Krisz Szabó

Rallycross driver

Vác, Hungary | 04.06.1992 | Father of two sons

Krisztián Szabó

Krisz’s sporting career is an exceptional one. In 2008, at the age of 16 Krisztián won the Hungarian Youth Championship in freestyle skiing, but eventually settled down in the world of motorsport.

He started racing in autocross and soon competed in the European Championship, where in 2009 and 2010 became Junior Champion. As a next step, he competed in the Buggy1600 category, where he collected his third European Championship trophy. In 2014 Krisztián made a major switch to rallycross. In 2015 he finished as a bronze medalist in the FIA European Rallycross Championship in the Super1600 category with Volland Racing. He finished the 2016 and 2017 season as European Champion. In 2018 he participated in two EuroRX rounds in France and Latvia in the Supercars category with Mattias Esktröm’s team, EKS Audi Sport.

Thanks to his great performance at these rounds, he signed a contract with the team for the full 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship season, becoming the only Hungarian in the WorldRX field.

Five-time European Champion

  • Autocross (2009, 2010, 2013)
  • Rallycross (2016, 2017)

Special Awards

  • 2010: Talent of the Year
  • 2013: Driver of the Year
  • 2016: Rallycross driver of the Year

Rallycross

Rallycross is a form of motorsport which has been invented more than 50 years ago. In the last five years the FIA World Rallycross Championship became one of the most popular motorsport championships in the world.

Just like most forms of motorsport, rallycross was also born in Great Britain. The sport was invented by Robert Reed, who was the producer on ITV’s World of Sport programme at the time. The first race took place in Lydden Hill on 4th February in 1967. In the recent years rallycross has become the most growing sport in the world. The FIA World Rallycross Championship was inaugurated in 2014. The Supercars they are driving in the World Championship can produce more than 600 hp and accelerate 0-100 km/h less than 2 seconds – faster than a Formula 1 car!

The series is incredibly spectator-friendly. Besides that the whole track can be seen from one tribune thanks to the amphitheatre venues, the organizers provide excellent opportunities for the fans to get as much close to the cars and the drivers and experience the incredible atmosphere of the sport as it’s possible.

The races are short but head-to-head. The drivers need to perform at their best within 4-6 laps while 6 cars are racing wheel-to-wheel on mixed surfaces (asphalt and dirt). Pure adrenaline rush for both the drivers and fans!

Many short and eventful races are held within a race weekend, therefore the fans could see different cars and drivers racing against each other in every 5-10 minutes! A lot of small races inside the big one with constantly changing lineups on the grid – impossible to get bored of it!