Two more confirmed teams for the CatalunyaRX
The FIA World Rallycross Championship is approaching, and teams are starting to announce both cars and drivers that will be racing this year’s world championship. At the moment, there are already three confirmed teams, which will be seen in the first round of the championship, the CatalunyaRX, on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on April 18 and 19.
If last Friday GC Kompetition announced that they were creating a new team for the WorldRX, the GCK UNKORRUPTED with Guerlain Chicherit and Rokas Baciuska, today was GRX Taneco and ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport turn.
GRX Taneco, third season with one goal: winning
The first team, the GRX Taneco, has confirmed that it remains committed to the FIA World Rallycross Championship and retains its car and riders. Niclas Gronholm and Timur Timerzyanov will be driving the upgraded Hyundai i20 Supercar to win the WorldRX champion’s trophy.
The team hopes to keep up with the upline of previous seasons, since they started in the world of Rallycross in 2018. Its first year they finished fourth at the team standings, and in 2019 they climbed to second place. His riders also finished last season with a podium at the WorldRX of South Africa.
GRX Taneco manager, Jussi Pinomaki, says “It’s a real pleasure to keep working with the same core team and same drivers on this project for the third year straight. It’s been a long winter with hard work on improving the car and hopefully we have gone the right direction to be able to give our drivers the best weapon to fight for the highest results.”
ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, from one to two cars
The second team announced today is the German ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport, which this year adds another driver and another car. Last year the team raced with Timo Scheider and one car, the Seat Ibiza RX. For this season, the team includes a second Ibiza RX, driven by the Muennich Motorsport founder, Rene Muennich. The German returns to WorldRX after racing last year’s EuroRX, where he finished fifth.
The two-time DTM World Champion says, “I’m glad to be back in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, joining Timo in our two-car team. Last year the racing in World RX was very competitive and we produced some solid results. We expect the same high level of close racing this season and I am personally looking forward to testing myself against the best drivers in the sport once again”
New driver for the Projekt-E
It has also been announced that the British Natalie Barratt, a former FIA WRC driver, joins Projekt E, the new complementary electric car category at the FIA World Rallycross.
GRX Taneco and ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport join GCK UNKORRUPTED as the three teams confirmed for the 2020 WorldRX. Throughout the week, the rest of the teams will be announced, and fans will be able to make a real idea of what they will see in the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, the CatalunyaRX, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on April 18 and 19. Buy your tickets here and come enjoy the Rallycross!