With the start of World RX 2015 just over three and a half months away, Swedish team Ford OlsbergsMSE are hard at work preparing for round one at Montalegre in Portugal.
The team have brought their Ford Fiesta Supercars back to their base at Nynashamn in Sweden, where all of the cars are being stripped down and upgraded to the latest specification ahead of the 2015 season. The squad are also building brand new Supercar chassis’ for use this year, and are advertising some existing cars for sale.
“We have all the cars back home in Sweden to give them the best possible review before the season,” said team principle, Andreas Eriksson. “We are building some new cars, and doing updates on all cars to meet the new season in the best possible way. We are selling some cars too, including car number seven, previously run by Tanner Foust and myself in the European Championship. It is well developed and has proven parts.”
OMSE are renowned as one of the biggest rallycross car builders in the world. Since 2005 they have built four Fiesta Mk6s and have recently finished the 22nd complete Fiesta Mk7 Supercar. Eriksson is keen to keep progressing in the sport. “I have a long-term goal to be a part of the development of the sport. A lot has happened in several areas in recent years, and the interest for rallycross is growing rapidly.” Alongside the Supercar programme, OlsbergsMSE works closely with Turkish outfit Avitas Motorsport to run the RX Lites category, which continues to go from strength to strength as a support category to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Sebastien Eriksson and namesake Kevin both made one-off Supercar appearances in World RX last season following time in the RX Lites category and were straight on the ultimate pace.
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