How do you’re feeling ?
Taking half in the complete 2021 season makes me very completely satisfied. I already wished to do it final yr, however one downside made my engagement not possible. This yr, every part has been settled. I’ll subsequently compete in the complete RallyX Nordic (Scandinavian championship. Editor’s be aware) and the world championship.
What conclusions do you draw out of your first checks?
My 4 days of testing in Sweden went very nicely. I drove in Strängnäs, Arvika and Höljes. I really feel assured within the automobile (Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro. Editor’s be aware) and with the staff. They know very nicely what they’re doing, know me, identical to the automobile. This is an effective omen. I skilled on the begins and was additionally ready to trip in all varieties of situations: dry, rain and even snow. My lap occasions have been good, now we’ve to verify on the observe.
How did you strategy this problem?
As in GT previously. I’m studying in mid-grid groups, after which as soon as I begin to really feel good I look to go to a top-of-the-board staff. This is how we be taught shortly. I used to be ready to do just a few rounds lately (particularly at JC Raceteknik. Editor’s be aware) and right here I’m dedicated to the yr. When you solely play one or two rounds, you’re cautious, watch out not to take out your teammate who’s preventing for the title … The strategy shouldn’t be the identical as once you play the complete season.
Did Mattias Ekström affect your selection?
I spoke with him lots, requested him if it wasn’t higher to compete within the French, English and European championships, however he convinced me to do the World Championship. He advised me that there are solely good riders in World RX and preventing with the most effective would assist me be taught quicker.
What are your expectations ?
The most important factor is to be taught, to achieve expertise. I additionally need to see if there’s a sure respect between the drivers as I’ve identified in GT, to perceive how it’s within the race, how to overtake or defend my place. There isn’t any outcome goal in the meanwhile. We’ll see that after two, three races.
Why did you select to additionally compete in RallyX Nordic?
Because I’ll have all the chance to compete in three races earlier than the beginning of the World RX season. I’ve no purpose besides to achieve expertise.