GRONHOLM PROJEKT E DRIVE MOVED TO NURBURGRING
Friday 6th of November 2020
Finland’s Marcus Gronholm will now make his electric rallycross debut in the third and final round of the Projekt E series alongside the ninth and final round of the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Nurburgring on 12-13 December.
The GRX Taneco team principal Gronholm had planned to race Ferratum Team's Projekt E Ford Fiesta car at Spa-Francorchamps, but with the Benelux World RX event unfortunately postponed until 2021 due to the Coronavirus global pandemic, two-time World Rally Champion Gronholm will race in Germany instead.
At the announcement of the news that he will make his electric debut last week, Gronholm said: “I drove a total of three laps in testing, so I'm well trained! I haven't been the biggest fan of electric cars to be honest, but when I drove this car, inside the cockpit the enthusiasm really surfaced. The car behaves very well and is very impressive. I’m not going to get into any big fights [when I race in Projekt E], and this is certainly not a comeback. I’m getting involved to feel what these electric cars are like, as rallycross is going in that direction anyway.”
Ferratum Team manager Jani Paasonen added: “When Marcus puts on a helmet, he will definitely run for victory. I think he will take care of the job. It’s really big for us that a two-time world rally champion and a round winner of the European Rallycross Championship will drive a Ferratum Team car. It's also a big deal that Ferratum Team is the first WRX team to be involved in the electric car class in the World Championship series.”Share this story on Facebook Share this story on Twitter