Reigning world champion Timur Timerzyanov will head to Hungary this weekend looking to extend his lead at the top of the FIA European Rallycross Championship standings.
Despite having had his fair share of bad luck this season, the driver is looking for a change in fortune when the championship rolls into Nyriad for the third round of the RallycrossRX series.
Timerzyanov said: “We have been in a strong position to win both of the first two events, but punctures in the finals have meant we have been unable to fight for the podium in either.”
He continued: “I want to win really badly, but it’s amazing that we are leading the championship and haven’t been on the podium yet. It shows how strong we are as a team that we are still at the top of the table.”
Kenneth Hansen, team principle of Hansen Motorsport, who prepare and run the Russian driver’s Citroen DS3, said: “It’s good for Timur to be leading the championship at this early stage of the season. He hasn’t had much luck but the pace is there. I’m sure he will win soon.”
Timerzyanov won in Hungary last season after a close fight with American star Tanner Foust.