New Timetable for Electric ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup
Rüsselsheim. The corona pandemic has also affected preparations for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. Cancellations of events and the German Rally Championship 2020 have forced those responsible at Opel and ADAC to revisit their calendar planning. In the current year, an attractive programme of test and promotional events will be the starting signal for the world's first electric rally one-make cup, before points and prize money will be on offer for the first time from the spring of 2021.
Rally fans will still see the 136 hp Opel Corsa-e Rally in action in 2020. Opel Motorsport is testing two development vehicles in several test runs. All registered Cup participants also have the opportunity to test their cars on the “ADAC Rallye Rund um die Sulinger Bärenklaue” on November 20 and 21 under competitive conditions. Delivery of customer cars is scheduled for the end of October 2020.
“We have adjusted the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup calendar again because many of the events planned for testing and competition this year could not take place. Our participants not only have to familiarize themselves with a new vehicle, but also with a new technology and therefore need a solid preparation time. A regular season with eight events is planned between spring and autumn 2021”, said ADAC Motorsport Director Thomas Voss.
Opel Motorsport Director Jörg Schrott adds: “Preparations for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup are still in full swing. Our programme consists of test runs at national and international rallies as well as various test options for our customer teams in order to start the first complete cup season fully prepared in spring 2021. First test drives on 'real' special stages show that we are on the right track. The Corsa-e Rally has strong driving characteristics and is a lot of fun – for spectators as well as drivers. We are looking forward to the upcoming dates and the official start next year. ”