Friday 22nd of December 2017


Car: Ford Fiesta RXS

Drivers: Timur Timerzyanov (RUS) #7, Janis Baumanis (LAT) #6

Teams’ Championship Points: 176 

Teams’ Championship Position: 6th

Latvia’s Janis Baumais and Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov switched to new team STARD for the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Together they scored 176 points and finished sixth in the Teams’ Championship points.

Here’s how they fared head-to-head:

Qualifying Race Wins

TT 11 –  7 JB

Timerzyanov won two qualifying races in Norway and Canada, but didn’t win a single race in Barcelona, Latvia and Germany. Baumanis won one race on seven occasions, including the in final four rounds.

Quickest Qualifying Times:

TT 0 – 1 JB

One of the STARD’s 2017 highlights was Baumanis setting the quickest time in Q2 at Cape Town in South Africa, the final round

Semi-final starts:

TT 7 – 8 JB

The STARD pair were almost equal on semi-final starts. Both made the semi-finals for the first time at round two in Portugal. Timerzyanov was stronger in the first half of the season, but he didn’t make the semis in any of the last four rounds. Baumanis meanwhile made the semis from Sweden (round seven) until the end of the year.

Final starts:

TT 1 – 2 JB

Timerzyanov always goes well in Norway and made the final in Hell to finish sixth. Baumanis made two final starts, in Sweden he finished sixth and scored his best result at home in Latvia, where he was fifth.

Championship points:

TT 78 – 98 JB

20 points separated the two drivers at the end of the year, Timerzyanov only out qualifying Baumanis three times in the Intermediate Classifications.

Championship position:

TT 13th – 12th JB

The pair finished side-by-side in the final points, but neither matched their own 2016 results of eighth (TT) and 10th (JB). 


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