Last year, at the age of 20, his Global X Games debut made him the youngest driver ever to compete in the series. The Marklund Motorsport driver finished 4th in the Rally Car Gymkhana Grid division at the 2013 X Games Los Angeles last August. He is participating in the in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross championship. Volkswagen Motorsport has partnered with Marklund for FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Marklund said: “I am thrilled to race at the Austin X Games this June. It is an honour to compete against such a talented group of racers. I’m hopeful that my progress as an athlete will help me deliver a top performance and get me a place on the podium.”
Ian Bergin, Director of Motorsports at The KINC said: “Anton has had many great achievements in the past few years and has proved his great talent as a young driver. Getting him into the X Games and onto such a premier list of outstanding motorsport athletes is a great achievement that will allow him to show his top- level skills as a driver and X Games competitor. We are looking forward to seeing his performance in Austin and hopefully see him take home a win.”