The seventh round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Höljes, Sweden, is not only a popular meeting that attracts lots of spectators, but is also seen as a good chance for wildcard entries from home and nearby areas to show up and test everything they have against the worldwide competition, which in the case includes a return of Swedish squad Olsbergs MSE to the championship.
The team owned by Andreas Eriksson left the championship at the end of the 2016 season, electing to focus on the Honda-backed program in the Global Rallycross Championship with the Civic Coupé model, although it still had some support deals with some World RX teams like MJP Racing Team Austria and other sporadic entries that use their trusted Ford Fiesta ST RX models, along with support for the RX2 Cup car, their SuperCar Lites machine which is also used in the United States.
By the way, the Fiesta ST RX that gave them the teams' title in 2014 will be their choice for the return to Sweden, with Sebastian Eriksson and Oliver Eriksson selected to drive the pair of machines available. Sebastian returns to the World RX after participating of the Swedish round in 2014, reaching the final in the event, while Oliver is a complete newcomer in the World RX scene although he isn't new to the almighty supercars, given the fact that he is Sebastian's team mate in Olsbergs' Honda effort.
According to Andreas Eriksson, he will be back to Sweden so he thought on entering in the Höljes RX in order to present the event to a sponsor and to develop the Fiesta ST RX a bit more to give a future help to his customers.
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