Another Kevin is joining this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship. Competing versus Kevin Hansen of Hansen Motorsports this year will certainly be Kevin Abbring. Abbring (32) will certainly race under the UNKORRUPTED group banner, behind the wheel of a Renault Mégane R.S. RX prepared by French design attire FORS Technologies. Abbring comes to be the very first Dutchman to complete in a complete World RX period, and also he couldn’t be a lot more thrilled;
“I’ve been working on some incredible projects, and I’m really excited about the future of motorsport. To get the chance to contest an entire championship at world level in parallel this season is something I’ve been working on for such a long time now.”
“Thanks to the latest projects and test activities I have been involved in, I feel faster than I’ve ever been. I’ve worked with every team member closely before and I’m starting to understand the Mégane better and better. I can’t wait to push for victories together!”
‘Faster than ever,’ seems like a threatening caution to those yet to reveal their dedication to this year’s World RX period, as Abbring enters the classification with large experience in a selection of collection. That experience started in the sector of Rallycross, where Abbring appreciated significant very early success, winning the Dutch and also Belgian titles 3 times by the age of 16. He changed to Rallying in 2007 and also got a more honor in the kind of the youngest ever before motorist to win a round of the Junior World Rally Championship. He saw even more success in 2013, winning the French Peugeot 208 Rally Cup. This saw him make a manufacturing facility drive in the list below year’s European Rally Championship, a year that was blighted by retired lives yet did bring 2 platform surfaces. Abbring followed this up by ending up being a vital participant of the growth group behind Hyundai Motorsports i20 WRC auto.
Another noteworthy component of Abbring’s history is his dedication to ecologically mindful motorsport. He ended up being the very first Dutch motorist ever before to go into and also win a rally in an auto work on bio-methanol in 2010. He has actually additionally belonged of GCK Motorsport considering that in 2014 as an advancement motorist for the clothing dedication to greener motorsport.
In current years Abbring has actually made a return to the Rallycross scene. In 2019 he contended in 2 rounds of World RX, ending up in fourth area in Norway and also Sweeden in an ES Motorsport Škoda Fabia, notoriously leading the last on his launching in Hell. Following his collaboration with GCK, Abbring contended in World RX Finland in 2014 in a Renault Clio under the GCK UNKORRUPTED banner.
Abbring will certainly be wishing his large off-road experience and also quick embellishments of World RX luster will certainly place him in excellent stead throughout the 2021 World RX period. Rallycross followers will certainly have the ability to see exactly how he compares to the remainder of the area when the eight-round collection obtains underway at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona in Catalunya on 23-24 July.