Rustad Leads Albatec to Hell for Euro RX Round Two

Dumfries, Scotland (UK) — 8 June 2017: Albatec Racing returns to Euro RX action at Lankebanen, Norway this weekend, round five of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Team Verksted World RX of Norway.

Former European champion Tommy Rustad hopes local knowledge of his home track will provide the boost required to claim his first win of the season in round two of the FIA European Rallycross Championship. Jere Kalliokoski continues his first season with the Dumfries team, the young Finn taking only his second start for the team.

Rustad will pilot the HTB Racing Peugeot 208 RX Supercar, while Kalliokoski will be at the wheel of the similar SMA-backed two-litre, 16v 208. 33 Supercars will battle for European honours in Norway, on a track well known for its twists, turns and first corner joker. Tommy will undoubtedly benefit from home support and testing ahead of the event for both should allow the team to demonstrate its potential and produce the result they deserve.

Practice on Saturday gets underway from 09.30, with the first of two qualifying races at 11.00. Warm-up on Sunday starts at 08.30, followed by Q3 & Q4 from 10.00, the semi finals from 13.40 and all-important Final at 15.00.

Tommy Rustad, Driver Albatec Racing:

“Racing on your home track is always a boost for a driver so racing here in Norway is one I always look forward to. I won here in my 2015 championship winning season, and this year I’m determined to repeat that. The team and car are better than the results showed in Spain, but due to a combination of factors we didn’t get the results we were capable of. We have conducted extensive testing in preparation for this weekend and I’d very much like to take my first win of the season at home.”

Jere Kalliokoski, Driver Albatec Racing:

“After the opening round of Euro RX in Barcelona, I took part in the opening round of the Finnish championship and was leading the race with some quick times, before spinning off. Up to then I was going well, so the target this weekend in Norway is to reach a semi final position.
“I’ve never been here before or even to Norway in fact, but from what I know the track is very technical. I have done some testing but the competition will be tough, there are over 30 cars racing this weekend, and the local entry is also very strong.”


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