American star Tanner Foust is looking forward to the challenge of returning to the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend at the Estering in Germany, for his second of two World RX appearances this season. He also competed at Lydden Hill in the UK earlier this year.

“As simple as Estering looks, it’s quite challenging for both the driver and engineer. It’s a great mix of precision through tight corners and raw aggression in almost sandy gravel,” said Foust. “Accelerating on the long gravel straight is a great challenge for the suspension engineers too. The choice of which World RX events I’ve done this year first comes down to the schedule as I try to do every World RX round that does not have a conflict with my other commitments."

Multiple FIA European Rallycross Championship event winner Foust won a round of World RX in Finland in 2014, and finished on the podium in Canada last year. He hopes to be on the pace immediately this weekend in Germany with the Volkswagen RX Sweden team.

“I’d like to adapt to the Polo quickly and get competitive straight away. That is a tall order with the level of competition in the series right now, but why travel all that way if you can’t aim high!?” he said. “Johan (Kristoffersson’s) recent results have breathed new life into the team’s program I think. With these recent results everyone has the taste of victory and is hungry. The difficulty (with not doing many rounds) comes in adapting to the bias ply Cooper Tires. I’m used to radials which win with discipline, while a driver must urge the Coopers through the corner with a much firmer hand. I like both styles but have been surprised in the past how slow I was to transition between the two. I’ll be working on that as soon as the Polo engine fires up for the first practice.”

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