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WALFRIDSON COMPLETES RX2 GRID WITH 11TH-HOUR JC RACETEKNIK DEAL

Jimmie Walfridson is a late addition to the entry list for the 2019 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires curtain-raiser in Barcelona this weekend (27/28 April), after agreeing an 11th-hour deal with Swedish squad JC Raceteknik.

Born into a rallycross family, Walfridson has prior experience in RX2 having contested the Swedish round at Höljes last summer. In the largest field in the series’ history, the 28-year-old placed an impressive sixth in the intermediate standings, ultimately missing out on a spot in the final by just over two seconds. He also competed in RallyX on Ice in 2018, reaching the rostrum in the last round at Gol.

As he prepares to return to the official FIA World Rallycross Championship feeder series – with his participation currently confirmed for four of the five opening rounds – Walfridson is fired-up to show what he can do against the best young drivers in the discipline.

“I can’t wait to join the RX2 grid in Barcelona!” the Swede enthused. “It was a bit of a last-minute deal – I was all-set to watch the racing online this weekend – so I’m really excited to actually be taking part.

“I haven’t had much chance yet to assess the opposition, but I’ve raced against a number of the other drivers in various series before so I’m well aware it will be a tough battle. That said, I’m always up for a fight – so bring it on!”

The 2019 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires will comprise seven rounds in support of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, visiting Spain, Belgium, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, France and South Africa.

2019 RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires Calendar

April 27/28                                                    Barcelona, Spain
May 11/12                                                     Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
May 25/26                                                     Silverstone, Great Britain
June 15/16                                                    Hell, Norway
July 06/07                                                     Höljes, Sweden
August 31/September 01                    Lohéac, France
November 09/10                                      Cape Town, South Africa