Swedish motorsport team Olsbergs MSE is preparing for the new World Rallycross Championship (WRX) season after withdrawing from the self-owned Global Rallycross (GRC) series.
The team’s two Ford Fiesta Supercars will be driven by Kevin Eriksson, who is the son of team owner Andreas, and 2014 European Rallycross champion Robin Larsson.
Olsbergs won the WRX teams’ title in the championship’s inaugural season in 2014, and won the GRC three times before deciding to withdraw ahead of this year’s campaign.
“Concentrating our efforts in Europe and on the international stage offers a number of advantages,” said Andreas Eriksson. “First and foremost, we are excited to see what our rapid new line-up of Kevin and Robin can achieve out on track. 2018 is a big year for Olsbergs MSE with an all-new car for the forthcoming campaign, fitted with our own latest-specification custom engine that has already proven itself as a winning powerplant.”
The new WRX season gets underway in Barcelona, Spain on 14th April.