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2023 RX2e DRIVERS

No. 14

Nils Andersson

Team: Kristoffersson Motorsport

Date Of Birth: 11/11/1999
Place Of Birth: Arvika, Sweden
Team: KMS

Nils Andersson began his career in the Crosskart class at the age of 13, steadily climbing the ladder in domestic competition before clinching consecutive RallyX Nordic crowns in the category in 2018 and 2019 – prompting graduation to Supercar Lites level in 2020.

Reaching the final on his debut would prove to be the highlight of a frustrating campaign, but a switch to Kristoffersson Motorsport for 2021 sparked a dramatic upturn in fortunes, with Andersson emerging as a genuine RallyX Nordic title contender under the guidance of multiple FIA World Rallycross Champion, Johan Kristoffersson.

A breakthrough podium finish in round three at Höljes was followed by the Swede’s maiden victory during the second leg of the double-header at the famous Värmland circuit. Further rostrum results at OuluZone in Finland and his local track of Arvika secured him the runner-up spoils at season’s end – as well as Swedish Championship glory.

Andersson joined the RX2e Championship at Höljes and Lohéac in 2021, placing an excellent third in the intermediate classification on home soil and looking poised to progress through to the final until a freak incident curtailed his charge at the semi-final stage. He returned for a full-season assault in 2022, making three podium appearances on his way to third in the overall standings.

No. 82

Isak Sjokvist

Team: #YELLOWSQUAD

Date Of Birth: 12/08/2001
Place Of Birth: Uppsala, Sweden
Team: #YellowSquad

Isak Sjökvist began his career in karting in 2012, going on to forge a reputation as a leading protagonist on the international stage with Energy Corse and contesting the top-level KZ2 gearbox class as one of the Italian outfit’s few factory drivers.

The Swede made the step up to cars in 2021 by entering RallyX Nordic’s Supercar Lites category, quickly finding his feet and reaching the semi-finals in only his second start in the ultra-competitive series at Nysum in Denmark.

Sjökvist then enjoyed a breakthrough weekend at OuluZone in Finland, belying his comparative lack of experience to advance to the final during both rounds of the double-header event as he converted his eye-catching pace into a pair of fourth-place finishes. He made his FIA RX2e Championship debut at Höljes the same year, achieving a 100 per cent record of progressing through to the final as rostrum results on home soil in Sweden and then again in Belgium propelled him to fifth in the overall standings.

In 2022, the Uppsala native was a podium-finisher in all bar one round, triumphing for the first time in the season finale in Catalunya to clinch the runner-up spot in the title table. He returned for a second full campaign in the all-electric series with Hansen Motorsport junior outfit #YellowSquad in 2023.

No. 19

Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky

Team: Kristoffersson Motorsport

Date Of Birth: 13/11/1992
Place Of Birth: Karlstad, Sweden
Team: KMS

From a racing family – her grandfather won the 1980 Paris-Dakar Rally and her father, mother and brother have all competed in the FIA European Rally Championship – Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky has similarly forged a highly successful career in the sport.

After beginning racing in go-karts at the age of 12, Åhlin-Kottulinsky stepped up into cars in 2011, finishing second in an FIA Women in Motorsport shoot-out, which earned her the opportunity to contest the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup the following season. In 2014, she became the first woman to win a race in a Volkswagen-supported series before joining the Audi Sport TT Cup, claiming a best result of third place at Germany’s Norisring.

The Swede’s next move was into ADAC GT Masters, prior to embarking upon a five-year stint in the TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship with PWR Racing. In another milestone, she became the first female racing driver to achieve a pole position and race win in the series, finishing runner-up in the overall standings in her final campaign as she reached the rostrum more often than not.

Åhlin-Kottulinsky has similarly been a leading contender in Extreme E, placing fourth in the inaugural season in 2021 – tallying a quartet of podium finishes for Jenson Button’s JBXE outfit alongside World RX event-winner Kevin Hansen – before improving to second in 2022, as she and multiple FIA World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson sped to two victories from five starts for Rosberg X Racing.

Having made a brace of appearances in RX Lites in 2014 – taking the chequered flag fifth on home soil at Höljes – the Karlstad native returned to the World RX paddock in the FIA RX2e Championship in 2023, racing to the rostrum first time out in Hell with Team E. She went one better in finishing runner-up to Kristoffersson at Mettet on her way to securing an excellent third position in the title table.

No. 5

Pablo Suárez

Team: ZEROID Motorsport

Date Of Birth: 28/09/1992
Place Of Birth: Gran Canaria, Spain
Team: ZEROID Motorsport

Pablo Suárez began his off-road career competing in gravel rallysprints at the age of 16, before branching out to take part in hillclimbs, autocross and even ice racing.

The Gran Canaria native completed the full 2010 campaign in the Andorra Ice Racing Series, but soon turned his attentions to more traditional surfaces and was crowned the 2014 Canary Islands Group N (FWD) Tarmac Rally Champion. Appearances in a number of other categories followed, before he secured a second-place finish in-class in the FIA World Rally Championship at RallyRACC Catalunya in 2017.

The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted preparations for a transition to rallycross, although a Supercar Lites test at Nysum in Denmark in 2020 rekindled Suárez’s aspirations in the discipline, paving the way for a move into RX2e in 2021. Following a close three-way fight with Patrick O’Donovan and Isak Sjökvist, a maiden podium finish in the Nürburgring finale earned him third in the championship on countback.

He returned for a second season in the all-electric series in 2022, advancing to the final four times out of five and reaching the rostrum again at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, en route to sixth in the title table.

No. 88

Ole Henry Steinsholt

Team: Ole Henry Steinsholt

Date Of Birth: 31/08/2002
Place Of Birth: Larvik, Norway
Team: Ole Henry Steinsholt

Ole Henry Steinsholt forged a formidable reputation in Crosskart competition during his early career – winning two national championships and a further pair of North European titles in 2016 and 2017.

After taking the next step, he went on to clinch the Norwegian Junior Rallycross Championship crown and another North European title in the TouringCar category in 2018, before graduating to Super1600 (now Euro RX3) level the following season – scoring points in four of his six starts in a Škoda Fabia.

The Norwegian was one of several drivers to participate in extensive testing and development ahead of the inaugural FIA RX2e Championship in 2021, prior to making his series debut in the curtain-raising contest in Catalunya, where he scooped the runner-up spoils. He returned for a full campaign in 2023, racing to his maiden victory in round two at Höljes in Sweden.

No. 28

Filip Thorèn

Team: ZEROID Motorsport

Date Of Birth: 22/05/2002
Place Of Birth: Hallsberg, Sweden
Team: ZEROID Motorsport

Filip Thorén began karting at the age of seven, racing in national events for several years before taking a break from motorsport and rejoining the fray in the traditional Swedish discipline of folkrace in 2018.

With his interest reignited, Thorén entered the Junior Swedish Rallycross Championship two years later. In his rookie campaign, he placed sixth overall behind the wheel of a BMW E36. He kick-started 2021 with a podium finish at Höljes, but mixed fortunes thereafter restricted him to eighth in the points table.

Thorén debuted in RX2e at Spa-Francorchamps midway through the series’ inaugural season, progressing to the final first time out. He made three further appearances in 2022, prior to embarking upon his maiden full campaign in the championship the following year.

No. 87

Tommi Hallman

Team: SET Promotion

Date Of Birth: 20/08/2000
Place Of Birth: Kuopio, Finland
Team: SET Promotion

A multiple event-winner and championship runner-up in the single-make RX Academy, rising Finnish rallycross star Tommi Hallman is fast making a big name for himself in the sport.

From the beginning of the 2021 campaign, Hallman went on a spectacular winning streak in the Supercar Lites category – yielding the RallyX Nordic crown as well as further success both in Europe and the United States.

In 2023, the Kuopio native was selected by Extreme E to be its official Championship Driver for the Hydro X Prix in Scotland – an opportunity that included some seat time in the off-road series’ ODYSSEY 21 SUV, complementing his role as CE Dealer Team’s VIP ‘taxi driver’ at selected FIA World Rallycross Championship events behind the wheel of its promo car.

Hallman joined the FIA RX2e Championship at Lydden Hill under the SET Promotion banner later the same year, winning on his competitive debut in electric machinery. He maintained his 100 per cent record by triumphing again on his second appearance at Germany’s Estering the following month – defeating a brace of World RX drivers in the process.

No. 13

Viktor Vranckx

Team: VMW Racing

Date Of Birth: 07/12/2005
Place Of Birth: Belgium
Team: VMV Racing

With a mechanic for a father, Viktor Vranckx attended his first rallycross event when he was only a few months old – and it would rapidly stoke his enthusiasm for the dual-surface discipline.

After turning 13, Vranckx got behind the wheel himself, eschewing the traditional entry route of karting in favour of autocross and subsequently CrossCar competition. Success was swift.

In 2019 and 2020, he sped to junior titles in his native Belgium and Italy, before graduating to senior level in 2021, placing fourth in the Belgian CrossCar Championship, fifth in the FIA XC Academy Trophy and scooping the runner-up spoils in Italy’s Under-18 series.

Vranckx stepped up again to RX2e in 2022, at the age of 16. Coached by inaugural champion Guillaume De Ridder, he won the opening two events of the season and was thereafter never off the podium as he commandingly clinched the coveted Drivers’ crown.

No. 27

Marko Muru

Team: SET Promotion

Date Of Birth: 18/11/2003
Place Of Birth: Tallinn, Estonia
Team: SET Promotion

Multiple national rallycross champion Marko Muru has been carving out an impressive reputation in the sport in his short career to-date.

After learning the ropes in karting, Muru was crowned Estonian Junior1600 Rallycross Champion at the age of just 13 in 2017, prior to spending two seasons in the RX Academy, yielding third place in the standings in his rookie year and a win at Höljes in Sweden during his sophomore campaign in the single-make series.

He simultaneously lifted the Estonian Junior1600 laurels for a second time, and in 2020, prevailed in the FIA North European Zone (NEZ) ‘Open’ category. The Tallinn native swept to title glory in the Baltic Rallycross Championship’s Super1600 class in 2021, before repeating the feat in both the Estonian and Latvian-Lithuanian Rallycross Championships the following year.

In parallel with an assault on TouringCar honours on the domestic scene, Muru stepped up to the international stage when he made his FIA RX2e Championship debut at Höljes in 2023, impressing with his pace but narrowly missing out on the final.

No. 2

Catie Munnings

Team: #YELLOWSQUAD

Date Of Birth: 15/11/1997
Place Of Birth: Headcorn, Great Britain
Team: #YELLOWSQUAD

Catie Munnings was inspired to compete in motorsport from a young age by her father Chris, a former rally driver himself who ran the London Rally School at Brands Hatch.

Growing up on a farm, Munnings got used to thrashing around on quad bikes before she began to enter local motorsport events across the UK.

In 2016, she made her FIA European Rally Championship bow on Belgium’s Ypres Rally behind the wheel of a Saintéloc Junior Team-run Peugeot 208 VTi R2 in the ERC3 category, going on to lift the series’ Ladies’ Trophy at the end of the season – in so doing, becoming the first British driver to clinch a European Rally Championship title in almost 50 years.

Selected as a member of the Peugeot Rally Academy in 2017, over the following three campaigns, Munnings claimed a series of stage class wins while simultaneously forging a successful television career as the host of BBC CBeebies show, Catie’s Amazing Machines.

In 2020, the UK’s first-ever female Red Bull athlete made her debut in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship on Rally Sweden in a Ford Fiesta R2, before being recruited as 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen’s team-mate at Andretti United for the inaugural season of Extreme E. The pair won the Arctic X Prix in Greenland, with two further podium finishes propelling them to third in the overall standings.

Munnings remained with the team in 2022, while building her rallycross experience – following a handful of outings in other series – in the FIA RX2e Championship’s curtain-raising round at Höljes. She returned to the fray a year later with Hansen Motorsport junior outfit #YellowSquad.

No. 55

Molly Taylor

Team: #YELLOWSQUAD

Date Of Birth: 06/05/1988
Place Of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Team: #YELLOWSQUAD

The daughter of a rally driver and a championship-winning co-driver, Molly Taylor grew up competing in equestrian events before trading horses for horsepower when she purchased her first rally car.

In 2006, she was selected for the Women’s Driver Development Program – run by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) – prior to making her Australian Rally Championship debut in 2007, prevailing in the F16 class in consecutive campaigns.

Her next move was to the UK to contest the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup, becoming British Ladies’ Rally Champion in both 2009 and 2010 while simultaneously joining the Australian Motor Sport Foundation’s International Rising Star program.

A place in the Pirelli Star Driver Shootout – against 15 other promising young rally drivers from around the world – saw Taylor secure one of just six fully-funded scholarships to compete in the 2011 WRC Academy, on the FIA World Rally Championship undercard.

In 2013, the Australian entered the FIA European Rally Championship, winning the ERC Ladies’ Trophy and climbing to the top spot in the World Rally Rankings’ International Female Rally Driver category.

A year later, she became the first female to achieve a podium finish at Junior WRC level on Rally Finland, before returning to her homeland in 2015 and placing second overall in the Australian Rally Championship, reaching the rostrum in every round.

Taylor went one better in 2016, making history once again as the first – and, to-date, only – woman to lift the laurels in the series, as well as the youngest, irrespective of gender. She looked set to repeat the feat in 2017 until engine failure in the season finale scuppered her bid.

In 2019, the New South Wales native made her circuit racing bow in TCR Australia, and two years later she clinched the inaugural Extreme E crown alongside five-time FIA World Rallycross Champion, Johan Kristoffersson.

After largely sitting out the 2022 campaign, Taylor teamed up with Kevin Hansen at Veloce Racing in Extreme E in 2023 – triumphing in each of the opening two outings. She made her rallycross debut with Hansen Motorsport junior outfit #YellowSquad in the FIA RX2e Championship later the same year at Mettet in Belgium.

No. 97

Cristina Gutiérrez

Team: ZEROID Motorsport

Date Of Birth: 24/07/1991
Place Of Birth: Burgos, Spain
Team: ZEROID Motorsport

History-making rally-raid star Cristina Gutiérrez is a driver whose reputation in off-road racing precedes her, collecting a host of titles and accolades over the course of her impressive career to-date.

A dentist by trade, Gutiérrez has always had the bit between her teeth when it comes to competition. After making her rally-raid debut aged 18 in 2010, she went on to be crowned champion on the domestic scene on multiple occasions.

In 2017, she made her international bow on the iconic Dakar Rally, winding up 44th overall and sixth in-class as she became the first female Spanish car driver ever to finish the gruelling endurance event. Twelve months later, Gutiérrez improved to second in the T1.S category and in 2021, she followed in the footsteps of Jutta Kleinschmidt in taking a stage win.

The same year, the Burgos native made history again in becoming the first woman to secure an FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies title, notably completing the final stage of the second round in Kazakhstan – which she won in the T3 class – with three broken vertebrae.

Gutiérrez simultaneously partnered nine-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb to the runner-up spoils for Lewis Hamilton’s Team X44 in the inaugural campaign of Extreme E, proceeding to clinch the coveted crown in season two. She made her rallycross debut in the FIA RX2e Championship in Hell, Norway in 2023.

No. 26

Roberts Vitols

Team: Ugis Vitols

Date Of Birth: 16/09/2002
Place Of Birth: Rīga, Latvia
Team: Ugis Vitols

Roberts Vitols began competing at the age of just five, following in the wheeltracks of his father, Ugis. Winning as soon as his second race in the Mini Buggy class, he went on to be crowned Latvian champion in the category in 2009.

Consecutive Latvian Karting Championship titles in 2011 and 2012 were backed up by the Baltic spoils in the second of those seasons, before he switched to Crosskart competition. After stepping up again to rallycross in 2017, Vitols became the youngest-ever FIA North European Zone (NEZ) champion, lifting the Super1600 laurels at 14-years-old. He simultaneously finished third in the Latvian Rallycross Cup, despite missing one of the six rounds.

Runner-up in the Latvian Rallycross Championship in 2018 as his career continued to gain momentum, he went one better 12 months later while placing third in the Motorsport UK Junior Rallycross Championship standings courtesy of three victories from nine outings.

After racing to Super1600 glory in 2020, the next season, Vitols graduated to the headlining Supercar level in the blue riband British series. Winning straight off the bat at Lydden Hill and triumphing twice more in the subsequent six rounds, he reached the rostrum on all bar one occasion to wind up third in the overall classification.

The Rīga native made his FIA RX2e Championship bow on home soil at the Biķernieki circuit in 2022. He was firmly in the hunt for silverware until mechanical issues intervened one lap from the end of the final. He returned to the fray at Lydden Hill the following summer.

No. 44

Laia Sanz

Team: Acciona | Sainz XE Team

Date Of Birth: 11/12/1985
Place Of Birth: Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
Team: Acciona | Sainz XE Team

Laia Sanz first rode a bicycle at the age of two and began her motorsport career just five years later, demonstrating an early aptitude for racing that flourished into a prodigious talent.

She registered her maiden success against male opposition on an 80cc trial bike in 1997 and won the inaugural (then unofficial) edition of the Women’s Trial European Championship the next year. Victory in the Spanish Cadet Championship in 2000, competing as the only female rider, prompted the motorsport world to sit up and take notice and a host of titles – including seven consecutive FIM Women’s Trial World Championships from 2000 to 2006 – followed.

In total, Sanz has secured 14 Women’s Trial World Championship crowns and six FIM Women’s Enduro World Championships. Alongside her Trial exploits, the Spaniard fulfilled a childhood dream in 2011 by making her debut on the legendary Dakar Rally – winning the Female Trophy – with further appearances capped by a ninth-place overall finish in 2015, the best-ever result for a woman in the motorbike class.

After adding several car races to her repertoire, Sanz made her rallycross debut in the World RX-supporting RX Lites series on home soil in Barcelona in 2015. She was subsequently recruited by FIA World Rally Championship legend Carlos Sainz to partner him at his ACCIONA | Sainz XE Team in the inaugural campaign of electric off-road racing series Extreme E in 2021, going on to make her RX2e debut at Spa-Francorchamps later the same year. Three outings the following season yielded a best finish of seventh at Höljes.

No. 11

Yan Zhang

Team: RuiSi Racing

Place Of Birth: China
Team: RuiSi Racing

Zhang Yan started karting at 8 years old. In 2006 she joined the Yuche Silverstone Racing Team and started competing in Uk and then the rest of Europe. In that same year she achieved a 2nd place in the UK Formula Ford Championship, only to win it a couple years later in 2008. The same year she also won the Spanish BMW Formula Championship. Between 2008 and 2010 she also won the Beijing Racing Festival Junior Formula Championship and in 2010 she got a third place in the UK Junior Formula Championship.

These results allowed her to participate in some testing for the European F3 Formula between 2011 and 2012. She was the first Chinese female driver to achieve that.

In 2018, Zhang Yan returned to her home country and established a racing training institution. She also became a racing coach, dedicated to nurturing a new generation of Chinese racing athletes. And for this year, she intends to bring Rallycross to China by organizing the CRX competition.