MJP Racing Team Austria announced yesterday that Kevin Eriksson, the current Swedish Supercar Champion and 2016 World RX Event winner will be alongside Timo Scheider to compete in 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship for MJP Racing Team Austria.
Kevin Eriksson, who won the German round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship commented:
“I am very excited to join MJP Racing Team Austria and to be able to compete the full 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Driving for MJP Racing Team Austria alongside Timo Scheider makes me feel fantastic. I saw what they have done with their new 2017 Ford Fiesta RXS and it will be amazing to drive this machine. Thanks to the Team and their sponsors for giving me this opportunity.
Team owner Max J. Pucher had this to say:
“Kevin Eriksson is the perfect match for Timo Scheider in our Team. The combination of DTM experience and World RX dynamic makes for one of the strongest driver pairings in the 2017 Championship. As much as I would have liked to have Alex Wurz as an Austrian counterpart to Timo he unfortunately was unable to commit to a full season. We have reached our ultimate goal of stepping up our game both in drivers and cars. BarcelonaRX, here we come!”