Rustad joins up with Albatec for Euro bid
Reigning FIA European Rallycross Champion Tommy Rustad will switch from his title-winning Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo to an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 for the series this season.
Last year, Rustad won the title in a final-round decider against Frenchman Jerome Grosset-janin, who was driving for the Albatec team.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Albatec, which I know is the right team to give me what I need to win the championship again,” said the Norwegian. “I’m sure we can succeed if we do our best together. When I couldn’t join Marklund Motorsport this year it was obvious, as our main opposition last year, who we should go with.”
The Euro RX championship is run at five of the European rounds of World RX.
“From what I’ve seen, I think the Peugeot 208 will be good at all circuits, and we need to take the best out of the car in all conditions,” said Rustad.
“The biggest challenge will be the high level of competition this year. It’s never easy to win a European championship, but I’m sure if we work hard, it will not be easy to beat us.”
The European contest starts in Belgium on May 14/15.