Andreas Bakkerud

Andreas Bakkerud (born 10 October 1991) is a rallycross driver from Bergen, Norway. He has competed in the FIA Rallycross Supercar class since 2013, where he has collected eight wins.

Andreas Bakkerud
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Bakkerud in March 2018
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 28)
Bergen, Norway
FIA World Rallycross Championship career
Debut season2014
Current teamMonster Energy RX Cartel
Car number13
Former teamsOlsbergs MSE
Hoonigan Racing Division
Starts71
Wins7
Podiums30
Best finish2nd in 2019
Finished last season2nd
FIA ERX Supercar Championship
Years active2013
Former teamsBakkerud Motorsport
Starts9
Wins2
Podiums3
Best finish4th in 2013
FIA ERX Super1600 Championship
Years active20112012
Former teamsSet Promotion
Starts20
Championships2 ( 2011, 2012)
Wins7
Podiums15
FIA ERX Division 1A Championship
Years active20092010
Former teamsSet Promotion
Starts12
Wins1
Podiums4
Best finish3rd in 2010

BiographyEdit

Bakkerud won the FIA European Rallycross Champion in the Super1600 category twice, in 2011 and 2012.

He entered the FIA European Rallycross Supercar class in 2013 with a private Citroën DS3, finishing fourth with two wins.

In 2014 he joined the FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercar class, driving an Ford-supported Olsbergs MSE Fiesta.[1] He got two wins and three second-place finishes, and placed fifth in the overall standings. In 2015 he scored a win, three podiums and eight top 5s, which put him fourth in the Supercar drivers championship.

In 2016 Bakkerud moved to American outfit Hoonigan Racing Division, partnering team boss Ken Block.[2] He claimed three wins and six podiums, earning a third place in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Supercar standings.

In June 12, 2016 Bakkerud made rallycross history in Hell, Norway, during Round Five of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship by dominating the entire event and bringing home a 1st overall finish. Bakkerud set numerous records on his outright domination that weekend by winning all four of his Qualifier races (no driver had ever won all four in a weekend previously) and then going on to storm to the top in both his Semi-final and the Final. The overall win was the first-ever for the all-new Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car that year (a racecar that was still in its first year of competition and development), the first-ever in World RX for Hoonigan Racing Division and the first-ever win at the Norway round of the World Championship by a Norwegian.[3]

With the announcement that Hoonigan Racing would be withdrawing from the sport at the end of the 2017 season,[4] Bakkerud was left to find a drive for the new season, an on 31 January 2018 announced that he would be joining the EKS Audi Sport team,[5] driving an Audi S1 EKS RX quattro. He finished third in the 2018 season behind the dominant Volkswagens of Johan Kristoffersson and Petter Solberg, scoring six podiums, before EKS too pulled out of the championship.[6]

Bakkerud would remain in World RX for 2019, teaming up with Liam Doran in the Monster Energy RX Cartel team, using the EKS Audi's.[7]

Racing recordEdit

 
Bakkerud driving the Audi S1 Mk.1 of EKS RX at the 2018 World RX of Belgium

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship resultsEdit

(key)

Division 1AEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ERX Points
2009 Set Promotion Peugeot 206 GBR
POR
FRA
HUN
AUT
SWE
13
BEL
GER
POL
2
CZE
5
13th 33
2010 Set Promotion Peugeot 206 POR
2
FRA
10
GBR
6
HUN
4
SWE
FIN
6
BEL
8
GER
4
3rd 109
Renault Clio POL
2
CZE
1

Super1600Edit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ERX Points
2011 Set Promotion Renault Clio GBR
1
POR
1
FRA
2
NOR
2
SWE
6
BEL
2
NED
1
AUT
11
POL
3
CZE
1
1st 146
2012 Set Promotion Renault Twingo GBR
2
FRA
1
AUT
2
HUN
1
NOR
6
SWE
3
BEL
7
NED
1
FIN
5
GER
2
1st 138

SupercarEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ERX Points
2013 Bakkerud Motorsport Citroën DS3 GBR
12
POR
7
HUN
15
FIN
6
NOR
5
SWE
1
FRA
1
AUT
13
GER
2
4th 133

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship resultsEdit

(key)

SupercarEdit

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WRX Points
2014 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST POR
2
GBR
1
NOR
11
FIN
2
SWE
2
BEL
29
CAN
8
FRA
9
GER
11
ITA
6
TUR
1
ARG
6
5th 193
2015 Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta ST POR
4
HOC
6
BEL
5
GBR
4
GER
5
SWE
3
CAN
5
NOR
11
FRA
8
BAR
10
TUR
2
ITA
1
ARG
7
4th 232
2016 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS POR
4
HOC
12
BEL
14
GBR
6
NOR
1
SWE
1
CAN
2
FRA
2
BAR
7
LAT
4
GER
3
ARG
1
3rd 239
2017 Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Focus RS BAR
3
POR
10
HOC
14
BEL
6
GBR
3
NOR
2
SWE
2
CAN
13
FRA
4
LAT
4
GER
8
RSA
7
6th 194
2018 EKS Audi Sport Audi S1 BAR
3
POR
4
BEL
6
GBR
2
NOR
6
SWE
2
CAN
7
FRA
2
LAT
8
USA
3
GER
3
RSA
7
3rd 237
2019 Monster Energy RX Cartel Audi S1 UAE
15
ESP
3
BEL
2
GBR
2
NOR
8
SWE
7
CAN
1
FRA
5
LAT
3
RSA
2
2nd 211

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIA World Rallycross Championship". rallycrossrx.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Bakkerud joins Block in all-new Hoonigan Racing Division team". Motorsport.com. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Bakkerud Wins Norway World RX and Sets Records in First-Ever Win For The All New Ford Focus RS RX". hooniganracing.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Ford Performance and Hoonigan Racing Close World RX Programme After 2017 - FIA World Rallycross - The Checkered Flag". The Checkered Flag. 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. ^ "EKS Audi Sport set their sights on championship glory in 2018". The Checkered Flag. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  6. ^ "EKS CLOSES ITS RALLYCROSS CHAPTER". EKS RX. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  7. ^ "BAKKERUD AND DORAN REUNITE WITH MONSTER ENERGY RX CARTEL". fiaworldrallycross.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.

External linksEdit

  1. - Andreas Bakkerud Website
  2. - Hoonigan Racing
Sporting positions
Preceded by
None
European Rallycross Super1600 Champion
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Reinis Nitišs