition. I’m very happy to work with EKS JC this season, it’s a team of good people and I’m really looking forward to it.”