Polish rally team Rallytechnology will field two electric rallycross cars in Projekt E next year, having been confirmed as the series’ second team.
The team already has its first driver confirmed but yet to be announced, and conversations have been ongoing with drivers since STARD demonstrated the car at the Barborka Rally in Warsaw earlier this month.
It plans to have its first car ready to commence testing in March, ahead of the first race at Spa-Francorchamps in May.
Rallytechnology has been a leading part of the Polish rally scene in recent years and its driver Kajetan Kajetanowicz finished runner-up in FIA World Rally Championship 2 this year.
“Our company became successful by building and racing group N rallycars. We want to be building our own cars again, which is possible in Projekt E,” commented CEO Robert Gabryszewski.
“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.
“So we see it as a huge opportunity for us to be among the first in this future area and at the same time take our company to the next level. Rallycross is no stranger to our team so we plan to offer world top level service from the start.”
The team hasn’t confirmed details of its cars but Gabryszewski says he’s attracted by the possibility to put STARD’s common EV kit into an R5 rolling chassis. It ran a number of full R5 spec rally cars this year, including models from Volkswagen, Skoda and Hyundai.
“Their plan to build their cars based on a R5 chassis and integrating our Projekt E powertrain kit is the perfect choice to get a cost-efficient yet competitive car,” commented STARD CEO Michael Sakowicz.
“Rallytechnology are well known in the market. I think they can be a great option for drivers looking for a turnkey arrive and drive rental option.”