|Knut Ove Børseth joins Hedström Motorsport
- The team is ready to fight for podiums in 2013
Knut Ove Børseth is the new driver in Hedströms Motorsport’s two-car team for the 2013 FIA European Rallycross Championship. “This is exciting, and we will be fighting for podiums with both our cars,” says team boss and driver Peter Hedström. The team will enter two equal Skoda Fabia MkIIs in the championship. “I'm looking forward to driving a full season of rallycross again,” says Børseth who won the TouringCar title in the 2009 European championship.
“We are taking a step forward by running a two-car team with two good drivers.
I look forward to working with Knut Ove Børseth in the team and think we can learn a lot from each other. The new RX series is very exciting and I think that both drivers will benefit because we are a two-car team. Michael Jernberg Motorsport is building a new Skoda MkII for me. Last year’s car is totally rebuilt, and will be driven by Børseth,” says Hedström.
The team also has the ex-Lars Larsson championship winning Skoda Mk1 as a third car.
“It could be a tough season, so it's really good to have backup available!” says Hedström.
Finally back in business
Børseth has spent the last two years working to establish the charity Drive for Life as a national organisation in Norway, a task that required a lot of time and energy and left a limited amount of time to race. In the last two seasons Børseth has only competed in the Scandinavian rounds of the European championship in Norway and Sweden.
“It's good to be back and I am ready for the new season. I have great faith in [championship promoter] IMG’s new plans for rallycross, and believe that the sport will get a big boost, and I will be there from the start,” says Børseth who believes that a two-car team will be effective and exciting. “I still have a lot to work with Drive for Life. So racing with Hedströms Motorsport is a solution that gives me an opening to also invest time in rallycross. The aim is also to involve some of our Drive for Life youths in events in Scandinavia.
Hedströms Motorsport has a lot of experience in the team. Four times European champion Olle Arnesson and driver/constructor Michael Jernberg are key people and have contributed their experience to building the team. “I have a lot to thank Olle and Michael and especially my dad Anders for. Without them I would never come as far as I have,” says, Hedström who is clear about the objectives for both drivers in what he predicts will be a tough year with every point hard-earned. “ We will fight for places in the final and podium. Meanwhile, this season might be the toughest ever, and it will be important to collect as many points as possible.”
The first test for the team will be at Lydden Hill 22 February.