• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Ford Focus RS RX Takes First FIA World Rallycross Championship Win

Sponsored Links

Five races into the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the new-for-2016 Ford Focus RS RX has taken its first-ever win.

Ford Hoonigan Racing Division driver Andreas Bakkerud piloted the #13 Ford Focus RS RX to the top of the podium Sunday in the FIA WRX round in Hell, Norway. It was a dominant weekend for Bakkerud, with the young Norwegian becoming the first driver to sweep all four qualifying rounds in an FIA WRX weekend.

“It’s crazy that we won on home soil,” Bakkerud said Sunday. “I am so proud of the whole team. 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.”

Sponsored Links

Bakkerud’s teammate Ken Block qualified second in the first two qualifying rounds of the weekend before being sidelined from the semi finals with mechanical issues. Block earned the Focus RS RX its first ever podium earlier this year during the second round of FIA WRX competition in Hockenheim, Germany.

Check out the recap of Bakkerud’s win in the video above.

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Sam McEachern

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Transformers 5 To Use Sixth-Gen Ford Mustang Police Car

Ford Mustang Captured Running Down Cyclist: Video