Poland’s Rallytechnology is the second team that confirmed it’s participation for 2020 in the new Projekt E Series, the collaboration between FIA World Rallycross Championship promotor IMG and Manfred Stohl’s STARD. The team has committed to a full participation with a two-car entry.
Rallytechnology has a background in mainly the Polish Rally scene and was successfull in the Polish Rally Championship. “Our company became successful by building and racing group N rallycars,” said Rallytechnology CEO Robert Gabryszewski. “We now want to be building our own cars again, which is possible in Projekt E. Combined with the all-electric powertrain from STARD and the cost controlling regulation, this concept offers us a great business opportunity as a race car builder and team. You can put the EV powertrain easily into a R5 rolling chassis with the support STARD provide, and this is exactly our solution. The cost of the complete car is then marginally higher than one of our three R5’s but considering the very low running cost of the Projekt E car, and our optimized structure, I expect we can offer very competitive packages.”
Drivers for the cars, that are planned to be ready for testing in March 2020, have not been named. However Gabryszewski mentioned to have the first driver already confirmed. Furthermore according to the company’s CEO: “Interest is big and we have a lot of on going conversations with Polish drivers since STARD demonstrated the car in the “Barborka Rally” (December 6-7) in Warsaw two weeks ago, but there is also great interest from international drivers which we will look to explore.”
The announcement of Rallytechnology follows an earlier announcement made by Norway’s Holten Motorsport to enter the new series with a Ford Fiesta-based Projekt E race car.
The first event of the five-round 2020 Projekt E Series goes underway on May 16-17, 2020 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium alongside the third round of the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship.