Timerzyanov wins European Rallycross title

Russian driver Timur Timerzyanov secured the FIA European Rallycross Championship season title Sunday with a fourth-place finish in the season finale at the Estering, near Buxtehude, Germany.

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Timur Timerzyanov celebrates Sunday after winning the 2013 European Rallycross Championship crown for the second year in a row.

"I am so happy. At the start of the year I didn't expect to take the championship again but I wanted it really badly and it's amazing that we have managed it," Timerzyanov said after winning his second consecutive European Rallycross Championship crown.

Alexander Hvaal won his second consecutive round, followed by fellow Norwegian driver Andreas Bakkerud and Liam Doran of Great Britain.

Timerzyanov earned 185 points and managed to win the championship without winning any of the nine finals, but he did have four second-place finishes.

David Jeanney of France didn't make it to the final because of a fourth-place finish in his semifinal heat, but he finished the season in second with 156 points. Swedish driver Timmy Hansen, who was unhurt after a double rollover ended his day in the semifinals, concluded his first year in RallycrossRX in third with 145 points.

"To finish third in the championship and be top rookie in my first year in rallycross is amazing. When I started the season I did not expect this at all so I am really happy," Hansen said.

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