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2019_WorldRX_Rnd7_Canada - 11


Aug 052019

His first win since Argentina 2016, and with it a refreshed shot at the 2019 title. This year’s World RX of Canada went off, and for none more so than the RX Cartel’s very own Andreas Bakkerud.

The Norwegian ace took an awesome victory at the the sixth edition of the World RX of Canada in Trois-Rivieres. With three rounds remaining the result turns the battle for the championship on its head, by promoting Andreas into second in the drivers’ standings, nine points ahead of Kevin Hansen, and seven points behind first placed Timmy Hansen.

Bakkerud has come tantalisingly close to a win this year already - taking a pair of second place podiums at the World RX of Belgium and the World RX of Great Britain.

Bakkerud acknowledged the efforts of the RX Cartel in finally securing a win that he thought might never come. “We have worked hard as a team and I was hoping and praying that this day would come even though with all the bad luck and near misses we have had this season, I thought it might never happen,” he said.


“We have had some challenging months in getting the team together for the first round in Abu Dhabi. We were so close in Belgium and Silverstone and we were strong until the semi-final in Sweden. Even today, I had problems and it wasn’t without drama. In the final when I burned the clutch at the start, then the rear subframe came loose and the car was all over the place. But we managed to keep it all together.


“But we have just stuck at it as a team and I’m really pleased for them and all the Bakkerud Blue supporters to finally get the job done. It’s been nearly 950-something days since my last event win. It wasn’t a race I expected to win to be honest. Canada is not a strong circuit for me. I’m just happy that the car kept in one piece so I could bring home the first win for the RX Cartel.”


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