Only days after his wedding, the Hungarian World RX driver travelled across the Atlantic Ocean as the seventh round of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship takes place at a street circuit in Trois-Riviéres, Canada.
Following the Northern European tour in June and July, the next round of 2019 World RX race calendar takes place in Trois-Riviéres. Besides the season-finale race in South Africa, this is one of the events which are the furthest away, therefore EKS’ driver hasn’t yet had an opportunity to drive on this track.
photo: Qba Nitka
“The track in Canada is built in the city centre, they close down the roads only before the event starts. We reach the highest top speed of the season here, at the end of the straight we are travelling around 200 km/h. One of the most significant factors is the six-hour time-lag, what I have already started to prepare for at home. I have also travelled well before the I usually do, so this won’t be a problem” – summarized Krisz, who can’t wait to be back in the Audi S1 EKS RX Quattro one month after his unlucky weekend in Sweden.
“I have never even been to Canada before, not only at the track, but in the whole country. However some time ago I raced in North America with truck for one season: it was a nice adventure in my career beside mainly racing in Europe in autocross and rallycross. It was a great experience for me which I like to recall the memories of, so I hope the race in Canada will be a similar experience for me” – said the 3rd place driver of the 2015 ChampTruck World Series.
Last Saturday a was an unforgettable day in Krisztián’s private life: he has married to his other half and mother of his two sons, Frida, so now in Canada he will be competing as a husband.
“Following nearly ten and a half years and two children we got married at Vác. Our ceremony took place in the Cathedral and the wedding itself at the garden of Vörösház Restaurant. We had a great luck with the weather, which seemed that it wanted to be nice only for us: it was raining heavily on Friday and Saturday, but for those few hours when we needed, the sun was shining. It started to rain again just after the dinner, but we were able to have the party inside the restaurant. It was 5am when the music stopped, but of course as some days passed since so I am relaxed and 100% ready for the weekend!” – shared Krisz his wedding stories with a big smile on his face.
You can follow all the action live on fiaworldrallycross.com and the series’ official social media platforms.
Standings of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship after 6 round out of 10: 1. Kevin Hansen (SWE, Peugeot 208) 131 pts; 2. Timmy Hansen (SWE, Peugeot 208) 125 pts; 3. Andreas Bakkerud (NOR, Audi S1) 109 pts; 4. Niclas Grönholm (FIN, Hyundai i20) 96 pts; … 10. Krisztián Szabó (HUN, Audi S1) 55 pts.