Grönholm confirmed for the FIA WolrdRX 2019
Niclas, the son of double WRC champion Marcus Grönholm, excelled with his talent on the rallycross circuits last season. This season he will continue in the team wich also will keep his second permanent driver Timur Timerzyanov. They will be accompanied by the development driver Reinis Nitišs in some of the championship races. The three drivers aim to collect podiums this season with an improved version of the Hyundai i20 RX.
GRX TANECO successfully debuted its Hyundai i20 Supercar last season and after 12 rounds it ranked fourth in the team standings, with N. Grönholm finishing seventh and T. Timerzyanov tenth in the Drivers’ Championship.
“With this project we are thinking in the long term and I am happy to have the same great central team with us, and the same lineup of drivers that can continue their work and fight for the leading positions in the championship” affirms the GRAN team TANECO El director Marcus Grönholm.
“Rallycross is my passion and I believe in it” T. Timerzyanov.
“This will be the first time I will drive the same car for the second consecutive season and I will start with a good knowledge of the i20 Supercar, the basic performance was already there and we have worked on adjustments around the car to eliminate the most important tenths of a second. 2019 season is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to the first round of the new track in Abu Dhabi, “said Niclas Grönholm, 22, who will be her fourth year in World RX.
“Rallycross is my passion and I believe in it, so naturally I am very excited to start my sixth season of World RX and to do a second year together with GRX TANECO This season will offer more opportunities for private teams, which means that we also have a better chance to show our fans good results and great action for the fans, it’s only 10 rounds, so there will not be sandbags and they will all try to reclaim the podium positions, “explains the triple European champion of Rallycross, Timur Timerzyanov.
GRX Taneco is nominated as one of the most powerful teams in the championship and we will be able to enjoy them at the CatalunyaRX that will be played at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on the weekend of 27 and 28 April and the advance tickets are still on sale: http://bit.ly/2SOeV0U