Tuesday 17 September 2019

'Happy and disappointed' as GRX Taneco thought win was possible in Latvia.

GRX Taneco had two of its three drivers in the World RX of Latvia final and claimed a second-place finish with Niclas Grönholm.

The Finnish squad worked hard to perfect the setup of its cars on the Bikernieki circuit, with race wins for Grönholm and Timur Timerzyanov in qualifying.

It was a weekend of mixed weather conditions, with dry conditions on day one turning to heavy rain on Sunday, but all three drivers battled the conditions to qualify in the top 10. Niclas then finished second in his semi-final and the final, Timerzyanov made a brilliant start in the final, recovering from rolling his car in Q1, and finished fifth.

“Things were a little up and down for us this weekend, but in the end we can be happy to have two cars in the final and to be on the podium, even if we are a bit disappointed that we didn’t manage to pull off the win," said GRX Taneco Team Manager Jussi Pinomäki.

"Timur had the chance to be on the podium with a brilliant start, but the final didn’t go his way. We continue to look forward."

"Again we worked hard as a team to find good pace and we can go to South Africa for the last round in good form."

Written By Junaid Samodien

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