Timo Scheider will make a full-time return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2019. He will be with the all.inkl.com Münnich Motorsport team at the wheel of a SEAT Ibiza.
The Austrian racer made his World RX debut with Rene Münnich’s eponymous team in 2015. His first full season competing in the series was in 2017. Then he collected a podium en route to a top ten finish in the overall standings.
During the 2018 season, Scheider had a handful of outings with all-inkl.com Münnich Motorsport, Now he will lead the team’s graduation to a full ten-round World RX campaign in 2019.
Team manager Rene Münnich will join two-time DTM champion on some of the events.
Timo Scheider commented:
“It’s no secret that I was bitten by the rallycross bug a long time ago. Consequently, I am more than happy to be entering my first full season as a member of Rene’s strong squad. We have slightly restructured the team and are preparing for the new challenges with the utmost diligence and ambition. For me too, this very special discipline is the perfect arena for tough, spectacular motorsport. And that goes for the fans and drivers in equal measure. I cannot wait for the start of the season in April.”
Rene Münnich, all.inkl.com Münnich Motorsport team manager added:
“Despite the withdrawal of some manufacturers, I firmly believe in the future of the World Rallycross Championship, because for private teams it provides a massive opportunity to showcase themselves on a global and professional platform with a huge following. I am delighted that Timo Scheider will be contesting his first full season in parallel with his commitments as a BMW works driver. He has quickly adapted to the demands of rallycross and demonstrated his enormous potential on multiple occasions. I feel confident that we have a very good overall package and that we will be genuine contenders for top positions.”
Breaking News! I’m mega happy to announce my full entrance in @FIAWorldRX
with @allinklracing for 2019. We are about to build a brand new Seat Ibiza for the upcoming season! Thanks a lot to Rene Münnich that I get the possibility to fight with such a strong new team set up!!! pic.twitter.com/ZQJJZWkoe0
— Timo Scheider (@ScheiderTimo) December 21, 2018