Anton Marklund

Anton Marklund
Anton Marklund (EKS) (21171928672).jpg
Anton Marklund in 2015
NationalitySweden Swedish
Born (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 25)
Boliden, Sweden
FIA ERX Supercar Championship career
Debut season2013
Current teamMarklund Motorsport
Car no.92
Starts19
Championships1 (2017)
Wins4
Podiums8
Finished last season2nd
FIA World Rallycross Championship
Years active20142018
Former teamsVolkswagen RX Sweden
EKS RX
Marklund Motorsport
Starts39
Wins0
Podiums1
Best finish6th in 2014
FIA ERX TouringCar Championship
Years active20112012
Former teamsMarklund Motorsport
Starts15
Championships1 (2012)
Wins2
Podiums9

Anton Marklund (born December 9, 1992) is a Swedish racecar driver who won the 2017 FIA European Rallycross Championship.[1] He has competed most of his career for his father's team Marklund Motorsport.

Career[]

Marklund entered five rounds of the 2011 European Rallycross Championship for Marklund Motorsport with a Ford Fiesta TouringCar, scoring a third place finish at Sweden. In the 2011 European Rallycross Championship he scored two wins and six second place finishes, claiming the TouringCar title.

For the 2013 European Rallycross Championship, Marklund moved to the Supercar to drive a Volkswagen Polo, finishing seventh in points.

Marklund raced the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship for Marklund Motorsport in a Volkswagen Polo Supercar. He made 5 finals, including a career-best 2nd in Canada. He ended the season 6th in the points, having scored points in every event.

In 2015, Marklund raced at the FIA World Rallycross Championship with Mattias Ekström's team, EKS RX, driving an Audi S1 at races except Canada, where he drove a Volkswagen Polo. He endured a tough start to the season, rolling in the season opener in Portugal and launched off Daniel Holten in Sweden. He finished the season strongly, with a 6th in Turkey and a 4th in Italy. Also in 2015, Marklund also ran in the Audi Sport TT Cup, finishing 16th in the standings with 63 points and a best finish of 8th.

For the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship, Kristoffersson Motorsport and Marklund Motorsport combined their operations to participate under the brand Volkswagen RX Sweden. Driving a Volkswagen Polo Supercar, Marklund finished 13th in points, with best results of fourth at Belgium and Sweden.

He left the World Rallycross Championship in 2017, and returned to the European Rallycross Championship with Marklund Motorsport. He won the title with three wins in five races.

Racing record[]

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results[]

(key)

TouringCar[]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ERX Points
2011 Marklund Motorsport Ford Fiesta GBR
POR
FRA
NOR
10
SWE
3
BEL
11
NED
5
AUT
POL
CZE
4
8th 53
2012 Marklund Motorsport Ford Fiesta GBR
1
FRA
2
AUT
2
HUN
2
NOR
(6)
SWE
2
BEL
2
NED
1
FIN
2
GER
(7)
1st 142

Supercar[]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ERX Points
2013 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo GBR
7
POR
9
HUN
8
FIN
9
NOR
7
SWE
21
FRA
13
AUT
7
GER
9
7th 102
2017 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo BAR
1
NOR
2
SWE
1
FRA
4
LAT
1
1st 129
2018 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo BAR
2
BEL
1
SWE
14
FRA
3
LAT
3
2nd 101

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results[]

(key)

Supercar[]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WRX Points
2014 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo POR
5
GBR
12
NOR
8
FIN
5
SWE
14
BEL
4
CAN
2
FRA
8
GER
17
ITA
6
TUR
4
ARG
7
6th 173
2015 EKS RX Audi S1 POR
17
HOC
20
BEL
7
GBR
14
GER
11
SWE
25
NOR
8
FRA
9
BAR
15
TUR
6
ITA
4
ARG
11
12th 78
Volkswagen Polo CAN
14
2016 Volkswagen RX Sweden Volkswagen Polo POR
12
HOC
15
BEL
4
GBR
9
NOR
15
SWE
4
CAN
6
FRA
18
BAR
14
LAT
15
GER
15
ARG
11
13th 76
2018 Marklund Motorsport Volkswagen Polo BAR
POR
BEL
GBR
17
NOR
11
SWE
CAN
FRA
LAT
USA
12
GER
RSA
17th* 13*

* Season still in progress.

References[]

External links[]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lars Øivind Enerberg
European Rallycross TouringCar Champion
2012
Succeeded by
Derek Tohill
Preceded by
Kevin Hansen
European Rallycross Supercar Champion
2017
Succeeded by
Reinis Nitišs