German motorsport team Muennich Motorsport has announced it will expand its racing portfolio to include the FIA World Rallycross Championship from 2015.
Currently, the squad contests both the World Touring Car and the Blancpain Sprint Series championships under the guise of ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport.
The team has previously contested two rounds of the World Rallycross Championship, both in 2014, but has confirmed it will compete in all 12 rounds of this year’s championship. The team will use two self-developed Audi S3 RX Supercars, and will use 2015 as a development season in a bid to fight for the World RX Teams’ Championship title in 2016.
Muennich’s S3 RX Supercars were used at the two 2014 events, but have undergone a significant overhaul since with Muennich stating that almost everything beneath the exterior skin of the car is all new.
“We have a different engine in the car as well as a new gearbox, new differentials and brakes. We also changed the geometry of the rear axle and have a new weight balance. It’s basically a completely new car.,” explained team owner and driver Rene Muennich. “Our team has grown to more than 20 people and we will have more engineers and mechanics this year to help with the development of the cars.
“World RX will be our main programme this year,” he continued. “We will use this year to learn and then we want to fight for the title in 2016. We are pleased about the development of rallycross as a sport and the fact that we can develop our own car is what makes this Championship so special.”
Muennich Motorsport is the second all-new World Championship team to confirm its participation in this year’s World RX. The season kicks off with World RX of Portugal at the end of April.