Statement on the IMG Motorsports and FIA World Rallycross Launch of 'Projekt E'
IMG Motorsports today launched a ground-breaking initiative with the planned introduction of a dynamic electric racing element to the FIA World Rallycross Championship weekend. The concept, titled Projekt E, will see electric-powered cars compete on the same weekend as traditional Supercars.
This new-look race weekend format will allow rallycross fans to enjoy the traditional internal combustion engines – and be given a glimpse of the future for production-based cars.
Americas Rallycross (ARX) has issued a statement on the launch of the format.
“The electric revolution within motosports is something that cannot be ignored. With IMG taking the initiative to implement an electric element to the FIA World Rallycross Championship weekend format in 2020, we are remaining true to the spirit of rallycross – while also embracing the future. For ARX, this is a viable option for the future and will be evaluated in a way that can be accessible for our current partners, manufacturers and private entries alike,” said ARX Series Director, Jordan Martindale.