Two-time World Champion Johan Kristoffersson used to be amongst those fervent to take a wiser anticipate at the new FIA RX2e Championship automobile in Barcelona last weekend, as the FIA World Rallycross Championship group took the chance to search out out extra referring to the precious-ever FIA electric rallycross championship.
Following several months of testing and yelp, the RX2e automobile went on international level to for the precious time at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, attracting many intrigued observers.
Key personnel from QEV Applied sciences – the electro-mobility experts within the inspire of the carrying out – had been on-hand to chat via the core facets of the car, which affords a serious step forward in both energy (+24%) and torque (+14%) when put next to the present Supercar Lites machine.
Team Hansen speed-winner Kevin Hansen and XITE Vitality driver Oliver Bennett dropped into the garage for a detailed guided tour of the RX2e automobile, as did GRX Taneco Team Supervisor Jussi Pinomäki. They every left impressed by the tremendous and on-board technology, that will be included into all 20 vehicles forward of the championship’s inaugural season in 2021.
Over the speed weekend, RX2e take a look at-driver and ambassador Oliver Eriksson drove a handful of demo laps. He then returned to the tune in earnest on Monday at the nearby Circuit Calafat, the establish he used to be joined by countryman – and fellow Crimson Bull athlete – Kristoffersson and residential hero Albert Llovera.
The Swede – at the 2nd main the World Championship standings – loved several minutes within the inspire of the wheel, offering precious solutions that will be analysed and utilised within the RX2e automobile’s ongoing yelp.
The last automobile is determined to be officially offered in opposition to the cease of this year, and 6 European events are planned for the precious season of the FIA RX2e Championship, with the paunchy calendar to be released within the fracture.
Oliver Eriksson, Check-Driver and Ambassador, FIA RX2e Championship, mentioned:
“It’s been a busy, nonetheless very productive and palatable week. It started out with just a few days’ testing, which resulted in some correct development, after which we got to yelp this beauty off to the observing world in Barcelona.
“Indubitably, the highlight for me used to be attending to drive the demo laps. It used to be a serious 2nd for us as we prepare to hitch the FIA World Championship bundle for trusty subsequent year. Now, though, we’re inspire on the take a look at tune and inspire within the workshop to assemble certain we present the future RX2e drivers with the very finest product doable – and we won’t stop working till that job is performed.”
Kevin Hansen, Driver, Team Hansen, FIA World Rallycross Championship, mentioned:
“The RX2e automobile has been superbly built, and it’s exactly what the next generation of drivers must prepare themselves for stepping as a lot as the RX1e class. I’m a extensive believer within the electric method forward for our sport, and the technology that has been included by QEV is in actuality lowering-edge. I’m immense inflamed to occupy our #YellowSquad drivers in a category adore this.”
Johan Kristoffersson, Driver, Kristoffersson Motorsport, FIA World Rallycross Championship, mentioned:
“It used to be my first experience of driving an electrical speed automobile. The first time is continuously fun, and it used to be for sure intriguing. The preliminary feeling I got used to be quite impressive, and it could perhaps well well be gargantuan to realize some extra testing and take a anticipate at out some extra new issues. From the whole lot I’ve viewed to this level, RX2e promises to be a trusty step within the train path and a gargantuan springboard to World Championship level.”