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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.”

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