As stated here and in various other sources, Latvian star Reinis Nitiss left Olsbergs MSE after competing with their Fords since the first season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2014, but he was quick to find a new home, as he is now part of allInkl.com Münnich Motorsport, with both parts going to the third season in the championship.
Incredibly this states that both news that appeared on out Bits of World RX post were related to each other, as the German team owned by René Münnich will welcome Nitiss with a change from their Audi S3 RX to a new project that bring the SEAT Ibiza RX supercar to World RX, in what's the first official effort of the brand and its return to the competition since 2014, when Danish driver Dennis Rømmer entered a privately owned SEAT Córdoba at Estering.
Nitiss arrives at Münnich Motorsport with an impressive record for someone who has only two years in supercars and is as young as the 20-year old driver. A single win at Hell in 2014, which puts him as the youngest winner of the competition, combined with seven podiums and a third place in the drivers standings in 2014 puts him on a high note for this season. His 2015 season wasn't exactly as good as 2014, with two podiums in four finals, and the move may help him get back to what he showed in 2014.
Münnich Motorsport was in an equally hard luck last year, with both cars being used by various drivers during the season, but the fourth place finished with Tommy Rustad at Trois-Rivieres and with Alx Danielsson at Hell demonstrated that the S3 had some potential.
Of all the things changing at Münnich Motorsport, one thing may remain the same from previous seasons, as René Münnich may still drive one of the cars during the season.
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