Stertfeltet i Supercar i neste helgs NM på Grenland Motorsenter begynner å bli av stor kvalitet. Nå er det klart at Sondre Evjen og Jens Hvaal kommer med hver sin Audi S1 fra JC Raceteknik.
Sondre Evjen gjorde flere gode løp i EM i fjor, mens det for Jens Hvaal blir debut i en supercar. Jens kjører opprinnelig NM i supernasjonal inntil 1600ccm og EM i RX3. Nå har han all mulig grunn til å glede seg til supercar-debut på hjemmebane.
Både Sondre og Jens kjører selvfølgelig også om poeng RallyX Nordic, og de norske førerne kjører også om NM-tittel og NM-medaljer. Hvaal skal også delta i NM supernasjonal inntil 1600ccm på Grenland så han får en travel helg.
Pressemelding fra JC Raceteknik:
Evjen and Hvaal complete three-strong JC Supercar line up for RallyX Grenland
Norwegian duo Sondre Evjen and Jens Hvaal will race for JC Raceteknik in the penultimate round of RallyX at Grenland in Norway next week (August 26 – 27), forming a three-car line-up alongside Swede Mats Ohman.
Former European Rallycross Championship event-winner Evjen raced for JC in RallyX 2022 and was a regular podium finisher, but has not competed full-time in 2023. The former Supercar Lites front-runner has raced at Grenland previously in the single-make category, and will carry that experience into the event next week, with his eyes not only set on a top RallyX result, but also on finishing as highest-placed Norwegian driver to claim the Norwegian Rallycross Championship (NM Supercar) title.
With previous experience of racing in Junior classes in Norway and hailing from a Norwegian rallycross dynasty, Jens Hvaal stunned the international rallycross scene with an impressive debut in the European Championship’s RX3 (Super1600) finale at the Nürburgring last year, where he finished on the podium in second.
Competing in a full campaign this season, 19-year-old Hvaal has been among the front-runners in RX3 and ahead of the Euro RX finale in Germany this weekend, lies fourth in the standings, in contention for an overall podium. He will make his Supercar debut with JC Raceteknik following in the footsteps of father Even, cousins Alexander and Joachim and sister Ada-Marie.
Both Evjen and Hvaal will race JC-run Audi S1 Supercars alongside Mats Ohman who claimed a pair of Supercar Am victories at the last RallyX round in Finland earlier this summer, who will have eyes on more of the same in Norway.
JC Raceteknik Supercar Lites driver Lukas Andersson enters the Norwegian event still in contention for the single-make crown in his first year of senior rallycross competition.
Joel Christoffersson, JC Raceteknik Team Principal:
“I always consider Sondre as a young driver, but compared to Jens he has a lot of Supercar experience now. It’s going to be a pleasure to have them both in the team. I’m really interested to see how they work together and of course how they go on track. We all know Sondre is capable of at least the podium, and I know he has his sights on the NM title, while Jens has really, really impressed in his Super1600 car this year and we will work hard to help him step up into the Supercar. Mats had an amazing weekend in Finland and I’m sure he will want more of the same, and in Supercar Lites we are fully focused on helping Lukas return to the top step!”
Sondre Evjen (NOR):
“It’s great to be back in a Supercar again! I love the track at Grenland and look forward to racing there again – if I remember correctly I have not raced there since I was in Supercar Lites in 2017. It’s also awesome to be back in the Audi with JC. It’s a car and team that I am really familiar with and together we have had good results for the last two years. The goal is to compete for the Norwegian title and at the same time fight for top spots in RallyX, but it won’t be easy because the level is high! I’m look forward to testing the car and standing on the start line for practice next week!”
Jens Hvaal (NOR):
“When we went to my test recently, my dad told me JC was going to be there but we were just planning to drive my Crosscar for some training, which I did. Then someone told me that Joel wanted to say hi. So I went to say hi and he told me that the driver who was supposed to be there was unable to drive so would I be able to do some laps. But, when my cousin Alex arrived I knew it was a set-up. I found out afterwards that it was all planned. I was going to drive in only Super1600 next weekend in the Norwegian Championship, and now I’m driving in two classes. It was best I didn’t know about the test, there was no time to be nervous. It was the best day of my life so far – it was my first time in a four-wheel-drive car, I’d never driven anything that fast and with that acceleration and with that sound. It’s just the whole package. The test and team were amazing, but it’s hard to learn a new car. The main target is to enjoy the event in Grenland and see what comes together.”