30 October, 2006

Jordan 4th, O'Donovan 5th with Eklund Saab's

Results division 1 Superprix 2006 Croft:

  1. Kenneth Hansen (S) Citroen C4
  2. Christoffer Evans (IRL) Opel.
  3. Kevin Proctor (GB) Ford
  4. Andrew Jordan (GB) Saab
  5. Ollie O’Donovan (IRL) Saab
  6. Helmut Holfeld (IRL) Ford
  7. John McCluskey (IRL) Citroen Xsara
  8. Steve Hill (GB) Mitsubishi

20 October, 2006

Jordan drives second Saab at Superprix

British rallycross driver Andrew Jordan has concluded a deal to drive the second Per Eklund Saab 9-3 at the 2006 Rallycross Superprix.

Jordan drives with a Ford Focus at the MSA British Rallycross Championship. He currently standing 3th place overall.

Ex European Rallycross Champion, Will Gollop has put together a deal for Andrew Jordan (from Sutton Coldfield) to race Per Eklund’s second Saab 9_3 in the 2006 Shannon Holdings Rallycross Superprix at Croft Circuit on October 28th & 29th. Jordan had been planning to use the Ford Focus in the event, but Gollop is away on holiday visiting his son on the weekend of the Superprix.

Andrew stated:"I would like to thank Will for putting together the deal for me to race the Saab at the Rallycross Superprix. I am looking forward to working with ex European Rallycross Champion, Per Eklund at the event and I certainly won’t be there just to make up the numbers. I want to take home the Superprix winners trophy. My first opportunity to drive the car will be at the Superprix media day at Croft next week, which will allow me to draw on Per's experience with the car."

The Saab will be run under the Canterbury Saab banner at the event, together with sponsors Bill Gwynne, John Guest and Pirtek. Andrew is hoping to continue with Gollop next season, taking in selected rounds of the 2007 European Rallycross Championship.

19 October, 2006

New calendar 2007, only 10 races

The FIA European Rallycross Championship 2007 calender will be:

  1. 04-06 May: Montalegre - Portugal
  2. 11-13 May: Essay - France
  3. 01-03 June: Nyirád - Hongary
  4. 08-10 June: Greinbach - Austria
  5. 29 June -01 July: Höljes - Sweden
  6. 06-08 July: Momarken - Norway
  7. 10-12 August: Maasmechelen - Belgium
  8. 17-19 August: Valkenswaard - then Netherlands
  9. 14-16 September: Slomczyn - Poland
  10. 21-23 September: Sosnová - Czechia

16 October, 2006

O'Donovan to race Eklunds Saab at the Superprix

It was announced today that London based Limerick Rally driver Ollie O Donovan will drive the Saab 9-3 Aero Sport 4x4 Supercar at the forthcoming Shannon Holdings Rallycross Superprix at Croft on October 28/29. Ollie who is better known for his Rallying in a McKinstry run Subaru WRC has competed in the last few rounds of the British Championship and will sponsor the event through his company Shannon Holdings.

“I am delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement to bring Per’s Division 1 car the to the 2006 Shannon Holdings Rallycross Superprix. It’s something that we have been working on for a while now, but because Per has already started work on his 2007 car it means that he cannot do the event which is a great pity. I am really happy though, that he will be there to help with the car set up and bring his considerable expertise to the weekend. I would not say we are favourites to win now, but with a car like this we must have a great chance and I will be doing my best to come out on top.”

Eklund only just missed out on winning the 2006 Swedish Rallycross Championship with the car, finishing second overall behind the new European Rallycross Champion Lars Larsson
and said “ Ollie contacted me some time back about using my second car for the Superprix and it was easy to reach an agreement with him to use the Saab. At that stage I was planning on competing at the event, but Saab Sweden have released next years body shell to me early, so we have already started working on that which sadly means I cannot compete with our second car. I am now looking forward to Croft, to run Ollie instead, which should be easy to do with a driver of his experience. He has done very well this year since coming into the British Rallycross Championship and Croft could be very good to him this year”.

03 October, 2006

Disappointing result last race of 2006

At the last race of season 2006, Eklund had a disappointing result.
At Buxtehude (Germany), he could not make it to one of the finals.

Result heat 1: 10th
Result heat 2: 17th
Result heat 3: 22th
Overall a 19th place. Only the best 16 are qualified for the finals.

But we congratulate Lars Larsson and his whole team with their first EC-gold.
Larsson and Eklund share the same engine tuner: Trollspeed. Also to them: congratulations!

The 2006 season is over, Eklund reach a 9th position overall at the European championship and a second place overall at the Swedish championship.
Now he can concentrate to build a new 9-3 over the winter period.

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