Isak Sjökvist has impressed himself with his own progression during the inaugural FIA RX2e Championship this season, and the 20-year-old wants to continue that trend at the Benelux World RX of Spa-Francorchamps this weekend (October 9-10).
The Swede has competed in two of the three rounds so far this term, achieving a stunning third place on debut at Höljes, and is now targeting even more success in Belgium.
Sjökvist is one of 10 drivers set to feature in Round 4 of the first-ever FIA electric rallycross championship at the iconic Ardennes venue, and the former karting prodigy is now in contention for a top three finish in the overall Drivers’ Standings.
Isak Sjökvist said: “I will be doing my best to impress in Belgium, but I still see it as an opportunity to develop my driving!
“I’m going to Belgium with the mindset of having loads of fun and doing my best possible.
“As for the whole season, I would be lying to you if I said I haven’t impressed myself with how quickly I’ve adapted to this type of car.
“Even in my wildest dreams, I didn’t think that my first-ever RX2e race – and my first-ever race on the World Championship stage – would end with a spot on the podium at Höljes. Without a doubt, that is my greatest memory of the RX2e series so far.”
Having missed the curtain-raising event in Catalunya, Sjökvist finished third at Höljes then banked another appearance in the final at Lohéac last time out.
The Swede is currently sixth in the Drivers’ Standings but sits just 16 points behind third-placed Fraser McConnell, who will not be racing in Spa.
The RX2e Championship has already delivered some truly scintillating wheel-to-wheel battles, and the competitiveness of the all-electric series has marked it out as a breeding ground for the next generation of talent.
“From my experience so far, the RX2e series is one of the most competitive a rallycross driver can race in,” said Sjökvist.
“Just look how close the gap has been between all drivers! It is no longer about avoiding one mistake per lap, it’s about not making a single mistake in the whole race.
“You can no longer take anything for granted, as all the drivers are so talented and competing at the highest level all the time.”
The FIA RX2e Championship continues with Round 4 at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium this weekend (October 9-10). You can watch every single race live on RX+, the new FIA World Rallycross Championship broadcast platform.
About FIA RX2e Championship
Sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), RX2e is a joint venture between Spanish electro-mobility specialist QEV Technologies, Olsbergs MSE and RX Promotion.
The vision for the FIA RX2e Championship is to provide a pathway to the top of the sport for aspiring rallycross stars, with five European events planned for its inaugural season in 2021, all in support of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
2021 FIA RX2e Championship Calendar
July 23 – 24 Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
August 20 – 22 Höljes, Sweden
September 3-5 Lohéac, France
October 9-10 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
November 27-28 Nürburgring, Germany
About QEV Technologies
QEV Technologies, a pioneering electric mobility global company created in Spain, is backed by a long and solid track record in the sustainable mobility sector, with a commitment to electric vehicles and a decade of experience in the manufacture of electric hypercars. The company is focused on the design and manufacture of electric vehicles for different sectors, using and developing cutting-edge technology, as well as on the conversion of combustion vehicles to electric vehicles. QEV Technologies has also an extensive-winning experience in motor racing.