Tuesday 12 March 2019

Nitiss and Try joins line-up for World RX season opener in Abu Dhabi.

PHOTO CREDIT: FIA World Rallycross Media.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship has revealed a 17-car strong line-up for round one of the Championship in Abu Dhabi.

The Abu Dhabi night race will see the semi-finals held as night falls, and the final held in the dark, under lights at the famous Formula 1 circuit.

Following the official release of the 2019 permanent FIA World RX entries, Team STARD entered a second car, but the second driver was not announced at the time. 

With the release of the 2019 World RX of Abu Dhabi entry list, its somewhat confirmed that Norway’s Pal Try will join Janis Baumanis at Team STARD in the second new Ford Fiesta.

Reigning FIA European Rallycross Champion Reinis Nitiss will make his debut for the GRX Taneco team in the first round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Nitiss will join his GRX Taneco teammates, Niclas Gronholm and Timur Timerzyanov in the first of his selected rounds this season. The third Hyundai i20 Supercar has been entered as GRX SET

“I'm really looking forward to competing in the Hyundai i20 for the first time," said Nitiss.

"Combined with the all-new Yas Marina RX track the season opener will be a great and exciting challenge, especially as the first night race,” he adds. 

This will be the first time a rallycross event takes place in the evening and the track will be artificially lit.”

TEXT BY - Junaid Samodien

ENTRY LIST - FIA World Rallycross Media. 

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