Anton Marklund is a Swedish racing and rallycross driver who competes in different racing disciplines in the same time. Most recently, he raced in the European Rallycross Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia in 2018, driving for family-run team Marklund Motorsport.
Anton has two championship titles on his account, winning the TouringCar class in the European Rallycross Championship in 2012 and then the EuroRX Supercar class in 2017. In the FIA World Rallycross Championship, he competed regularly between 2014 and 2016 but without any notable success.
TouringCar class EuroRX champion in 2012
Born in December 1992 in Boliden in the northern part of Sweden, Anton Marklund started his international career in the TouringCar class of the European Rallycross Championship in 2011, driving a Ford Fiesta for his father's team Marklund Motorsport. In five rounds, he reached a podium in the Swedish round, finishing third at Höljesbanan.
In 2012, Anton participated full season in the championship, winning the TouringCar Class championship title in a dominant style. In ten rounds, he was on a podium eight times, including two victories.
Anton Marklund - Euro RX TouringCar champion
Racing in Supercar category since 2013
In 2013, Anton graduated to the Supercar class in the European Rallycross Championship, driving a Volkswagen Polo for Marklund Motorsport. After nine rounds, he was seventh in the points.
In 2014, the FIA World Rallycross Championship has been established and Marklund Motorsport participated with two VW Polo Supercars for Toomas Heikkinen and Anton Marklund. Heikkinen was much more successful, scoring one win and finishing second in the points while Anton's best result was the second place in the Canadian round and he finished sixth in the points.
Anton Marklund raced with Audis in 2015
Double Audi programme for Anton in 2015
In 2015, Anton had a double programme with Audi cars, joining Mattias Ekstrom's EKS RX team in the World Rallycross Championship to drive an Audi S1 but also participated in the Audi Sport TT Cup.
His best result at the wheel of the #92 Audi S1 was the fourth place in the Italian round. In Canada, he was driving a VW Polo. In the Audi Sport TT Cup, he wasn't among the front-runners, finishing best in the eighth place and 16th at the end of the season.
Anton Marklund's VW Polo in 2016
Back to a cockpit of Volkswagen Polo Supercar in 2016
For the 2016 World RX season, Marklund Motorsport merged with Kristoffersson Motorsport to create the Volkswagen RX Sweden team and Anton Marklund was one of two drivers in the #92 Volkswagen Polo Supercar. The other was Johan Kristoffersson.
Marklund was fourth in Belgium and Sweden, finishing 13th in the final championship standings. His teammate finished as a runner-up.
Combining Porsche Carrera Cup and Euro RX since 2016
In 2016, Marklund also made several starts in the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia. Then, in 2017, he became Carrera Cup regular, alongside his commitments in a rallycross.
Scoring no wins or podiums, he finished ninth in the final standings of the 2017 Carrera Cup. In 2018, he was again without wins or podiums, ending the season 8th in the points.
Anton Marklund - 2017 European rallycross champion
European Rallycross champion in 2017
After three full season in the World Rallycross Championship, Marklund made a step back with a family team and returned to the European Rallycross Championship. Driving the #92 Volkswagen Polo Supercar, he won three out of five rounds to dominantly take the championship title.
In 2018, Anton stayed full time in the European Rallycross Championship, reaching four podiums in five rounds, including a victory in Belgium, to finish second in the championship. He also made five World RX starts in 2018, but without notable results. He was driving VW Polo in the UK and Norway and then GC Kompetition's Megane RX in the last three rounds (USA, Germany, South Africa).
In 2018, Marklund was driving Megane RX in three World RX rounds