Volland Racing has become the third team to join the new Projekt E Series for 2020.
The German outfit joins Holten Motorsport and Rallytechnology in committing to the all-electric series which is set to kick off at the World Rallycross season opener at Höljes in three-weeks’ time.
“The future clearly belongs to the electric powertrains on the road, just like in racing, I’m absolutely convinced of that, and it’s just made for the fast, explosive short races in rallycross. In my opinion, it’s the only alternative for the future,” said Volland Racing team principal Rolf Volland.
“As a designer and constructor, it’s important to accept this future, and to help shape it too.
“As a team manager and race instructor, it is also important to me to introduce young drivers – not only from my team – to this future as well. Projekt E is the best option for this.”
Michael Sakowicz, co-founder and CEO of Projekt E technical partner STARD added: “We’ve been in close contact with Rolf since our official car presentation in Riga last year and he has followed the development carefully ever since.
“Everybody who knows him also knows he is not a person who rushes into anything, but always thinks his plans through very carefully.
“It will be a great option for drivers looking for a top level yet cost efficient proven arrive and drive package.
“Rolf’s team is one of the most experienced and successful teams in rallycross. Having Volland Racing enter Projekt E is a strong confirmation of the series and technical concept, which from day one was designed to offer customer motorsport companies an opportunity to run their own electric cars.
“It’s also great that this ensures a third brand for Projekt E,” he concluded, hinting that Volland won’t run the STARD-developed Ford Fiesta showcased so far, nor the new car that was teased on social media earlier this week.
Volland Racing is a stalwart of the European Super 1600 class, being dominant in the category in recent seasons with its latest-spec front-wheel-drive Audi S1.
Despite the announcement of its involvement in the new series however, Volland Racing isn’t expected to make its debut in the category until the season finale at the Nürburgring in December.
“We might manage to run the first car already at the 2020 World RX Nürburgring this December before the 2021 full season,” said Volland. “That would be amazing.”