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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR TEAM-MATE? WORLD RX TEAM AUSTRIA

The 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship features seven permanent teams, each with two drivers. Those drivers work hard together as team mates in their respective teams with the goal of becoming World Rallycross Champions. That means sharing information about driving, tracks, data and setups.

But, outside of the car, how well do they know each other?

In the second of the series, we caught up with World RX Team Austria team mates Timur Timerzyanov and Janis Baumanis to find out more, with some quick-fire questions.

Timur – How old is Janis?

TT: “Ermm, 23?”

Correct

Janis – How old is Timur?

JB: “29”

Correct

Timur – What was Janis’ first road car?

TT: “A Lada 2108?”

JB: “Nooo, a Renault Clio Sport!”

Janis – What was Timur’s first road car?

JB: ”A Lada 2108?”

TT: “No, it was actually a Lada 2109”

JB: “Oh come on! That’s basically the same thing!”

Timur – What was Janis’ first experience in motorsport?

TT: “Go karts?”

JB: “No cross karts, but I know Timur did karting!”

TT: “Argh! My history is too easy!”

Timur – What is Janis’ favourite food to eat on a race weekend?

TT: “He likes salads I think! Greek salad?”

Correct

Janis – What is Timur’s favourite food?

JB: “Horse meat?”

TT: “Actually yes, this is the best one.”

Timur – What colour are Janis’ eyes?

TT: “Brown?”

Answer: Blue 

Janis – What colour are Timur’s eyes?

JB: “Grey / green colour?”

Correct

Timur - Where is Janis’ hometown?

TT: “What has happened to my geography!? In the Riga area in Latvia?”

Correct

Janis – where does Timur live?

JB: “Kazan in Russia?”

Correct

TT: “He knows a lot about me!”

Janis – Does Timur have any brothers or sisters?

JB: “Yes, I think one older sister?”

Correct

Timur – How many brothers or sisters does Janis have?

TT: “He has two brothers?”

Correct

Timur – If Janis could watch anything on TV, what would he watch?

TT: “Anything about rallycross?”

JB: “I don’t have time for TV, so if I’m watching something it’s about rallycross”

Janis – What does Timur like to watch on TV?

JB: “Russian hockey championship”?

Correct

Janis – How many rallycross championship titles has Timur won?

JB: “In Europe, three titles?”

Correct (Super1600 2010, Supercar 2012 & 2013)

Timur – How many rallycross titles has Janis won?

TT: “One in Europe, last year in Super1600 and the Estonian Championship also.”

Correct

Janis – When was Timur’s last Supercar victory?

JB: “Oh man! I know that in 2013 he didn’t win any races but he did win the championship, so probably 2012?”

TT: “I really have to think about this one….! Ah Finland in 2012, where I won the championship!”

Timur – What has been Janis’ best result in World RX so far this season?

TT: “Hockenheim and England, fourth in the semi-finals.”

Correct

Janis – What has been Timur’s best result so far this season?

JB: “It would have been Norway, but fifth in Lydden”

Correct

Janis – Which is Timur’s favourite track in World RX this year?

JB: “Sweden, I think it is the same for everybody.”

Correct

Timur – What is Janis’ favourite track?

TT: “Easy! Sweden.”

Correct

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