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STARD’s Projekt E Car Set for Race Debut in Bucharest Event

Projekt E electric rallycross car set for race debut next weekend in Romania…

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The car that will form the basis of next year’s Projekt E electric rallycross championship will make its race debut in Bucharest next weekend.

The Projekt E demonstration car, which uses STARD’s REVelution platform within a Ford Fiesta rallycross Supercar body and chassis, was publicly unveiled last month.

In its current configuration for Projekt E next year, the car has three 150 kW electric motors, producing a total of 612 hp. Up to 12 cars will be fitted with the REVelution kit for the inaugural season of Projekt E in 2020.

The car has completed a number of runs in recent weeks and was recently tested by FIA World Rally Championship regular Hayden Paddon in Austria prior to a media event earlier this week.

Its participation in next weekend’s race on the streets of Bucharest will be its first race appearance, however.

The event, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, is the final round of the Campionatul National de Super Rally series, which is made up of events around Romania and open to a wide variety of cars.

Romanian celebrity Dani Otil will drive STARD’s car in Bucharest, targeting overall victory in the diverse field. Otil is currently second in the CN Super Rally standings.

While the car is primarily focused on its rallycross configuration for Projekt E, STARD’s CEO Michael Sakowicz explained that the platform is versatile and adaptable for other environments.

“We have developed the all electric REVelution powertrain system to be able to run in virtually any type of racing genre,” Sakowicz said.

“The city center of Bucharest is the perfect place to further test and start to showcase the versatility of our powertrain system.

“There we will compete on a city race course against all sorts of race cars from circuit, over hillclimb to rally cars. This is pretty different to a rallycross circuit actually.

“We believe to have developed the most affordable and most flexible EV motorsport powertrain system on the market.

“Throughout the next months, we will demonstrate this at various opportunities, in many different ways. We’re just getting started.”

Check back on e-racing365 in the coming days for detailed insight into STARD’s car and the upcoming Projekt E championship.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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