In 2017 FIA World Rallycross championship Jānis is driving in Team STARD! STARD developed and built Ford Fiesta RX Supercars already under the banner of the „World RX Team Austria“ in the 2016 World RX season. For 2017 Manfred Stohl´s crew also taking care of the entire race-team structure including car maintenance, logistics and race process in order to take another step upwards and further increase their already very good results from 2016. The process is handled by Stohl Group’s experienced motorsport business unit Stohl Racing, closely co-operating with the group’s high performance R&D specialist STARD’s development engineers, who have developed the cars over the past few months. Stohl – who has competed in World RX and is an experienced former WRC driver – will take on the role as Team Principal.