Robin Larsson is a Swedish rallycross driver who currently competes in the FIA World Rallycross Championship with Olsbergs MSE's Ford Fiesta.
Larsson made World RX debut in the inaugural season in 2014 with his own team in an Audi A1. Since then, he scored one World RX victory, in 2015 season's finale in Argentina. Earlier in a career, Larsson competed in the European Rallycross Championship and won the title in 2014.
A son of a double European rallycross champion
Born in July 1992 in Svenljunga in southern Sweden, as a son of a double European rallycross champion Lars Larsson, Robin Christian Zacharias Larsson was predestined to follow his father's footsteps in motorsport.
Robin made an international rallycross outing in 2012, participating in the Touring Car class of the European Rallycross Championship with Škoda Fabia. He won in his first ERX event in Austria, then four more times until the end of the season. Despite most wins of all drivers, he finished just fourth in the points because he missed the first two rounds of the championship.
Robin Larsson was the European rallycross champion in 2014
ERX vice-champion in 2013, champion in 2014
In 2013, Larsson continued to drive Škoda Fabia in the ERX Touring Car class. He won just two rounds during the season and added two more podiums but he finished better in the final standings than the previous year, as a vice-champion behind Derek Tohill.
In 2014, Larsson made a step up to Supercars class, driving the #4 Audi A1 for Larsson Jernberg Motorsport. In five rounds, he was on a podium four times, including wins in the UK and Belgium, to take the championship title ahead of Henning Solberg. With the same car, he finished second in RallyX Sweden.
Participant in the inaugural World Rallycross Championship
Parallel to his ERX commitments, Larsson was driving an Audi A1 in the inaugural season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
He appeared in six rounds, scoring podiums in the UK and Germany, finishing the season ninth in the points, the second-best among part-time drivers.
Robin Larsson next to his Audi A1 in 2015
Two full seasons in the World Rallycross Championship
In 2015, Larsson focused on World Rallycross Championship only, spending the full season in the #4 Audi S1. He participated in all thirteen rounds, reaching the podium in Hell, Norway, and then taking his maiden World RX victory in season's finale at Autodromo Rosario in Argentina. He ended the season 8th in the points.
One more season in the World Rallycross Championship followed in 2016, again in the #4 Audi A1. Larsson was second in the season-opening round in Portugal but it remained his only podium that year. He finished ninth in the points at the end of the season.
Robin Larsson scored his only World RX victory tat Rosario, Argentina
Return to the European championship in 2017
In 2017, Larsson stayed in the #4 Audi A1 but returned full-time to the European Rallycross Championship. In five rounds, he was the winner once, in Norway, finishing fourth in the championship points.
Over the year, Larsson made just one start in the World Rallycross Championship, in the third round at Hockenheimring, finishing 13th.
Switching to Olsberg MSE's Ford Fiesta in 2018
In 2018, Larsson returned full-time to the World Rallycross Championship but changed a car. He joined Olsbergs MSE to drive the #4 Ford Fiesta ST alongside team owner's son Kevin Eriksson as his teammate. Scoring no wins or podiums, Larsson finished 15th in the championship points.