Jānis Baumanis

Jānis Baumanis has been a familiar name on the international rallycross scene since 2014, when he contested the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s Super1600 (now Euro RX3) category, claiming three wins in a SET Promotion Renault Twingo on his way to third in the drivers’ classification.

Nationality LVA
Date of Birth 15 June, 1992
Birthplace Mārupe, Latvia
Team ESmotorsport
Car  Škoda Fabia
Car number 6
Euro RX debut Portugal, 2014
Euro RX wins 6
Euro RX podiums 13

 

Jānis Baumanis has been a familiar name on the international rallycross scene since 2014, when he contested the FIA European Rallycross Championship’s Super1600 (now Euro RX3) category, claiming three wins in a SET Promotion Renault Twingo on his way to third in the drivers’ classification.

The following year, the Latvian added two more victories and the Super1600 title to his rapidly growing résumé, while simultaneously making his debut at Supercar (now Euro RX1) level in Norway in a Peugeot 208 under the Hansen Talent Development banner – impressively reaching the rostrum at the first time of asking.

Sporadic World Championship outings the same season were highlighted by a maiden final appearance and fourth-place finish in the last round in Argentina, behind the wheel of a World RX Team Austria Ford Fiesta.

Baumanis remained with the squad in 2016, regularly progressing through to the semi-final stage and advancing to his second career final in Barcelona en route to a top ten championship ranking. He continued to score consistently over the following two years with STARD before breaking through in 2019 as he ascended the podium in both Norway and Canada, going on to clinch sixth spot in the end-of-season standings.

Following a year’s absence, he rejoins the fray in an ESMotorsport Škoda Fabia in 2021.