The RX2e series, formal the FIA RX2e Championship, that is seeing its season finale this weekend (October 29-30) at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain is set to continue in 2023 for a third season.
The all-electric support series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship is set to run over five races in 2023 with Spanish company QEV Technologies remaining the single supplier for the cars. New is that the series will be rewarded a European title in 2023 and that the championship itself will be open for teams and will become a team-based championship meaning private outfits are able to buy or lease cars and adapt the bodywork.
Wlodek Szaniawski, President of the FIA Off-Road Commission, said: “After successfully proving its potential over the past two seasons through a combination of fantastic racing, a competitive and reliable technical package and one of the best cost-to-performance ratios in the sport, it is now time to open RX2e up to private teams, many of whom have already expressed keen interest in taking part.”
On the technical side, performance will increase from 250kW to 270kW, with a ‘boost’ up to 350kW, while greater technical freedoms are under discussion and competitors will benefit from ten per cent more track time at race weekends than is currently the case.
Furthermore each two-car World Championship team will be granted a free entry to RX2e, while the RX2e champion will receive a free entry to World RX the following season, thereby forging a closer relationship with the main series and a clear pathway to the pinnacle of the sport.
“We also feel it is important to strengthen the link between RX2e and World RX, with whom the series shares both the paddock and the spotlight,” Szanawski continued.
“Klara Andersson has shown this season that the skills she learnt in RX2e have enabled her to quickly adapt to the top level and take the fight to the very best Rallycross drivers in the world and we look forward to seeing many more following in her footsteps in the years to come.”