Friday 15th of April 2016

Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov will make his debut for the World RX Team Austria squad at the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Portugal this weekend, driving a Ford Fiesta Supercar.

The two-time European Rallycross Supercar champion has moved from Olsbergs MSE to partner Janis Baumanis in the Austrian team this season. Timerzyanov, Baumanis and team owner and driver Max Pucher have been testing recently and the Russian is in a positive frame of mind ahead of this weekend in Montalegre.

“We’ve done some really good pre-season tests to develop the car from what they had last year. We’ve made good changes and got faster and faster on the tracks we’ve been to. The car I’m racing this weekend is completely new, so we will make some small adjustments, but it’s good. We have a brand new engine – the team have worked really hard, and we have some really nice looking carbon fibre parts on the car, which are lighter and stiffer,” said Timerzyanov, who won the Euro RX title in 2012 and 2013 driving for the Hansen Motorsport team.

“We have a good team of mechanics this year, they built good knowledge last season and we have some new engineers from different disciplines – we know what we need to do. We are starting the season from a good point. For me this car is much easier to drive. When I drove it for the first time, I got out and I wasn’t complaining about anything. That’s the first time in a few years that’s happened. This season will be really tough, there are some competitive guys racing, but the goal for this weekend is to have good weather, and then to get into the final!”

Originally entered in the team’s third car for the Montalegre event, Pucher has been forced to withdraw from the opening round of World RX due to a delay in the supply of components.



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