Niclas Grönholm is back in action and ready to take on the competition. The young Finn, son of two-time FIA World Rally Champion, Marcus Grönholm, has signed a multi-year extension to his contract with the renowned Construction Equipment Dealer Team.
With a strong record of podium finishes and a career-best-equalling third in the standings last season, Grönholm is setting his sights even higher for 2023. “I’m thrilled to continue our groundbreaking World RX journey together,” he says. “The trust that the team has placed in me is a true motivation for the challenges to come.”
The CE Dealer Team, which debuted in World RX in 2022 and placed third in the Teams’ table, has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to competing at the highest level of the sport. “Our initial goals were achieved,” says Team Manager Jussi Pinomäki, “but we are far from satisfied. We will continue to push the envelope both on and off track. Our long-term goal of challenging for the FIA World Rallycross Championship titles has not changed.”
The 2023 season kicks off at Montalegre, Portugal in June, with Grönholm looking to build on his success at the same venue last year. The series then travels throughout Europe, culminating in double-header events in Cape Town, South Africa, and Hong Kong, China in the autumn. Grönholm and CE Dealer Team will be there every step of the way, pushing themselves to the limit in pursuit of victory.