Timo Scheider has announced that he is now fully focused on FIA World Rallycross Championship.
In 2017 he will be driving for MJP Racing Team Austria, which was formerly known as World RX Team Austria.
The double DTM champion and former winner of the 24 Hours race at Nürburgring has been flirting with Rallycross for the last few years. The factors that probably gave the final push was when Audi Sport didn’t renew his DTM contract, combined with an impressive 4th position at the World RX season finale in Argentina.
The team, who runs Ford Fiesta cars, started in World RX in 2015 with Manfred Stohl as the main driver and various second drivers. In 2016 we saw Janis Baumanis and Timur Timerzyanov in the full time seats, while team boss Max Pucher participated in three rounds of FIA European Rallycross Championship.
The second driver of the team for 2017 will be announced at a later date.
Other than the FIA World Rallycross Championship programme for Timo Scheider, he also has his own Team Timo Scheider ADAC Formula 4 team, where he’s developing young drivers.
The World RX season starts at the first weekend of April in Barcelona.