Date of birth : 07/10/1997
Big things are again expected of the Russian youngster who competes on a Latvian licence. Like older brother Vasily before him, Nikolay continues to prove that (young) age is no barrier to impressive performances. Aged 18, he was sixth on his ERC debut in Switzerland in 2015 on his maiden run in an R5 car and at the end of his first season of rallying following a switch from circuit racing. He was also battling for a podium in Cyprus in 2016 when he crashed having shown promise during a year of ERC Junior action (and an ERC3 win on Rally Rzeszow). His 2017 campaign featured a full quota of ERC rounds plus other rallies in the Baltics and beyond and culminated in his first outright ERC win on Rally Liepāja aged 20.