Five points. That’s all that separates the top three drivers in the FIA RX2e series, the all-electric support category to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This weekend in Germany, #YellowSquad driver Isak Sjökvist will battle to claim the prestigious crown.
The second-oldest rallycross venue on the schedule after Lydden Hill earlier this year, Estering returns to top-flight rallycross for the first time since 2019 this weekend. Having won round one in Norway, and with 23 points up for grabs this weekend, Sjökvist targets nothing other than delivering a strong performance with sights on the RX2e crown in Germany, currently lying third in the standings.
Meanwhile, former Australian Rally Champion and Extreme E driver Molly Taylor joins #YellowSquad for a second successive event supported by Veloce and E.ON. The Australian aims to build on her learnings from a challenging event in Belgium a fortnight ago, where extreme track conditions made learning the competitive category no more easy.
Located outside Buxtehude in Northern Germany, the historic Estering venue can play to both #YellowSquad drivers’ strengths this weekend and both are more than capable of challenging for strong results.
Sitting within a natural amphitheatre, Estering’s layout, especially the first corner, is legendary, and set to provide plenty of frantic side-by-side action when racing gets underway on Saturday morning.
Sjökvist said: “This will be a hard fight between me and my fellow Swedes for the RX2e title. It’s a very tight battle with a lot to play for. I will give everything I can, driving with my whole heart and passion, and see where it takes us.
“I have done everything I can in preparation for this race with physical, mental, and driver training. Now we need to put the pieces of the puzzle together and hopefully we can pull out a strong result to climb onto the top step. I am the one hunting and the guys in front are very fast too. It is such a competitive championship so hopefully we have a good weekend. It is for sure that we will leave nothing on the table.”
Taylor said: “I’m really excited to be back out again so soon. Belgium was a huge learning experience and the tricky conditions made it even more valuable from that point of view. I’m still at the beginning of my rallycross journey and I can’t wait to keep building on that momentum in Germany. Every kilometer is getting better and better so I just want to get stuck back into it.”
Färén added: “l would be lying if I said we were not focused on fighting to win the championship this weekend. That’s why we do what we do. We have worked hard with Isak to give him every chance we can. It’s very tight at the top and RX2e is very competitive, but Isak has proved what he can do already this year, the points gap is small, and anything can happen.
“For Molly, having an event under her belt will be valuable and I’m sure that will help her this weekend. We will work to help her climb the results list at a track that is very different to Mettet two weeks ago.”