Flanked by an army of fans at every race he attends, and with his ever present #BakkerudLife camera in hand, there’s no missing Andreas Bakkerud has when he shows up to an event.
And with good reason. Boasting six outright victories and a further 27 podiums to his name in the FIA World Rallycross Championship alone - not to mention double FIA European Championship titles before the age of 22 - Andreas is the closest thing you’ll get to an original and self-made household name in rallycross.
The 27 year old from Bergen, in Norway, also remains one of only two drivers in World RX history to have scored maximum points through each stage of an event weekend - after winning all four qualifying sessions, the semi-final and the final at World RX of Norway in 2016.
However, 2019 is arguably the most crucial season for the Norwegian racer. Having taken on the role of Team Principal in the Monster Energy RX Cartel - as well as partnering Liam Doran to battle it out for the Drivers’ and Teams’ World Championship - Andreas says it’s “Win it or Bin it” this year.
Read on to find out his thoughts on why fans should stick with rallycross; running and racing a team at World Championship level before the age of 30, and why World RX is the MMA of motorsport…