Norwegian team Holten Motorsport AS has become the first team to commit to Projekt E for the electric rallycross series’ debut season in 2020.
Holten already has a long association with FIA World Rallycross Championship and FIA European Rallycross Championship competition, and Daniel Holten was crowned Norwegian Rallycross champion earlier this year.
In 2015, he was the first driver to campaign a Volkswagen Bettle in FIA World RX through a partnership with Eklund Motorsport.
The team has yet to announce drivers for its Projekt E entry, which will include a Ford Fiesta base for its car.
“This move to Projekt E will push us in the right direction for EV technology development,” said Holten’s project manager Nils Reimers.
“It is a fact that motorsport is the spearhead for new automotive technology and Projekt E brings us on to a technological platform that makes our advances and learning relevant in a changing automotive industry.”
Added Michael Sakowicz, CEO and founder of Projekt E supplier STARD: “The official Projekt E presentation by STARD and IMG was just a few weeks ago, yet we are already starting to see commitments from teams as they prepare for this new undertaking.
“We are delighted that Holten Motorsport are the first team to officially announce their participation. Projekt E is here. We were not talking two years in advance – you can buy the kit and race in 2020. It’s as simple as that.
“At a recent meeting in Vienna we were able to provide the team at Holten AS with the opportunity to drive the car and this totally sold the concept.
“We are now looking forward to working with Holten AS as our customer on their path to a new era of racing.”