Guy Wilks returns to World RX in full time effort


After some time between rare appearances on track in the FIA World Rallycross Championship along with commentary duties for it, Guy Wilks finally gets into a full season attack with a “new” machine for 2017.

Wilks will tackle his first World RX full season with a Volkswagen Polo RX, but not any Polo RX. The car he will have was used by Johan Kristoffersson during the whole 2016 season, which helped the Swede finish in second place in the drivers' standings. This will be the third different machine used by Wilks since he joined the World RX, after having experiences with the Mini Countryman RX and the Olsbergs Fiesta ST RX. It was during his time with JRM driving the Mini in 2015 that he had his highest point in World RX, as he was doing a brilliant weekened and made it to the final, but a puncture in early stages took him out of the battle, being the first time JRM and the Mini made it to the top-6.


Wilks will be able to compete this year as an independent entry thanks to his
main sponsor, LOCO Energy Drink, which is also sponsoring Janis Baumanis in one of the STARD Team cars.

PHOTO: Guy Wilks