RX2 stalwart Oliver Eriksson will make his final Supercar Lites start at the RallyX on Ice event in Sweden at the end of March.
Eriksson, son of Olsbergs boss and Supercar Lites builder Andreas Eriksson, has raced the car since 2015 when he raced in the RX Lites Cup – the precursor to the present-day RX2 series. He claimed back-to-back championships in the European-based series in 2018 and 2019, winning a total of seven races from a possible 12 over both years.
He also raced in the US-based GRC Lites series between 2014-16 where he was a five-time event winner, securing the title in 2015 and narrowly missing out on a second to Cabot Bigham in 2016.
Eriksson has also won in Lites machinery at RallyX on Ice, taking the drivers’ trophy with two wins in 2018, and taking another win in the winter mini-series last year.
“It’s strange to think this will be my last appearance in Supercar Lites,” Eriksson told the official Rally X Nordic website. “I have to say, it’s been a hell of a ride – and far more than I could ever have expected.
“I’ve learned so much along the way, and in terms of preparing drivers to step up to Supercar level, you honestly couldn’t ask for anything better.
“As a single-spec category, the racing is always extremely close and that really teaches you to focus on the finer margins and the last few hundredths and thousandths-of-a-second that make all the difference in rallycross.”
Eriksson hinted that his exit from the support classes is because he has a move into Supercars lined up.
“You only have to look at the names of some of the drivers that have used it as a springboard to Supercars – Kevin Hansen, Cyril Raymond and my brother Kevin Eriksson to name just a few – to appreciate Supercar Lites’ success, and now it’s time for me to step up and move on as well,” he said.
“We came within a point of winning the Supercar title in RallyX Nordic last year, and I’m looking forward to announcing my 2020 plans shortly.”