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.”