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TEAM: Rx Cartel JC
DATE OF BIRTH: October 10, 1991

HOMETOWN: Bergen, Norway
VEHICLE: Monster Energy FC1
SOCIAL: @AndreasBakkerud

2021 Nitro Rallycross Championship: 8TH 

2019 Nitro Rallycross: --

2018 Nitro Rallycross: --


  • Long history at Lydden Hill, first racing here in 2009

  •  8th in 2021 Championship; best finish of third at Glen Helen Raceway (RD4)

  • The so-called “People’s Champion” also known to his fans as “Baby Blue.”

  • Third in World Rallycross Championship in 2018, 2016

  • 7 x World Rallycross Championship wins

  • Competed for the first time in the USA at X Games Austin in 2015 (6th)

  • Raced twice in the USA in 2019 in Americas Rallycross

  • Former teammate to Ken Block in World Rallycross Championship (Hoonigan: 2016, 2017)

  • Has also previously raced for OMSE (2014, 2015), EKS Audi Sport (2018), RX Cartel (2019, 2020), and a one-off with DRR.

  •  In addition to driving, Bakkerud is also a licensed mechanic. He completed his certification with a work placement on Norwegian Petter Solberg’s team

  • Started his motorsport career racing karts and progressed to rallycross at age 15.

  •  Debuted in the top Supercars class in 2013 (ERC), scoring two outrighT victories in his debut season.

  • Two-time Super 1600 Rallycross champion (2011, 2012)

  • Norway’s 2010 Young Driver of the Year

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