Lithuanian Rallycross team “ESmotorsport – BRGroup” revealed their drivers. The drivers is two-time Dakar rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah and test driver Kevin Abbring.
On Thursday N. Al-Attiyah tested ES Motorsport’s new Skoda Fabia Supercar at the Bikernieki circuit in Latvia alongside with other team‘s driver K. Abbring, who is currently working as test driver for the squad.
The Lithuanian Rallycross team chose the Riga venue as it gave them opportunity to compare its performance against times from the Latvian round of the World RX series last weekend.
“To be honest it’s gone better than expected. Already from the very first laps I can tell you that we can get to the European Championship finals. We’re really happy“ said “ESmotorsport – BRGroup” team owner Mr. Ernestas Staponkus.
While Abbring is expected to remain as test driver with the Lithuanian outfit in near future, the team is working with Al-Attiyah to finalise plans for World RX together in 2019.
“We are really happy with the pilots. Nasser is really good in other races and he’s enjoying the rallycross car now. Also with Kevin testing for us we have really valuable knowledge. We didn’t sign the contract yet, but we are really confident that we will see a new a new face in World RX next year. I cannot officially announce that Nasser is coming but he is really happy with the car and the team. So we are doing everything to make a deal for next season“,said “ESmotorsport – BRGroup” team manager Ramunas Fetingis.
Lithuanian Rallycross team “ESmotorsport – BRGroup” is building the new Skoda Fabia RX car. They partnered Thierry Viardot from Viason Sport and Ken Skidmore from Autotek to help in constructing a car and taking care of it during the championship.