The weekend was perfect for Bakkerud who made series history by becoming the first FIA World Rallycross driver to win all four qualifying rounds of an event weekend. Bakkerud then went on to win his Semi-Final before becoming the first Norwegian to win the Norway event.
“It’s crazy that we won on home soil. I am so proud of the whole team,” said Bakkerud post-event. “This is only our fifth event! I am so pumped and so stoked to be a part of this great team. A big thank you to all of our partners.”
Dave Pericak, Global Director of Ford Performance, said: “From the beginning, our goal with this program was for the Focus RS RX to be competitive in rallycross. With support from M-Sport and Hoonigan Racing Division, we felt confident that our combined team put together the best vehicle for the sport.
Ken Block finished second in his first two Qualifying rounds before experiencing technical issues on his vehicle that kept him out of the Semi Finals. The Hoonigan Racing Division and the Focus RS RX vehicles will be back in action July 1st-3rd at Holjes MotorStadion in Holjes, Sweden.