06 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Rustad to pilot Polo RX in 2015
FIA European Rallycross Championship

2015 Volkswagen Polo RX, Tommy Rustad (render)

The 2015 FIA European Rallycross Championship (Euro RX) will see rallycross veteran Tommy Rustad drive a Marklund Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Polo RX in all five rounds of the upcoming series. The Norwegian will also contest a World RX round in Höljes, Sweden.

Rustad finished sixth in the 2014 Euro RX series in a Volvo C30 prepared by HTB Racing and is also an international touring car series driver. Swedish outfit Marklund Motorsport finished second in the teams’ standings in the 2014 World RX series running a two-car 600bhp Polo RX crew. Drivers Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikinnen and Anton Marklund finished second and sixth in the Drivers’ Championship respectively.

‘I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity Marklund Motorsport and HTB Racing gives me to be able to have better conditions for success in Euro RX,’ said Rustad. ‘Marklund Motorsport is one of the most professional teams in rallycross and they have helped to develop the VW Polo RX Supercar into a winning machine. I’m looking forward to testing the car working together with Anton Marklund and Toomas Heikkinen.’

Jan Marklund, Marklund Motorsport Team Principal, added: ‘We are absolutely delighted about this opportunity to offer a Volkswagen Polo RX Supercar to Tommy Rustad for the Euro RX series. Tommy isa very fast and experienced race driver. With our Volkswagen Polo RX he will be a top contender for the coveted Euro RX title in 2015. His presence will also boost our team and drivers – Anton and Topi – to go even faster in their World RX campaign.’

Marklund Motorsport teamed up with Volkswagen Motorsport to mount a factory-approved assault on the 2014 FIA Global Rallycross Championship in February last year, the start of a three-year partnership.

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