Thursday 9 May 2019

ESmotorsport drops Baciuska over "contractual disagreement"

PHOTO CREDIT: ES Motorsport 
Former Super1600 European Rallycross champion Rokas Baciuska has been dropped by ESmotorsport-Labas GAS due to a contractual disagreement. 

The 19-year-old Lithuanian was tipped as the driver to watch out for this season in the new Skoda Fabia Supercar.

Team owner Ernestas Staponkus was confident in Rokas' ability ahead of the season: "We are sure that he will be able to fight with the fastest drivers in the world this season.”

Baciuska cracked the top ten in Abu Dhabi with a fifth-place finish in Q3, but at the second round of the championship at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona his best result was ninth. 

The Lithuanian is currently thirteenth in the World RX drivers' standings. 

An official statement was released by ESmotorsport-Labas GAS yesterday confirming a switch in the driver line-up for the Belgian round of the World RX Championship - "Due to a contractual disagreement, Rokas Baciuska has been replaced for the Spa World RX of Benelux by François Duval."

The team took to social media today confirming that Rokas Baciuska will not return to the team this season.

"The difficult decision has been taken by both sides, we would like to say thank you for Rokas hard work and we are wishing him all the best success," the statement said. "About our future plans, we will inform you in near future. Now full focus on races in Spa World RX of Benelux."

Text - Junaid Samodien

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