Hailing from the Netherlands, Kevin, whose father was also a successful driver, has a motorsport CV as varied as it is impressive.
Starting off in rallycross, he was the 2005 and 2006 Champion in the Dutch Ford RST series before moving his focus to rallying. He impressed with class wins in both the WRC and IRC and made his top line WRC debut with Hyundai in 2015, scoring points and winning stages at the highest level of rallying.
After a decade in rallying, Kevin came back to rallycross in 2019, making his World RX debut in Hell, Norway, with ES Motorsports and impressing by leading the final on his way to 4th place - a feat he repeated in his second race at the Swedish track in Höljes! 2020 saw a change as he drove a Clio R.S. RX for UNKORRUPTED in select World RX races, and in 2021 the team stays the same but he will be driving the top-level Megane R.S. RX in the full FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Abbring is also still the youngest Junior WRC round winner, won WRC classes with both VW and Peugeot and in 2011, was crowned ‘driver of the year’ by the FIA. Over the last few years, he’s worked for multiple factory teams as a development driver in WRC, R5 and WRX, and in the last 12 months he has been at the forefront of the push towards a sustainable future in motorsport - most notably with GCK Motorsport and their work towards a hydrogen-powered Dakar Rally vehicle.
#69 Kevin Abbring
Place of birth: Eindhoven
Hobbies: Tennis, music, poker, driving, coaching
First car: Volvo 360 GLT
Favorite food: Italian cuisine
Ambition: To win! And leading the push towards sustainable motorsport.
Kevin has had an incredibly varied motorsport career - driving and testing a wide range of vehicles and in a wide range of events around the world. Check out some of his career highlights in picture form!
WORLD RX 2021
ABBRING FINISHES 4th AT HIS WORLD RX PREMIER IN FRANCE
Kevin finished his inaugural Lohéac RX event in 4th overall, earning 18 Championship points and moving to P5 in the Championship standings.