The entry list for the opening round of the inaugural FIA RX2e Championship at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona has been released.
The first-ever FIA electric rallycross championship gets underway later this month (July 23/24), and an exciting line-up of drivers has been confirmed for the maiden event.
RX2e is a joint project between Spanish electro-mobility specialist QEV Technologies and Swedish rallycross powerhouse Olsbergs MSE, and will see competitors face off in identical four wheel-drive, all-electric cars capable of generating 250kW (335bhp) of power and up to 510Nm torque.
The series is the leading support category on the FIA World Rallycross Championship undercard, and the driver roster is headlined by former World RX star Guillaume De Ridder.
The Belgian finished third in his debut RX2 season then went one step better in 2018, coming home second behind Oliver Eriksson, but he suffered plenty of ill-luck and misfortune after stepping up to the top tier in 2019.
Fraser McConnell is another driver expected to be among the pace-setters, with the Jamaican having bagged his first RallyX Nordic Supercar win earlier this season when he got the better of three-time World RX champion Johan Kristoffersson at Nysum.
Elsewhere, Ole Henry Steinsholt is already a proven winner in multiple categories and will hope to add to his haul of Norwegian and North European rallycross championships with an all-electric title.
The entry lists for World RX and Euro RX3 have already been released and can be viewed HERE.
About FIA RX2e Championship
Sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), RX2e is a joint venture between Spanish electro-mobility specialist QEV Technologies, Olsbergs MSE and RX Promotion.
The vision for the FIA RX2e Championship is to provide a pathway to the top of the sport for aspiring rallycross stars, with five European events planned for its inaugural season in 2021, all in support of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
2021 FIA RX2e Championship Calendar
July 23 – 24 Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
August 20 – 22 Höljes, Sweden
September 3-5 Lohéac, France
October 9-10 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
November 27-28 Nürburgring, Germany
About QEV Technologies
QEV Technologies, a pioneering electric mobility global company created in Spain, is backed by a long and solid track record in the sustainable mobility sector, with a commitment to electric vehicles and a decade of experience in the manufacture of electric hypercars. The company is focused on the design and manufacture of electric vehicles for different sectors, using and developing cutting-edge technology, as well as on the conversion of combustion vehicles to electric vehicles. QEV Technologies has also an extensive-winning experience in motor racing.