Tuesday 28 May 2019

Piquet Jr. makes rallycross return with TitansRX

Former Formula E champion Nelson Piquet Jr. will make a return to rallycross with the TitansRX this year.

The Brazilian will compete in four rounds, sharing his car with Alexander Wurz.

Piquet Jr. previously competed in the Global Rallycross series, where he was twice a championship contender and took an overall event win at the 2015 Washington DC round.

Outside of rallycross, Piquet has a varied CV. After battling Lewis Hamilton for the 2006 GP2 crown, he raced in Formula 1 for Renault in 2008 and 2009.

Since then he has raced in NASCAR – where he is a multiple race winner; sports cars, and Stock Car Brasil. He has also raced in Formula E, where he was the all-electric series’ maiden champion in 2014/15.

“I’m very happy to be joining TitansRX," said Piquet Jr. "I love all forms of motorsport and I really enjoyed competing in rallycross in America a few years ago, so it will be great to get back behind the wheel of a rallycross car. We’re going to have a lot of fun!”

The TitansRX series will feature some of the biggest names in motorsport: Toomas ”Topi” Heikkinen, Timmy and Kevin Hansen, Stephane Sarrazin, Craig Breen, and Hayden Paddon.

The six-race TitansRX series calendar:
 Round 1 & 2 ─ Essay, JUN 29 - 30
 Round 3 & 4 ─ Lydden Hill, JUL 27 - 28
 Round 5 & 6 ─ Montalegre, AUG 10 – 11
 Round 7 & 8 ─ MJP Arena, SEP 7 - 8
 Round 9 & 10 ─ Nyirad, OCT 5 - 6

 Grand Final ─ Estering, OCT 19 - 20

TitansRX driver line-up:
Timmy Hansen
Kevin Hansen 
Toomas Heikkinnen 
Reinhold Sampl 
Hayden Paddon 
Stephane Sarrazin 
Lukacs ”CsuCsu” Kornel
Andrew Jordan
Craig Breen 
Tamara Molinaro
Ronny Wechselberger 

Wildcards entries:
Alex Wurz 
Nelson Piquet Jr.
Andreas Steffen

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