Rallytechnology has confirmed its participation in the Projekt E electric series in 2020. The Polish rally team has committed to full participation with a two-car entry, starting with the first race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium in May.
The team said the possibility of building their own race cars incorporating a common powertrain package from STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development) within a cost controlled regulation was a key factor in the decision to enter the electric race series.
Robert Gabryszewski, CEO at Rallytechnology, said, “Our company became successful by building and racing group N rally cars. We want to be building our own cars again, which is possible in Projekt E. We see it as a huge opportunity for us to be among the first in this future area and at the same time take our company to the next level.”
Rallytechnology has already confirmed its first driver and has been involved in discussions with Polish drivers since STARD demonstrated the Projekt E car in the Barborka rally in Warsaw.
“You can easily put the EV powertrain into a R5 rolling chassis with the support STARD provides, and this is exactly our solution,” added Gabryszewski. “The cost of the complete car is then marginally higher than one of our three R5s but considering the very low running cost of the Projekt E car, and our optimized structure, I expect to offer a very competitive package.”
The team plans to have the first car ready to commence testing in March 2020.