the Race of Champions 2022 Not only does the top-class event take place on a snow / ice surface, but also the first race for the FC1-X. On Monday, the day after Nitro rallycross Following the conclusion of the Wild Horse Pass racing weekend, ROC announced that the series electric car FC1-X will make its racing debut at the event, February 4-6.
Various rallycross series have experimented with electric vehicles lately, perhaps most notably the one FIA World Rallycross Championship which wants to switch to a fully electric network in 2022. First of all, the series has the fully electric FIA RX2e Championship Support class. The FC1-X from NRX will also start the competition in 2022 with a starting field of 16 cars, albeit as a separate division, while the supercars continue to use internal combustion engines as headliners. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Good Times Racing, Grönholm RX, Olsberg’s MSE, Vermont SportsCar, and XiTE races have currently blocked their entries for the FC1-X, as well as an organization yet to be announced.
The FC1-X was presented at Wild Horse Pass and was approved by. designed First corner, a joint venture between QEV technologies and Olsbergs MSE, with blessings from manufacturers like ford, Subaru, and Volkswagen. QEV is a Spanish electric mobility manufacturer responsible for projects such as solar cars and has participated in motorsports such as Formula E, Extreme E, the World Rally Championship and touring cars. Olsbergs MSE is one of the top companies in the rallycross world. Both parties also worked together on the RX2e.
The FC1-X is said to be the fastest and most powerful rallycross car in history, even faster than its ICE-powered counterparts. It is planned to have over 1,000 horsepower; By comparison, supercars have 600 hp.
“Our future goal is to break all possible records with this platform.” said Olsberg’s MSE director Andreas Eriksson. “Today we can do 0-100 km in less than 1.5 seconds. The car will shape history and maybe change our view of motorsport. ROC is the perfect launch pad for the FC1-X. “
ROC, which will take place near the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden, adds the FC1-X as part of the move to carbon neutrality and greener options. The RX2e will also be used at the event.
“We belong to a region that is at the forefront of the green transition, and we also want all of our events to be shaped by environmental and sustainability issues and to take responsibility for them.” commented organizer and Pite Havsbad Group head Tobias Lindfors. “Pite Havsbad, the largest tourist and conference facility in the Nordic region, is heated to 95 percent with waste heat. We are very proud of that, but of course we will continue to work on further developing these topics and electric cars are one of them. “
NRX founder Travis Pastrana will participate in the ROC, its ninth time (2003, 2005–2007, 2009–2011, 2017).