Wednesday 8th of May 2019

Belgium's Francois Duval will join the World RX field for this weekend's Spa World RX of Benelux as the pilot of ESMotorsport Labas-Gas' Skoda Fabia.

The former FIA European Rallycross Championship race winner will replace Rokas Baciuska, who drove for the team in the opening two rounds of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

An official statement from the team said, "due to a contractual disagreement, Rokas Baciuska has been replaced for the Spa World RX of Benelux by François Duval."

Speaking ahead of World RX's debut at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps, Duval said, "I am very happy to finally be present for this first world rallycross event on the Spa-Francorchamps track," he said. "All was done at the last minute. I know it will not be easy to be competitive against top teams and top cars but I will drive without pressure, essentially for fun and for my fans."

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