Date of Birth:
22 June 1989
Place of Birth:
Oslo (NOR)
Nationality:
Norwegian
Interests:
Motocross, skiing, surfing and fishing.

About Andreas

Like many Scandinavians, skiing was Andreas’ first sport and he was good at it! By the age of 12 he was in the Norwegian junior ski team, but a knee injury prompted a career switch to rallying when he was just 16. With fifth overall at Rally Sweden in 2008, Andreas became the youngest driver to score a championship point at 17 years and 233 days old. Accolades kept coming and in 2011, he won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and successfully defended that title in 2012. An opportunity arose to dovetail his IRC campaign with selected WRC outings before embarking on a full programme in 2014. It did not take long for him to reach the podium and a maiden win came the following year in Spain. Joining our team for three events at the end of 2017, Andreas made an immediately positive impression, leading on his debut and laying strong foundations for his first full season. He also enjoys an active life outside of rallying as well as still occasionally hitting the slopes!

WRC Facts

First Event:
Wales Rally GB (2006)
First Victory:
Rally de España (2015)
Podiums:
21
Co-Driver:
Anders Jæger (NOR)
With Hyundai:
Since 2017

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Q1.Who is your motorsport idol?

I have many! For rally it’s Sébastien Loeb and on two wheels, Travis Pastrana.

Q2.What are your hobbies?

Motocross, skiing and fishing.

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

I like the Alps for skiing and California for the summer, with surfing and motocross as well.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a rally driver?

As I like new challenges, it would have been something with people. Or even the military.

Q5.What is your favourite food?

Norwegian tacos.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Positive, sporty and kind.

2017

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Hyundai (6)
Best result: 4th overall, Wales Rally GB
Final classification: 12th

2016

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Poland and Rally Australia
Final classification: 3rd

2015

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Catalunya
Final classification: 3rd

2014

All rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (13)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Sweden, Rally Poland and Rallye de France
Final classification: 3rd

2013

Several rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (9)
Best result: 4th overall, Acropolis Rally
Final classification: 3rd
Several rallies around Europe

2012

Several rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (10)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Açores and Rally Romania 
Final classification: 1st 
Several rounds of the European Rally South Cup (3)
Best result: 1st overall, Rallye Açores
Final classification: 1st
Several rounds of the WRC (8)
Best result: 7th overall, Rally Italia Sardegna and Rallye Deutschland
Several rallies around Europe

2011

Several rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (11)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally of Scotland and Cyprus Rally
Final classification: 1st
Several rounds of the European Rally South Cup (4)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally San Marino
Final classification: 2nd
Several rounds of Trofeo Rally Terra (5)
Best result: 1st overall, Rally San Marino and Azzano Rally
Final classification: 1st
Several rallies around Europe

2010

Several rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (7)
Best result: 2nd overall, Rally Scotland
Final classification: 7th
Several rounds of the WRC (3)
Best result: 10th overall, Wales Rally GB
Several rallies around Europe

2009

Several rallies around Europe
Best result: 1st overall, Rally Costa Brava, South Swedish Rally and Rally Sørland

2008

Several rounds of the Norwegian Rally Championship (7)
Best result: 1st overall, KNA Rally Finnskog, Numedalsrally, Aurskog Høland Rally and Rally Larvik
Final classification: 2nd
Several rounds of the WRC (7)
Best result: 5th overall, Rally Sweden
Several rallies around Europe

2007

Several rallies around Europe
Best result: 1st overall, Fastnet Stages Rally
Several rounds of the WRC (8)
Best result: 9th overall, Rally Ireland

2006

Several rallies around Europe
Debut at the FIA World Rally Championship, Wales Rally GB
Best result: 1st overall, Quinton Stages Rally, Coracle Stages, Plains Forest Rally, Saaremaa Rally, Bulldog National Rally and Cambrian Rally