Bits of World RX - Feb. 26th

Yesterday we had two teams revealing details of their futures in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, which put car changes and driver departures in the conversation.

SEAT in the way to World RX?


First of all, allInkl.com Münnich Motorsport presented on social media what seems to be a concept of a SEAT rallycross supercar, which raised the suggestions that the German team led by René Münnich may be switching from their pair of Audi S3s to new machinery this year. Their machines were used by different drivers during the 2015 season, with the highlights being the pair of fourth place finishes by Swedish driver Alx Danielsson and Norwegian driver Tommy Rustad.

No more than this image was published, so plans for what will be Münnich Motorsport's World RX program are still in the wait of a formal announcement.


Reinis Nitiss parts ways with Olsbergs


After that, it came the news that star driver Reinis Nitiss will not continue defending the colors of Olsbergs MSE. The Latvian driver thanked Oslbergs MSE for what they have done together for these two years of relationship.

Reinis arrived at Olsbergs headquarters as the 2013 Super 1600 class champion with victories in most of the rounds of the season. Since his first full season with them, Nitiss wrote history proving that rookies can do well in their maiden years as he finished third in the standings, outpacing his also recently arrived team mate Andreas Bakkerud. This also brought to Olsbergs the first World RX constructors title in 2014.

The 2015 season wasn't near a replication of the glorious 2014, as Nitiss got only two podiums and participated of four finals, finishing seventh in the standings as Bakkerud finished fourth and Olsbergs lost the teams crown to Team Prugeot-Hansen.


Nitiss still needs to announce his plans, which according to him will come soon, but it seems that he is already in dicussions with another team. About Olsbergs, there is nothing concrete about their 2016 season since they lost support from Ford.

PHOTOS: Münnich Motorsport, Reinis Nitiss