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TEIN 🇯🇵 & STARD 🇦🇹, GO FOR GLORY IN THE NESTE WORLD LATVIA 🇱🇻 RX 2019
The Japanese TEIN shock absorbers arrive in Riga, with the intention of winning with exclusive and technical support at the Fiesta’s MK8 WRX of Janis Baumanis and Pal Try by STARD Racing in Austria.
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Local hopes at World RX level rest with Team STARD’s Janis Baumanis.
Norway’s Pal Try makes his third start of the season in the second Team STARD Fiesta alongside Baumanis.
Baumanis’s consistent performances this season have propelled him to fifth in the standings on 120 points. He has appeared in five finals and reached the podium twice – third in Norway and second in Canada.
For Baumanis, who has a best finish of fifth in 2017 in Riga, adulation and expectation comes in equal measure. “After a year we are back in Riga, one of the most important – and the most stressful events on the calendar for me,” he said.
“The atmosphere is fantastic and makes it very special for me and my fans. This will be the fourth year in Riga so obviously everyone knows the track by now. I hope to do my best for the home fans. I can’t wait for Saturday morning to get going.”
WORLD RX TITLE DRAMA SET TO RUMBLE ON IN RIGA
The penultimate episode in the 10-part drama of the drivers’ battle in the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy takes centre stage at the Neste World RX of Latvia this weekend.
The three main characters are separated by just two points, so there is all to play for in the Bikernieki forest on the outskirts of the Latvian capital of Riga.
World of RX Statistics from Bikernieki circuit, Latvia:
World RX event #70 (Round 9, 2019)
Circuit length: 1294m (the 2nd longest of 10)
Average speed (lap record): 96.89 km/h (the 6th fastest of 10)
Lap record: 48.081 by Johan Kristoffersson (SF 2018)
Joker lap record: 51.561 by Petter Solberg (Q4 2018)
Difference normal/joker: 3.48 (the 5th shortest of 10)
4 laps record: 3:21.877 by Timmy Hansen (Q3 2018)
6 laps record: 4:59.652 by Johan Kristoffersson (SF 2018)
Past event winners:
2018: Johan Kristoffersson
2017: Johan Kristoffersson
2016: Sebastien Loeb
World RX qualifying race wins in Riga:
7 Johan Kristoffersson
2 Timmy Hansen
1 Toomas Heikkinen, Sebastien Loeb, Timur Timerzyanov
DID YOU KNOW?
The 2019 FIA European Rallycross Champion in Supercar Robin Larsson returns to the World RX in Riga. With five of the six Euro RX champions of the last eight seasons on the start line in Latvia, we’ll have the ultimate showdown on the Bikernieki circuit.
In fact there will be a total of 18 European Championship titles on the start in Riga.
Timur Timerzyanov, Supercar 2013 and 2012, Div 1A 2010
Kevin Hansen, Supercar 2016, Junior RX 2013 and 2012
Robin Larsson, Supercar 2019 and 2014
Anton Marklund, Supercar 2017, Touringcar 2012
Reinis Nitiss, Supercar 2018, Super 1600 2013
Andreas Bakkerud, Super 1600 2012 and 2011
Krisztian Szabo, Super 1600 2017 and 2016
Rokas Baciuska, Super 1600 2018
Janis Baumanis, Super 1600 2015
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12 September 2019