OLIVER ERIKSSON #16
TEAM: Olsbergs MSE
DATE OF BIRTH: December 27, 1998
HOMETOWN: Osmo, Sweden
VEHICLE: Ford Fiesta MK8
The younger of the two Eriksson Brothers but with a wealth of experience in the junior categories and now in supercar too, with the 2020 RallyX Nordic title to his name. Oliver continues in the same chassis which has undoubtedly helped his pace in the first two rounds, but it hasn’t come together in a result yet. Mixed qualifying results and poor final results so far, but undoubtedly has the pace to win when it all comes together. Nobody likes losing, but both Eriksson’s have the same emotional characteristics as their father, ex-racer and OMSE team boss Andreas Eriksson.
Oliver was the 2015 GRC Lites Champion, 2-time RX2 Champion (2018, 2019), 2020 RallyX Nordic Champion, and had 2 wins in the 2020 European Rallycross Championship.
TEAM BIO: Swedish outfit Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) designs, builds and operates competition cars for motorsport. The organization is the second most winning in the USA, having fielded the Global Rallycross driver’s champion in 2011-2014 (VW Andretti Rallycross earned all of the rest) and 20 X Games medals (including podium sweeps in Los Angeles, 2011 (Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust, Marcus Gronholm); Brazil 2013 (Scott Speed, Topi Heikkinen, Patrik Sandell).
Notable drivers who have competed on the OMSE roster include Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan, Scott Speed, two-time World Rally Champion Marcus Grönholm, Indy 500 Champion Kenny Brack.
The team is committed to driver development and designed and launched a feeder series for the sport with Rallycross Lites in 2013. Versions of these cars have now raced in every major series in the world as “Lites” or “RX2” (or similar) and will race as NRX NEXT here in Utah.