- BORN: 16 July 1996
- NATIONALITY: Sweden
- HOME TOWN: Nynäshamn
- INTERESTS: Football, mainly the Premier League and the Champions League
Kevin Eriksson returns to his father’s Olsbergs MSE team for a third season in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the 21-year-old beginning the year with his sights set on returning to the podium in 2018.
Son of Andreas Eriksson, OMSE as a team was already a success before Eriksson Jr turned his first competitive wheel at the age of 15 so it was only natural for the Swede to spend much of his formative years competing as part of the family business. Success nonetheless came swiftly for Eriksson, winning only his second European Super1600 Rallycross event in 2013 on his way to eighth in the standings.
A successful move to RX Lites in 2014 led to his first major title and was complemented by a superb podium result on his debut in the World RX Supercar class at the season-ending event in Argentina. Returning to RX Lites in 2015, where he’d finish runner-up, 2016 heralded Eriksson’s first full-time campaign in Ford Fiesta World RX machinery, as well as competing in RallyX on Ice and the Swedish Rallycross Championship.
Eriksson marked his maiden World RX campaign with a shock win in Germany after a legendary overtake around the outside of the first corner of the final at the Estering, a move that has since attained ‘viral’ status after quickly amassing millions of views online.
With Olsbergs MSE stepping back from World RX for 2017, Eriksson was snapped up by MJP Racing Team Austria where he’d achieve consistency en route to 11th in the standings for the second consecutive year.
For 2018, Eriksson returns to the Olsbergs MSE fold in the Ford Fiesta alongside fellow Swede Robin Larsson.