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2015 EURO RX: Joni-Pekka Rajala in Saab 9-3 tests in Sweden

Joni-Pekka Rajala, Saab 93 tests in SwedenJoni-Pekka Rajala, Saab 93 tests in Sweden

Finnish rallycross driver Joni-Pekka Rajala will compete in the FIA European Rallycross Championship this season, driving an Eklund Motorsport Saab 9-3.

Rajala raced at two rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship last season in Finland and Sweden – driving a Hedstroms Motorsport Skoda Fabia – and made it to the final at his home round at Kouvola, Finland after Petter Solberg failed to make it to the start line. He will race a Saab this season, similar to the car used in World RX previously by Henning Solberg and Ramona Karlsson.

The first round of Euro RX takes place at Mettet, Belgium in May, while the Franciacorta circuit in Italy will host the fifth and final round.