PROFILE1991: Started rallying with Toyota Corolla GT
1994: Finished 11th in Rally Finland with Group A Toyota on his WRC debut
1995: Drives Group A Toyota
1996: Won Group N in Rally Finland with Toyota
1997: 6th in Rally Finland with Toyota
1998: 9th in Rally Finland with Toyota
1999: 7th in Swedish Rally with Toyota, Finnish Champion
2000: 7th in Finland with Toyota
2001: Drives Toyota, 6th in Cyprus
|Date of Birth:
22.12.1966 at Helsinki
was a three-time Finnish motocross champion, when he made the switch to cars in
1991. Hagström is world´s only driver who has achieved World Championship points
both in motocross and in rallying.
He has been loyal to Toyota throughout his career, starting with Toyota Corolla GT, with which he was 2nd in Finnish Championship series 1993 in Group N under 2000 cc. He moved on to a low-spec Group A Celica in 1994, finishing 11th overall in Rally Finland and 3rd of private drivers.
In 1995 and 1996 he drove in the Finnish Championship series with Group N Toyota Celica GT-Four made by TTE taking few wins in national rallies and overall winner in The Tarmac Rallysprint series 1995. In Rally Finland 1996 he won Group N after thrilling battle against several Mitsubishis.
In 1997 first year in the Finnish Championship series with a competitive group A car, Toyota Celica GT-Four (the car made by Leif Asterhag). In Rally Finland he gained his first ever WRC points placing 6th overall. At the end of the season in 4th place in the Finnish Championship series. In the season 1998 he was third in the Finnish Championship series driving with the Celica and the last two events with the Corolla WRC. In the International Swedish Rally he was 11th and in the Rally Finland 9th.
In the season 1999 Hagstöm dominated the Finnish Rally Championship series winning the Championship with the maximum points. In Rally Finland he drove alongside Carlos Sainz and Didier Auriol in the Toyota´s works team. The event started well, but ended in the beginning of the rally. He got his second possibility to drive in the Toyota´s works team in Rally Australia. Bad luck again - he was injured in the road accident before the event and was not able to contest the rally at all.
In 2001 Hagstrom contested all six WRC rounds of the Teams Cup and placed sixth place overall in Cyprus. Nowadays he is a test driver in the Subaru World Rally Team.