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Emil Bergkvist

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Nationality:  SWE
Date of Birth: 17.06.1994
Age: 23

Season 2017

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 38
Car: Citroen DS3
Team: BERGKVIST
Co-driver: Joakim Sjöberg
Points: 19
Standing: 18
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

Bergqvist enjoyed success in motocross as a youngster and he reached youth championship level before a succession of injuries prompted a switch to rallying in 2010.

Armed with a selection of Volvo saloons, he threw himself into the Swedish club rally scene for three seasons and then devised a plan to get to World Championship level. Step one came in 2013, when he swapped the Volvo for a Ford Fiesta R2 and took two class victories in the Swedish Rally Championship.

Step two was achieved the next year, when he embarked on a full season in Germany's ADAC Opel Rallye Cup. He won it outright and was named Sweden's Junior World Rally Driver of the year.

Step three was to win an international title, and he did that in 2015 when he was crowned Junior champion in the FIA European Championship.

In 2016 Berkqvist stepped up to the world stage for a limited WRC 2 programme in a Citroën DS 3 R5, and retains the same car for a second season in 2017.

Armed with a selection of Volvo saloons, he threw himself into the Swedish club rally scene for three seasons and then devised a plan to get to World Championship level. Step one came in 2013, when he swapped the Volvo for a Ford Fiesta R2 and took two class victories in the Swedish Rally Championship.

Step two was achieved the next year, when he embarked on a full season in Germany's ADAC Opel Rallye Cup. He won it outright and was named Sweden's Junior World Rally Driver of the year.

Step three was to win an international title, and he did that in 2015 when he was crowned Junior champion in the FIA European Championship.

In 2016 Berkqvist stepped up to the world stage for a limited WRC 2 programme in a Citroën DS 3 R5, and retains the same car for a second season in 2017.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC2 Joakim Sjöberg 17. 8
Rally Sweden WRC2 Joakim Sjöberg 17. 8
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC2 Joakim Sjöberg 32. 2
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC2 Joakim Sjöberg 45. 0
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC2 Joakim Sjöberg 19. 1

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