IMG has today unveiled the Projekt E calendar for the 2020 season, featuring five European rounds, and one track yet to be announced.
The Projekt E series has been created to introduce electric technology into the World Rallycross Championship weekends (in 2020) and will use technical partner STARD’s “REVelution” EV powertrain systems which will produce up to 450kW (613bhp) combined power, 1100Nm of instantaneous torque and produce a top speed of 240km/h, fitted to a current World RX chassis.
The aim of the series is to evaluate electric racecars in a World RX environment in accordance with the phased electrification of the FIA World Rallycross Championship in 2021, which has been approved by the WMSC.
Projekt E will make its debut in Belgium at the 913m purpose-build Spa-Francorchamps World RX track on May 16-17, before traveling to Norway for round two at the legendary Hell circuit on June 13-14.
The third round is still somewhat of a mystery, as only the date has been published: 18-19 July, with the circuit to be announced at a later date. Round four takes the series to the iconic "The Green Hell" Germany’s Nurburgring, where World RX will visit for the first time in 2020.
The season finale of the inaugural Projekt E season will take place at the World RX of Riga in Latvia.
Written By - Junaid Samodien