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NITISS STEPS IN FOR GRONHOLM AT ARGENTINA RX

Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss will compete at the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Argentina with the Olsbergs MSE team, alongside World RX of Germany winner Kevin Eriksson.

Since parting company with the Muennich Motorsport team after the French round at Loheac in September, Nitiss raced for OMSE in Barcelona and at his home event in Latvia, where he qualified for the semi-finals.

The World RX event winner will race the Ford Fiesta Supercar used so far this season by Niclas Gronholm in Argentina, the Finn missing the event. Nitiss recently competed at Monster Energy’s Gymkhana  GRiD event in Greece, where he finished on the podium after beating America’s Ken Block in the third-place shoot-out.

“A little while ago, I thought that Gymkhana Grid would be my last serious challenge of the season, but I am very happy to return to the wheel of an RX Supercar and compete against the best rallycross drivers one more time,” said Nitiss. “I would like to thank both OMSE and Gronholm family for this opportunity – every kilometre in a race gives me additional experience which will help me in the future! In addition to that I am working hard on the plans for next year, but cannot give out any more information at this point in time.”

 

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