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GRX TANECO: Three World RX Musketeers

Don Pablo 12 February 2019

The team of the two-time WRC Champion Marcus Grönholm continues the competition in World RX! The GRX TANECO team is expanding with a new driver! At World RX, we’ll see three Hyundai i20 SuperCars. GRX TANECO successfully debuted it’s Hyundai i20 Supercar last season and after 12 rounds claimed fourth in the World RX Teams’ standings, with N. Grönholm finishing 7th and T. Timerzyanov 10th in the Drivers’ championship.

We knew that our first season with a new car would be tough, but we exceeded our expectations in 2018 and throughout the winter break we have been working hard to improve our i20 Supercars and take the next step in 2019,” states GRX TANECO Team Principal

Marcus Grönholm

GRX Taneco: Drivers

GRX Taneco: Niclas Grönholm, Timur Timerzyanov, Reinis Nitiss

Niclas Grönholm is Finnish rallycross driver, born on May 20, 1996. He is the son of a two-time WRC champion – Marcus Grönholm. In 2014 he appeared in one round of RX Lites Cup, taking 3rd place. In 2015, he made his debut in the SuperCar class of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. He repeated the performances in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 season.

Timur Timerzyanov made his racing debut after choosing motorsport over a burgeoning career in gymnastics, the Russian racer switching first to karting before pursuing rallycross as his chosen discipline. Success came quickly for Timerzyanov with a maiden first European title coming in the Super1600 category in 2010 prior to a move into the Supercar category the following year. One of the most experienced rallycross drivers on the grid, Timurzyanov continued to notch up podiums during stints with Namus OMSE (2015), MJP Team Austria (2016) and Team STARD (2017) but will embark on a fresh challenge with the GRX TANECO outfit in 2018

GRX Taneco: Reinis Nitiss
Reinis Nitiss – European Rallycross Champion

Reinis Nitiss is current FIA European Rallycross Champion (SuperCar) and 2013 FIA European Rallycross Champion (Super1600). In 2014 he debuted in the FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercar category, driving a Ford Fiesta for Olsbergs MSE alongside Andreas Bakkerud. For 2016, Nitišs switched to German outfit Münnich Motorsport and their brand new SEAT Ibiza Supercar. He returned to OMSE for three of the final four rounds in 2016.

GRX TANECO: Hyundai i20 SuperCar

Ex-WRC Hyundai i20 Supercars
-> 2.0-liter turbocharged engines
-> 600 horsepower to all four wheels
-> 0-60 times of 1.9 seconds.

GRX TANECO 2019 Launch Video

Don Pablo

Editor-in-chief of the Globalrallycross.com website. Rallycross fan, automotive enthusiast, Internet soldier and Social Media Ninja. Write articles, manage the website, run social media accounts, building the #WeAreRallycross community. A lawyer by profession, motorsport redactor by life.

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