Timerzyanov surprises everyone with a victory in spa
The Russian GRX Taneco rider, Timur Timerzyanov, took the win in the third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship after surprisingly winning the race at the Belgian circuit of Spa- Francorchamps, which this season has been released as a test of the world championship. The Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud got a creditable second place, and Joni Wiman, Timerzyanov’s team mate, completed the podium.
Great surprise in the third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. After 64 races in which he was not able to get a win, the Russian Timur Timerzyanov claimed the victory in Spa-Francorchamps after a final in which from practically the beginning showed a great superiority.
Timerzyanov, glad with the victory
Timmer, once concluded the race, was euphoric explaining how important it is for him to get his first win. “This is my life, every day I wake up in the morning and I only think about rallycross, it’s in my blood, I was asked to go to circuit racing and I said no because all I want to do is rallycross. This sport, there is so much action, so much adrenaline, in the final, I was planning to keep my competitors back and then, in the first corner, everything opened for me, I saw a gap and thought “this is my opportunity” and I took it “, declared the Russian.
Another driver who gave his best version on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit was Andreas Bakkerud. The Norwegian, who came to get a meritorious third place in the second round of the World Championship at the Circuit de Catalunya, got the second place on the podium. A great result that allows him to position himself in fifth position of the general with 51 points. Bakkerud, despite not being able to win the race, was happy with his performance and at the same time had a great gesture with the unexpected victory of his teammate Timerzyanov. “After a bad start in Abu Dhabi, two podiums in a row feel good. We have to go step by step. Now we have found a much more organized way of working and I am sure that things will continue to improve for us. Of course I would have loved the victory, but he really deserved it. He is a true sport character”, said Bakkerud.
Finally, the third step of the podium was completed by teammate Joni Wiman, a replacement for a Niklas Gronholm who is recovering from an appendicitis and could return for the next round of the World Championship. in Silverstone.
The Hansens continue to lead the rankings
Despite a bad weekend for the Hansen brothers, in which they could not occupy any of the podium positions, they continue to lead the overall classification. In this sense, the youngest of the brothers, Kevin, is leader with 69 points, followed by Timmy, with 58. Complete the podium Timerzyanov, with 53 points. Regarding the general classification, Team Jansen leads with 127 points, followed GRX Taneco, with 126 points, and the Monster Energy Rx Cartel, with 94.Llovera was left without ‘semis’; Eriksson’s great victory.
Llovera was left without ‘semis’; Eriksson’s great victory
On the other hand, in the Rx2 Series, the Andorran Albert Llovera could not reach the semifinals of the second round of the world championship also played at Spa-Francorchamps. Llovera added six points that place him in thirteenth position of the general classification. The Swedish Oliver Eriksson won and remains leader with 59 points in the general, followed by the Finnish Jesse Kallio (50 points) and the Spanish Fraser McConnell (46 points).
Good welcome from Spa-Francorchamps
The Belgian circuit of Spa -Francorchamps premiered at the FIA World Rallycross Championship and did so with a note. And is that a total of 17,500 people witnessed throughout the weekend the third round of the world. Attendees could enjoy first hand the excitement and spectacularity of one of the most attractive competitions for the viewer of the motor world.