The ultimate birthday present? Maybe. But it’s important to mention that this wasn’t handed to Andreas Bakkerud, it was a hard fought title, which he claimed in his now trademark speed and sideways style.
On the 10th October, Andreas won the RX1 category at the Benelux World RX of Spa-Francorchamps and with it was crowned the 2021 FIA EuroRX 1 Rallycross Champion. Bakkerud and rival Fabien Pailler waged a fierce duel for supremacy all season-long, and the pair entered the final round in Belgium separated by just a single point in the Norwegian’s favour.