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#13 Andreas Bakkerud

Andreas Bakkerud
Car #13 Ford Fiesta ST
Sponsor Olsebergs MSE
Hometown Bergen, Norway
Birthday OCT 10, 1991
Bakkerud Car

Andreas Bakkerud returns to World RX for a second season with the championship winning Olsbergs MSE team. During his 2014 season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, he achieved an impressive record of two wins, and three second-place results, finishing fifth overall in the points.

After starting his motorsport career racing karts in Norway, he moved to rallycross at age 15. He finished in the runner-up position in the Norwegian Championship in 2009 and then made the move to the European Rallycross Championship, earning an impressive third-place in his debut season.

  • Bakkerud earned Norway’s Young Driver of the Year title in 2010
  • In 2011 and 2012 Bakkerud won back-to-back European Rallycross Championships in the Super 1600 category
  • In 2013, he scored two outright victories (at the Swedish and French rounds) -- beating veterans including Sebastian Loeb, Tanner Foust and Norwegian countryman Petter Solberg.

DID YOU KNOW?

In the off-season, he keeps up behind the wheel of a different kind of machine, driving a snowplow in blustery Bergen, Norway -- experience he says helps him to master the loose-surface sections of rallycross courses.