Wednesday 21 August 2019

Matvey Furazhkin to make World RX debut with ESmotorsport in Loheac.

PHOTO CREDIT: ESmotorsport-Labas GAS
Matvey Furazhkin will make his World Rallycross Championship debut with ESmotorsport-Labas GAS at Loheac.

The 19-year-old Russian competes in the European Autocross Championship this season and leads the ‘Touring’ category standings having won the first six rounds with three rounds remaining in the championship.

Furazhkin will test Skoda Fabia Supercar before his debut in France next week. "I believe that autocross is the best school for rallycross and when I realized that, I moved from the buggy category to Touring," he said. "This year I’m participating in Touring Autocross class in order to get used to this kind of car, to the weight and driving features in order to make it easier for me to transition into rallycross."

"We chose ESmotorsport because it is a very promising team that is developing and wants to achieve high results, which coincides with our goals and desires," the Russian adds.

ESmotorsport’s best results of the 2019 World RX season thus far were achieved by Kevin Abbring, who finished fourth in Norway and Sweden. 

"It was a communication mistake when the entry list was announced for Loheac that Kevin Abbring was our entry," said ESmotorsport-LabasGAS Team Manager, Robertas Maneiki. "We would have gladly had Kevin behind the wheel, but unfortunately it is not possible for him to do this race."

Abbring will return to the team for the final round of the season in Cape Town.

"We look forward to Kevin racing our Skoda Fabia WRX in the last round of the Championship," Maneiki said. 

ESmotorsport-LabasGAS Team Manager is excited to work with the 19-year-old Russian in France.

"Now the full focus is for Loheac, we are very glad that for France the car will be driven by a very motivated driver. From the initial meeting we found common goals," he said. "It’s very exciting that Matvey‘s vision is much the same as ours is the same. We look forward for his transition into rallycross."

TEXT - Junaid Samodien

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