The entry list for the final international RX2 event has been revealed, featuring a number of the World Rallycross Championship support category’s regulars, taking place during RallyX Nordic’s season finale in Denmark this weekend.
With the COVID-19 pandemic severely hindering track time and the time between events, the decision was made to trade in a full RX2 season for a one-off, winner-takes-all event incorporated into the RallyX Nordic finale at Nysum in Denmark on September 4-6.
The event will be no-less prestigious though, with the winner taking home the opportunity to race in a round of the eRX2 series, which will effectively replace RX2 on the World RX bill from next year.
Heading the entry list are Henrik Krogstad and Jesse Kallio, both of which are also gunning for Nordic Supercar Lites glory and enter the event tied on points at the top of the standings.
They’ll be joined by fellow Lites regulars Linus Östlund and Simon Olofsson – the former being the only driver in the top-four of RallyX Nordic Supercar Lites who is yet to have won a round this season.
Östlund and Olofsson remain strong contenders for the Nordic Lites title, only two points and six points off the top respectively.
Elsewhere in the entry list is the surprise inclusion of Guillaume De Ridder. The Belgian returns to the one-make category after a year racing Supercars in World RX with GCK Academy. Previously he raced in RX2, finishing third in the points in 2017 and second in ‘18.
One notable omission is Fraser McConnell. The DirtFish-backed driver originally intended to do a full RX2 campaign, but after making his Supercar debut in what was originally intended to be a one-off appearance at the Höljes season opener, he has instead found himself running the entire RallyX Nordic schedule in that class instead.
McConnell goes to Nysum with an unexpected shot at the overall title. Sitting nine points behind fellow Lites graduate Oliver Eriksson, both drivers are in prime position to snatch the crown from under the nose of Johan Kristoffersson.
The double World RX champion won two of the opening three rounds of the season, but with the world championship season now in full swing he has elected to focus his efforts there. That means his 25-point RallyX Nordic lead will be open for attack.
Like Kristofferson, fellow Nordic and World RX title contender Robin Larsson will also be absent. He currently sits third in the standings, one point back from second placed Eriksson.