JEANNEY REPLACES DUBOURG FOR GERMANY RX
France’s Davy Jeanney will return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend for round 11 at the Estering in Germany, standing in for Team DA Racing-Eurodatacar’s Jean-Baptiste Dubourg.
Jeanney raced for Team Peugeot-Hansen in 2015 and 2016, and won rounds of World RX in Canada and Germany in his first year in the Peugeot 208 WRX to finish fifth in the Drivers’ Championship. As team mate to Sweden’s Timmy Hansen, Jeanney also won the Teams’ Championship title with Team Peugeot-Hansen in the same season (2015).
He will race the Team DA Racing-Eurodatacar Peugeot 208 WRX. Belgium’s Francois Duval drove for the French team at Riga in Latvia two weeks ago. “It’s such a pleasure to return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship paddock and I would like to sincerely thank Dominique Dubourg for this opportunity,” said Jeanney.
“It’s never easy to get involved in a championship race at the end of the season, but I will have the advantage of arriving into an environment I know well with Team DA Racing-Eurodatacar's 208 WRX. It’s almost the same car as the one I raced for Team Peugeot-Hansen. Estering is a circuit I have always enjoyed, it’s a very technical track with little grip, which can suit those with less engine power. The key area is the first corner, which is always very intense. Qualifying for the semi-finals would be the best way to thank Team DA Racing-Eurodatacar for this opportunity, but I have seen on several occasions this year that the level in World RX has increased considerably.”
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