Cyril Raymond eyeing Euro RX, Projekt E in 2020

The two-time RX2 champ has eyes on multiple series, and more silverware, this year


Two time RX2 champion Cyril Raymond has revealed that he is working on putting together a campaign in either European Rallycross or the new all-electric Projekt E category this season.

Raymond, also the 2017 GRC Lites champion, competed in World Rallycross with GCK last year and finished 13th in the points with a best result of fifth at Barcelona.

In a Facebook post the 26-year-old Frenchman discussed his potential destination for 2020, saying that the European championship’s supercar class would give him a competitive arena to race in, while WRX support Projekt E would best prepare him for the planned shift to electric cars in the top-level categories in the coming years.

“My plan for 2020 is gathering momentum,” he said. “We are currently working on either EuroRX or Projekt E.

“EuroRX promises a very high level of competition while Projekt E is quite simply an opportunity to step into the future of rallycross.

“As we all know, we are about to see a significant change in the sport and I believe we should do everything to be ready for it. This is why I am working as hard as possible to achieve those goals

“EuroRX is probably the best way to prepare for the future by keeping myself as sharp as possible against a really competitive field, while Projekt E is the best way to discover what the future will be.”

The GCK Renault Clios that Raymond and fellow RX2 graduate Guillaume De Ridder drove at the top level in 2019 have already been confirmed for the 2020 Euro field, with Dutch former World Rally star Kevin Abbring and rallycross veteran Philippe Maloigne behind the wheel.