Evgeny Novikov

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Evgeny Novikov
2013 10 05 12-09Rallye France, Parc assistance Colmar, Evgeny Novikov.JPG
Personal information
Nationality Russia Russian
Born (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 23)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2007–present
Teams Citroën Junior Team, Stobart Ford, Team Abu Dhabi
Rallies 42
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 2
Stage wins 15
Total points 135
First rally 2007 Wales Rally GB

Evgeny Novikov (born 19 September 1990 in Moscow) is a Russian rally driver currently competing for the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team in the World Rally Championship.

Career[edit]

Novikov driving a Citroën C4 WRC at the 2009 Cyprus Rally

Novikov won the Russian Rally Cup in 2006 and finished runner-up in both Estonian and Russian national championships in 2007.[1] The 2007 season also saw him debut in the World Rally Championship at the season-ending 2007 Wales Rally GB.

In the 2008 season, Novikov contested a full six-event Production World Rally Championship programme as the series' youngest driver. He retired in four rallies and collected his only PWRC points at the Rally Japan, where he impressively led the category until suspension problems on the last stage dropped him narrowly behind Juho Hänninen. He still managed to stay 2.9 seconds ahead of Toshi Arai and with the eight points for the second place, he placed 13th in the championship standings.

For the 2009 season, Novikov was signed by the debuting Citroën Junior Team, Citroën Total's satellite team. With Sébastien Ogier and Conrad Rautenbach as his teammates, he will drive the Citroën C4 WRC in at least eight of the twelve rallies.[2] He scored his first WRC points with a fifth place at the Rally d'Italia Sardegna,[3] and his first stage win in the following event, the Acropolis Rally in Greece.[4] He became both the first Russian and the youngest-ever driver to top the time sheets in the series.[5]

After one year off from competition, Novikov returned to the World Rally Championship partway through in the 2011 season, making his first appearance at the Rally Mexico in a Stobart M-Sport-prepared Ford.[6] He competed in eight of the thirteen rallies, scoring twelve points over the course of the season to finish the year seventeenth overall.

In 2012, Novikov joined M-Sport full-time. He scored his first podium at the 2012 Rally de Portugal, finishing third overall. He was promoted to second place when Citroën driver Mikko Hirvonen was excluded from the results.

For the 2013 season, Novikov joined the Qatar M-Sport WRT alongside Mads Østberg. [7]

He did very well at the beginning of the 2013 Acropolis Rally by winning the first 2 stages, and created a 40-second gap down to Jari-Matti Latvala after stage 3. Unfortunately a puncture dropped him down to 8th and ruled him out for his maiden win.

Novikov failed to secure a drive for the 2014 season, but might compete in selected events. [8]

Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points
2007 Evgeny Novikov Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE NOR MEX POR ARG ITA GRE FIN GER NZL ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR
Ret
NC 0
2008 Evgeny Novikov Subaru Impreza WRX STi MON SWE MEX ARG
Ret
JOR ITA NC 0
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX GRE
35
TUR
Ret
FIN GER NZL
Ret
ESP FRA JPN
11
GBR
Ret
2009 Citroën Junior Team Citroën C4 WRC IRE NOR
11
CYP
Ret
POR
Ret
ARG ITA
5
GRE
15
POL
9
FIN
Ret
AUS ESP
Ret
GBR 13th 4
2011 M-Sport Stobart Ford World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC SWE MEX
Ret
POR JOR ITA
14
ARG GRE
20
FIN
Ret
GER AUS
Ret
FRA
24
17th 12
ALM Russia Citroën DS3 WRC ESP
7
Team Abu Dhabi Ford Fiesta RS WRC GBR
7
2012 M-Sport Ford World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON
5
SWE
5
MEX
Ret
POR
2
ARG
8
GRE
Ret
NZL
4
FIN
36
GER
Ret
GBR
6
FRA
7
ITA
2
ESP
10
6th 88
2013 Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team Ford Fiesta RS WRC MON
Ret
SWE
9
MEX
10
POR
4
ARG
4
GRE
9
ITA
Ret
FIN
6
GER
9
AUS
7
FRA
5
ESP
5
GBR
19
7th 69

PWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pos. Points
2008 Evgeny Novikov Subaru Impreza WRX STi SWE ARG
Ret
13th 8
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX GRE
15
TUR
Ret
FIN NZL
Ret
JPN
2
GBR
Ret

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P-WRC drivers: 35 – Evgeny Novikov (Russia)". WRC.com. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Citroen announce junior WRC team". Rally-Live.com. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Novikov scores his first WRC points". Eurosport. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Maiden stage win for Novikov!". Rally-Live.com. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "A record for Novikov and the Citroen Junior Team". Rally-Live.com. 13 June 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2009. 
  6. ^ World Rally Championship – News – Prevot: Novikov has huge potential. Wrc.com. Retrieved on 2012-09-10.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://www.wrc.com/news/novikov-to-miss-2014-wrc/?fid=19491

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