– Sponsored Driver Swaps Racing Car for a Doosan DA30-7 ADT –
To mark promising Doosan-sponsored 17-year-old driver, Niklas Eker Abrahamsen, taking part in his first Arctic Circle Midnight Cup Race in Norway, the company has released a special new video to celebrate the event:
The new video brings together two top performers – Niklas in his GT4 class Citroën DS3 R racing car and a Doosan DA30-7 articulated dump truck (ADT). Another star of the video is Anne Elise Barclay Kristiansen, who works for the mining contractor LNS AS, at the iron ore mine close to the the Arctic Circle Raceway (ACR), as an operator on ADTs and wheel loaders.
As well as hosting the Arctic Circle Midnight Cup Race series, the ACR is the perfect location for the video as it was built on an infilled mining area, which is a typical environment for the Doosan DA30-7 to be working in. The ACR is the largest race track in Norway and the northernmost race track in the world.
The Doosan ADT was supplied by RG Rental Group AS, Norway`s biggest construction equipment rental company, offering a wide range of products including a big fleet of Doosan ADTs they purchased from Askim-based Rosendal Maskin AS, the Authorised Doosan Dealer for Norway. Like Rosendal and Doosan, RG Rental Group also sponsors Niklas, along with Dekklaven One, the largest tyre retailer in southern Norway.
A Young Driver with Great Potential
Niklas is a young sports car driver with very high potential, as demonstrated by the fact he is already part of the Norway National team. In addition to the Arctic Circle Midnight Cup, the busy schedule for Niklas includes six races in the Norwegian GT4 Championship and five events in the Citroën DS3 Nordic Championship, a total of 12 race weekends between May and October this year. In the Arctic Circle Midnight Cup races themselves, Niklas had a puncture in the first race and had to retire, but then came 3rd and 4th in the other races, recording the fastest lap time in the process!
His racing career began with karting at the age of nine and he was 2017 Norwegian Champion in 60 ccm karting. Since last year, Niklas has been part of Team Norway, the official National Team for motorsport, managed by the local FIA governing body. In Team Norway, Niklas is part of a detailed talent programme, designed to find new talents in motorsport and to provide continued support for young drivers like himself. Niklas is now in high school and with the support of the National Team, he was accepted at a school that offers sports as a study subject, so he gets much needed support to further build his talent.
Rosendal Sponsorship Renewed for Next Two Years
Rosendal has been the main sponsor for Niklas since 2019 and recently renewed the contract for a further two years, with an increase in budget. The link between Rosendal and Niklas is down to his proud father, Frode Abrahamsen and Tor Anders Høgaas, the head of Rosendal. Frode is now Sales Manager Norway for Commercial Specialty Tires at Continental Dekk Norge AS and has worked with Tor in the past, including on recent new product development projects for Doosan ADTs.
Rosendal is the long-standing Authorised Dealer for Doosan in Norway, responsible for sales and service of the entire Doosan range, both the compact and heavy lines, including wheel loaders, ADTs and mini, crawler and wheeled excavators, as well as all attachments, accessories and spare parts available from Doosan.
Customers benefit from the superb on-site service network offered by Rosendal, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. The company’s factory-trained engineers have many years of hands-on experience of repairs and servicing of all types of plant and machinery.
For more information on the Doosan range, visit the website: www.eu.doosanequipment.com