The Hoonigan Racing team picks up their first win in the FIA World Rallycross series as Andreas Bakkerud piloted the #13 Ford Focus RS RX to victory. The 24 year old teammate of Ken Block didn’t just win, he absolutely dominated the competition winning all four qualifying races, the semi finals, then on to win the overall. What made the win that much sweeter for Bakkerud is this happened to be his home track, known simply as Hell because its located near the town of Hell, Norway.
It was the fifth round of the 2016 season and the Hoonigan Racing team has been fighting the newly developed Ford Focus RS RX to work out all the kinks and get it dialed in. I think it’s safe to say they most definitely have figured it out. This was the first time that a driver had put on such a dominating performance at this event.
Ken Block didn’t have as good of a weekend being plagued with mechanical issues, but the nice part about it that is even when he doesn’t have a good weekend they have a young second driver that picks up a win for the team. In the end, Block still comes out ahead. We will continue to keep an eye on the Hoonigan Racing team because if they and Ford Performance can get the #43 of Block’s to run like #13 of Bakkerud, then we could be looking at a team championship here.