Marklund Motorsport

Last updated
Flag of Sweden.svg Marklund Motorsport
Marklund Motorsport logo.png
Founded 2011
Team principal(s) Jan Marklund
Current series FIA European Rallycross Championship
Former series FIA World Rallycross Championship
Noted drivers Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström
Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust
Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen
Current drivers 92. Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund

Marklund Motorsport, also competed under the title Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, is an auto racing team. The team has been competing in rallycross since its creation, and has recently been backed by Volkswagen. For 2016 the team merged with Kristoffersson Motorsport to create Volkswagen RX Sweden , before stepping back to the European circuit following the fallout from the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Auto racing motorsport involving the racing of cars for competition

Auto racing is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.

Rallycross form of sprint style automobile racing

Rallycross is a form of sprint style automobile racing, held on a closed mixed-surface racing circuit, with modified production or specially built road cars, similar to the World Rally Cars. It is mainly popular in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Great Britain. An inexpensive, entry level type of rallycross is the Swedish folkrace or its Norwegian counterpart, the so-called bilcross. The folkrace is most popular in Finland where it was founded back in late 60's. In Europe, rallycross can also refer to racing 1:8 scale off-road radio-controlled buggies.

Volkswagen automotive brand manufacturing subsidiary of Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen ; ); shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded on 28 May 1937 by the German Labour Front, and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. The group's main market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales and profits.

Contents

Racing record

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

YearEntrantCarNo.Driver12345678910111213WRXPointsTeamsPoints
2014 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen POR
4
GBR
4
NOR
7
FIN
7
SWE
8
BEL
1
CAN
5
FRA
10
GER
5
ITA
8
TUR
3
ARG
5
2nd2212nd394
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund POR
5
GBR
12
NOR
8
FIN
5
SWE
14
BEL
4
CAN
2
FRA
8
GER
17
ITA
6
TUR
4
ARG
7
6th173
34 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust POR
GBR
5
NOR
FIN
1
SWE
BEL
CAN
18
FRA
GER
ITA
TUR
ARG
13th42N/AN/A
67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval POR
GBR
NOR
FIN
SWE
BEL
16
CAN
FRA
GER
ITA
TUR
ARG
55th1
82 Flag of Canada.svg Patrick Carpentier POR
GBR
NOR
FIN
SWE
BEL
CAN
6
FRA
GER
ITA
TUR
ARG
30th13
90 Flag of Germany.svg Ronny Wechselberger POR
GBR
NOR
FIN
SWE
BEL
CAN
FRA
GER
19
ITA
TUR
ARG
57th0
2015 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 34 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust POR
HOC
9
BEL
GBR
16
GER
SWE
CAN
3
NOR
FRA
BAR
5
TUR
ITA
ARG
15th446th236
45 Flag of Sweden.svg Per-Gunnar Andersson POR
6
HOC
12
BEL
4
GBR
13
GER
14
SWE
16
CAN
NOR
5
FRA
13
BAR
TUR
20
ITA
14
ARG
13th70
57 Flag of Finland.svg Toomas Heikkinen POR
8
HOC
4
BEL
1
GBR
15
GER
13
SWE
4
CAN
2
NOR
19
FRA
9
BAR
8
TUR
14
ITA
13
ARG
9
9th137
100 Flag of Norway.svg Thomas Bryntesson POR
HOC
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
CAN
NOR
FRA
ESP
TUR
ITA
ARG
16
34th1
HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad POR
HOC
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
12
CAN
4†
NOR
FRA
BAR
TUR
ITA
ARG
18th24N/AN/A
2018 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund BAR
POR
BEL
GBR
17
NOR
11
SWE
CAN
FRA
LAT
USA
GER
RSA
16th*7*N/AN/A
HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad BAR
POR
BEL
GBR
11
NOR
13
SWE
CAN
FRA
LAT
USA
GER
RSA
15th*13*N/AN/A

† Points scored with other team(s).

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Touringcar

YearEntrantCarNo.Driver12345678910ERXPoints
2011 Marklund Motorsport Ford Fiesta 31 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund GBR
POR
FRA
NOR
10
SWE
3
BEL
11
NED
5
AUT
POL
CZE
4
8th53
2012 Marklund Motorsport Ford Fiesta 8 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund GBR
1
FRA
2
AUT
2
HUN
2
NOR
(6)
SWE
2
BEL
2
NED
1
FIN
2
GER
(7)
1st142

Supercar

YearEntrantCarNo.Driver123456789ERXPoints
2013 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 68 Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Ekström GBR
POR
HUN
FIN
NOR
SWE
2
FRA
AUT
GER
17th23
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund GBR
7
POR
9
HUN
8
FIN
9
NOR
7
SWE
21
FRA
13
AUT
7
GER
9
7th102
2014 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 34 Flag of the United States.svg Tanner Foust GBR
3
NOR
BEL
GER
ITA
18th14
67 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Duval GBRNORBEL
8
GERITA24th9
90 Flag of Germany.svg Ronny Wechselberger GBRNORBEL
GER
12
ITA31st5
2015 HTB Racing-Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 24 Flag of Norway.svg Tommy Rustad BEL
4
GER
1
NOR
1
BAR
6
ITA
1
1st135
2017 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 19 Flag of Sweden.svg Magda Andersson BAR
28
NOR
15
SWE
12
FRA
9
LAT
19
16th19
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund BAR
1
NOR
2
SWE
1
FRA
4
LAT
1
1st129
2018 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo 92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund BAR
2
BEL
1
SWE
FRA
LAT
2nd*53*

* Season still in progress.


Related Research Articles

Fredrik Ekblom Swedish racing driver

Fredrik Ekblom is a Swedish race car driver from Kumla. After an early career in single-seaters he switched to touring car racing where he won multiple titles in his native Swedish Touring Car Championship and later in the TTA – Racing Elite League.

Porsche Holding is the largest car distributor in Europe. In 2011, the company was sold by the Porsche family and Porsche SE to Volkswagen AG.

Tommy Rustad Norwegian racing driver

Tommy Rustad is a Norwegian auto racing driver. He currently drives in the FIA European Rallycross Championship and occasionally in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Tommy is the son of former well known Norwegian racer Ola Rustad.

Kris Nissen Danish racing driver

Nils-Kristian "Kris" Nissen is a retired Danish auto racing driver. For several years he was Volkswagen's motorsport director. Since the summer of 2013 he has had a career change and is currently owner and temporary manager of a Danish campingsite called Enderupskov in Southern Jutland.

Daniel Abt German racing driver

Daniel Abt is a German racing driver. He has competed in such series as the German Formula Three Championship, the GP3 Series, the GP2 Series, and won the 2009 ADAC Formel Masters championship. He currently competes in Formula E with ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport.

Münnich Motorsport

Münnich Motorsport GmbH, which also competes under the title All-Inkl.com Racing, is an auto racing team founded by German racing driver and entrepreneur René Münnich in 2006. The team has been built around two areas of motorsport since its inception, rallycross and sports car racing, and has been backed by Münnich's personal business, domain registrar and web host All-Inkl.

Marc VDS Racing Team is a Belgian motorcycle racing team founded by Marc van der Straten, although it is composed of several smaller teams all operating under the Marc VDS banner. The team currently competes in two disciplines of motorsport: motorcycle racing in the MotoE World Cup and the Moto2 World Championship, and rallying in various rally raid events. It has also formerly competed in many auto racing championships, such as the Blancpain Endurance Series and the European Le Mans Series.

Tom Blomqvist British racing driver

Tom Leonard Blomqvist is a British-Swedish professional racing driver, and BMW Motorsport works driver. He is the son of 1984 Swedish World Rally Champion, Stig Blomqvist, and raced under a Swedish racing licence until March 2010.

Volkswagen Motorsport auto racing factory team by Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Motorsport is a works rally team of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen, whom competed in the World Rally Championship and Dakar Rally.

Volkswagen Polo R WRC rally car built by Volkswagen for competition in the World Rally Championship

The Volkswagen Polo R WRC is a World Rally Car built and operated by Volkswagen Motorsport and based on the Volkswagen Polo for use in the World Rally Championship. The car, which made its début at the start of the 2013 season, is built to the second generation of World Rally Car regulations that were introduced 2011, which are based upon the existing Super 2000 regulations, but powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine rather than the normally aspirated 2-litre engine found in Super 2000 cars.

Johan Kristoffersson Swedish racing driver

Johan David Kristoffersson, born 6 December 1988, is a Swedish racecar driver. He is the son of former racing driver and Kristoffersson Motorsport (KMS) team owner Tommy Kristoffersson. He won the Superstars Series championship in 2012, the same year in which he claimed the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia titles. He is the reigning FIA World Rallycross Champion, winning the 2017 and 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship. He won the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship title with a record breaking 11 event wins during the season.

Aaron Mason is a British racing driver currently competing in the Volkswagen Racing Cup Great Britain as of 2013. Although he has spent most of his career in the series, he entered one round of the British Touring Car Championship in 2013, replacing James Kaye of AmDTuning.com at Oulton Park.

Kieran Tambo Gallagher is a British racing driver who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship owes his career to Kyle O'Prey his Manager for his drive with Team HARD. In 2013 Gallagher competed in the British Touring Car Championship for the first time at Knockhill, driving for Team HARD in a Vauxhall insignia NGTC. After a season back in the wagen Racing Cup with Team HARD he remained with the team for their return to the BTCC in 2015

Anton Marklund

Anton Marklund is a Swedish racecar driver who won the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship. He has competed most of his career for his father's team Marklund Motorsport.

Kristoffersson Motorsport is a Swedish auto racing team owned by racing driver Tommy Kristoffersson. It currently competes in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and Swedish Touring Car Championship, with Tommy's son Johan Kristoffersson as one of the drivers. The team has raced under several sponsored names, such as Team Biogas.se, Volkswagen Dealer Team KMS, Volkswagen Team Sweden, Volkswagen RX Sweden and PSRX Volkswagen World RX Team Sweden.

Škoda Fabia R5 rally car

The Škoda Fabia R5 is a rally car built by Škoda Motorsport. It is based upon the Škoda Fabia road car and is built to Group R5 regulations. It made its competition début in 2015 as a successor to the Škoda Fabia S2000. The car proved to be very successful in the World Rally Championship-2 class, winning twenty-four events between 2015 and 2017. Esapekka Lappi won the 2016 World Rally Championship-2 drivers title with four victories, Pontus Tidemand won the 2017 championship and Jan Kopecký won the 2018 championship. Škoda Motorsport won the FIA World Rally Championship-2 for Teams in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Starting in 2019, Škoda Motorsport will enter the Fabia R5 in the professional class of the World Rally Championship-2.

The 2015 World RX of Canada was the seventh round of the second season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The event was held at the Circuit Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

Jost Capito

Jost Capito is a German Motorsport manager. Capito has been employed in various roles during his 30-year career, with his most successful role being Director of Motorsport at Volkswagen.

"Kevin" Tse Wing Kin is a Hong Kong-born Macanese racing driver currently competing in the TCR International Series and TCR Asia Series. Having previously competed in the Asian Le Mans Series, Clio Cup China Series and Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia amongst others.

Anders Jæger Rally co-driver in the World Rally Championship

Anders Jæger-Amland is a rallying co-driver from Norway. He has been the co-driver of Andreas Mikkelsen since 2016.