Reinis Nitiss has confirmed that he will move to the ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport squad for the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship where he will join Team Owner Rene Munnich in piloting one of the teams new SEAT Ibiza RX Supercars.
Nitiss, who holds the record for being the youngest ever victor in WorldRX after securing victory at Hell in Norway in 2014, has moved to the German squad after two season as the Ford OlsbergsMSE outfit. His news also adds to further exposure for Latvia in WorldRX in 2016, which will see a round being held at the Riga circuit for the first time.
Nitiss has recognised that the level of competition has increased in WorldRX and explained his move for 2016:
“The FIA World Rallycross Championship is currently developing at a very fast pace, and we began discussions with multiple teams late last year – ALL-INKL.COM Racing came out on top thanks to their action plan and potential,” said Nitiss.
“ALL-INKL.COM engineers and specialists have years of experience in top level racing series – GT1, WTCC and rallycross. In the last two years, racing Audi S3 RX cars, the team has gained some invaluable knowledge, and I believe that we will be competitive in the championship with the new Seat Supercars.”
Team Owner Munnich expressed his enthusiasm for the season ahead.
“I have known Reinis for some time now, we were actually competing against each other in the S1600 category a few years ago,” said Munnich. “He is a young gun: quick and very good.
“We have been actively working on preparing the new car for the last couple of months and I hope that with it, Reinis will be able to fight not only for podiums, but outright victories as well.”
Paul Bellamy, WorldRX Managing Director for IMG, commented on this latest 2016 WorldRX news.
“The news about Reinis joining ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport follows hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement about Sebastien Loeb competing full-time in the Championship,” said Bellamy.
“Rallycross is known for its hugely talented and diverse drivers and it’s excellent to be able to confirm Reinis as the latest driver to compete this season. We also have an exciting new TV deal for Latvia which we will confirm in the upcoming days.”