TitansRX Europe Receives FIA International Series Status, Ari Vatanen Joins as Ambassador
The 2019 European Rallycross Series created by MJP Promotions has been renamed from GRC Europe to TitansRX Europe in accordance with FIA requirements. It will focus on the PanteraRX6 Supercars developed by MJP Racing – Motorsport legend Ari Vatanen becomes series ambassador.
Step forward from GRC to focus on Titans Supercar Category
According to its motto “BE LOUD - BE WILD - BE REAL”, the TitansRX Europe Series will produce driver-focused, action-packed Rallycross sport covered live by Eurosport. “The past few months have been both challenging and exciting. Now all pieces have fallen into place and we have received FIA International Series status for TitansRX,", Max J. Pucher, CEO of MJP Promotions, said. The Austrian is delighted "about the high interest in our Titans category by world class race drivers and their sponsors. The performance of the PanteraRX6 Supercar has convinced drivers since its world premiere last October. It shows that controlling cost for exciting Rallycross Supercar racing works." TitansRX will excite the fans with 500bhp plus Rallycross cars in dynamic sprint races in stadium-like settings providing the best in racing entertainment! The originally planned FIA Supercar class will be replaced by local support races for a more exciting weekend experience for spectators.
Vatanen joins as TitansRX ambassador
Motorsport legend Ari Vatanen is a massive fan of Rallycross, “because it combines all the positive elements of rally, circuit and even drag racing: explosive starts with cars performing like our former Group B cars, competing in short races in stadium-like settings and thrilling the fans.” The former World Rally Champion and four-time Dakar winner thinks “the efforts of Max (Pucher) and his team to create a more driver-focused Rallycross series which is affordable are inspiring. The lower-cost Pantera design and the improvements to the race format are exactly what Rallycross needs now and it will bring new drivers and sponsors to the sport.” Hence, Vatanen chose to become a series ambassador. “Max and me quickly realised that we share the same vision of a type of motorsport that is truly a step forward for drivers, sponsors and spectators through shared emotional experiences."
Race calendar and live-coverage by Eurosport confirmed
MJP Promotions has also confirmed the TitansRX 2019 race calendar containing classic tracks like Dreux, Lydden Hill, Estering, Nyirad and Montalegre. The MJP Racing Arena Fuglau in Austria has been upgraded to international Rallycross level. Categories including SuperNationals, S1600, Crosscarts, and RetroRX will run as support series in several locations. MJP Promotions produces full TV coverage of all TitansRX races with live in-car cameras and a studio stage for driver interaction. See all action in a 30-minute recap of Saturday’s racing on Saturday evenings or Sunday mornings, and a one-hour LIVE broadcast of Sunday’s finals on Eurosport 1 or 2. On the following Tuesday, a 25-minute TitansRX Bulletin will round off the weekend. “Rallycross has always been highly popular amongst our viewers, so we are thrilled to showcase every race from the TitansRX Europe Series across all Eurosport platforms, including on-demand to watch anytime, anywhere on the Eurosport Player,” Sebastian Tiffert, Director Global Motorsport Production at Eurosport, said.
About TitansRX Europe:
TitansRX is a Rallycross Series focusing on the excitement of drivers and fans participating in one of the most competitive and fastest growing motorsports. TitansRX will hold twelve races on six double header weekends in six different countries. The innovative one-design PanteraRX6 car will provide a level grid, emphasising driving skill. The new regulations will create more exciting and closer racing. The TV production will put drivers to the foreground and capture the most energetic and emotional moments on and off the track.
Titans RX 2019 Race Calendar
Official Test MAY 4-5 AUSTRIA MJP ARENA
Rds 1 & 2 JUN 29-30 FRANCE DREUX
Rds 3 & 4 JUL 27-28 UK LYDDEN HILL
Rds 5 & 6 AUG 10-11 PORTUGAL MONTALEGRE
Rds 7 & 8 SEP 7-8 AUSTRIA MJP ARENA
Rds 9 & 10 OCT 5-6 HUNGARY NYIRAD
Grand Finale OCT 19-20 GERMANY BUXTEHUDE
Current Titans RX Driver Line-Up 2019 Season
Alex Wurz - former F1 driver and 2-time LeMans Winner (wildcard)
Toomas Heikkinnen - FIA World Rallycross Championship, 2014 runner-up, GRC Champion 2011
Reinhold Sampl - Austrian Rally Champion M1 Class
Timmy Hansen - FIA World Rallycross Championship, 2015 runner-up
Kevin Hansen- FIA World Rallycross Championship, 2015 Lites Cup Champion
Hayden Paddon -FIA World Rally Championship, race winner
Stephane Sarrazine - former F1 driver and 2-time LeMans Series Champion
Lukacs "CsuCsu" Kornel - FIA World Rallycross Championship & World Rally Championship starter
Andreas Steffen - FIA World Rallycross Championship starter (wildcard)
Andrew Jordan - FIA World Rallycross Championship starter, 2013 BTCC Champion