Kobe Pauwels


Date Of Birth: 23/10/2004

Place Of Birth: Diest, Belgium


Following an initial stint on the European and International karting scene in which he clinched the 2016 European Mini Max Championship and seventh in the World Championship standings that same year, Pauwels made the switch to rallycross and hasn’t looked back since.

Kicking off his rallycross endeavours in the high thrills CrossCar category, the Belgian racer gained vital experience in the Belgian CrossCar Junior series – winning the title during his time there – as well as making appearances in the European CrossCar Championship and RallyX Nordic’s prestigious CrossCar category.

Victory in his first-ever car racing entry at the 2020 British Rallycross Championship finale at Lydden Hill only added to Pauwels’ burgeoning reputation, and so the stage was set for him to make his debut on the World RX package in 2021.

Having snatched a breathtaking victory at Lohéac at the midway point of the season and notched a further two podiums throughout the year, Pauwels ended the season as vice champion at the first time of asking, paving the way for a preliminary RX2e entry.

Career RX2e Starts


Best Championship Finish

15th (2021)

Race Wins

Podium Finishes

Best Race Result

4th (Nürburgring 2021)