Friday 24 May 2019

High hopes for GRX Taneco in Silverstone.

Fresh from their first win at Spa-Francorchamps, GRX Taneco heads to the fourth round of FIA World Rallycross Championship at Silverstone with high expectations. 

Spa-Francorchamps race winner Timur Timerzyanov will lead the team, while Niclas Grönholm recovers from appendicitis surgery. Fellow Finn Joni Wiman will step in to score points for the Team’s Championship pending the FIA's approval. 

“After the win in SPA, I am confident that we can have a perfect result in any venue and compete with the toughest rivals," said Timerzyanov. "But to repeat our success in the races to come, we must focus on details and do our homework before every event. 

The World RX of Great Britain track is 972 m in length and uses part of the Stowe circuit and consists of 40% gravel and 60% tarmac.

“The rallycross track at Silverstone is quite tricky, it is narrow on the gravel part, it has a massive jump and the loose surface can turn really slippery under wet conditions," the Russian adds.

Joni Wiman was the revelation of the weekend at Spa-Francorchamps claiming a third-place finish behind his teammate Timerzyanov (first) and Andreas Bakkerud (second). 

Wiman is set to replace Niclas Grönholm in Silverstone pending the approval by the FIA. 

“I feel for Niclas and wish him a speedy recovery," said Wiman.

The Finn targets points and a podium finish in Silverstone. "My main mission in Silverstone will be to collect as many points for the team as possible, but for sure – after SPA – I want to go all the way to the podium."

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