The JC Raceteknik squad had an ideal weekend on the World RX of Norway in Hell because the younger Norwegian expertise Sondre Evjen claimed a second place end within the FIA European Rallycross Championship for RX1 behind the reigning Euro RX champion Andreas Bakkerud, making it a 1-2 for the house crowd.
Evjen who pilots an analogous EKS constructed Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro as Bakkerud, has been a front-runner within the 2022 RallyX Nordic collection with the automobile and throughout the weekend he confirmed some promising outcomes by posting sixth quickest time within the heats and was ranked seventh as he received stucked in site visitors in a number of the races.
Evjen defined his frustration concerning the early races as: “a tricky begin at first of the weekend and we had a tough combat all weekend.” Later within the Development Race and likewise within the Semi-Closing, Evjen managed to complete in second place to safe a spot within the five-car remaining.
After the 2 Hyundai i20 drivers of Anton Marklund and Fraser McConnell needed to retire from the ultimate, Evjen solely needed to defend the second place from the quick charging Janis Baumanis: “It wasn’t good from me within the remaining on the gravel sections both, however we managed to carry it collectively to the tip and to take second place at my house observe is implausible. I’m very proud of the end result, the entire workforce has labored onerous this weekend and it is a nice end result for them.”
Group Principal Joel Christoffersson was additionally happy with the wonderful efficiency: “We had a very good weekend right here in Hell, it was a implausible ending with P2 within the remaining, because of an excellent transfer within the first nook. Sondre was driving very nicely and we had the tempo all weekend however with the brand new race format and never having the ability to take the joker on the primary lap we received caught in site visitors, so it was not really easy.”
“We knew we had the prospect to get to the ultimate and to do a very good first nook from the skin. I’m so joyful for Sondre to say a podium place at house and we’ve good momentum going to the subsequent Euro RX race in Riga – he had good pace there in RallyX Nordic so I feel we are able to obtain good outcomes there as nicely.”
After attending two out of the three rounds on this season, Evjen is at the moment sitting in seventh total within the championship standing and tied on 20 factors with the Hungarian Tamas Karai.