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Three-time World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship event win­ner An­dreas Bakkerud will race for Ken Block’s Hooni­gan Rac­ing team in World RX this sea­son as team-mate to the Amer­i­can star.

Nor­we­gian Bakkerud grad­u­ated to Supercar in 2013 and won twice for Liam Do­ran’s LD Mo­tor­sports team in the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship. He joined the Ols­bergsmse team for 2014 and won at Ly­d­den Hill and at the Istanbul Park in Turkey. He also won the Ital­ian round of the cham­pi­onship last sea­son.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity to race along­side Ken and his team, that hap­pens to be one of the best mo­tor­sport teams in the world!” said Bakkerud.

“I’ve been able to have a few good sea­sons back-to-back. Work­ing with Ken and his team in 2016 is go­ing to help me el­e­vate my driv­ing, plus I’ve al­ways ad­mired the way they han­dle ex­pos­ing and mar­ket­ing them­selves. This whole thing is an in­cred­i­ble chance not only for my­self be­hind the wheel this year, but to learn and de­velop my­self for the fu­ture as well.”

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