Krisztián Szabó

A successful skier as a teenager, Krisztián Szabó clinched his first car racing title in 2008, in the Hungarian Autocross Championship.

Nationality HUN
Date of Birth 04 June 1992
Birthplace Vác, Hungary
Team GRX-SET World RX Team
Car Hyundai i20
Car number 23
World RX wins 0
World RX podiums 0

 

 

A successful skier as a teenager – winning the Hungarian Youth Championship in freestyle skiing at the age of 16 in 2008 – Krisztián Szabó clinched his first car racing title that same year, in the Hungarian Autocross Championship. He secured back-to-back FIA Junior Buggy honours in the discipline in 2009 and 2010, before stepping up to the Buggy1600 category, where he collected his third European Championship trophy in 2013. 

In 2014, Szabó made his FIA European Rallycross Championship debut in the Super1600 division in Italy, finishing on the podium. A full season in the series with Volland Racing the following year yielded third in the final standings, paving the way to consecutive Euro RX Super1600 crowns in 2016 and 2017.

In 2018, the Hungarian entered two Euro RX rounds in the headlining Supercar class, placing second at Lohéac and sixth in Riga for Mattias Esktröm’s EKS Audi Sport outfit. In 2019, Szabó stepped up to World RX, reaching the final first time out with EKS Sport behind the wheel of an Audi S1 and going on to finish tenth in the championship.

After making appearances for GRX SET in Sweden and Latvia in 2020, he returns for his second full campaign in the World Championship with the team in 2021.