Citroen Racing works driver Ostberg to debut C3 ERX in Sweden

WRC winner to race second model of car committed to ground-breaking Projekt E Series

STARD’s REVelution electric powertrain system powers C3 ERX into Projekt E

Mads Ostberg in STARD electric powertrain development programme

Citroen Racing driver Mads Ostberg will debut the brand new STARD-built Citroen C3 ERX in the first round of the 2020 Projekt E Series – the leading FIA World Rallycross Championship support category and the first all-electric rallycross championship – at Holjes, Sweden on August 22nd – 23rd.

The C3 ERX has been developed by STARD in Austria, supported by Citroen Racing, based on a C3 R5 rolling bodyshell, making the car the world’s first available R5-based electric race car. The C3 ERX uses 80% of Citroen Racing’s R5 components, fitted with STARD’s REVelution electric powertrain system.

Official Citroen Racing driver Ostberg, the winner of Rally Portugal 2012, is experienced in competing with the C3 R5, and won the World Rally Championship’s official support category – WRC2 – in the first two rounds of the 2020 Championship in Monte Carlo and Sweden with the car. The Norwegian’s experience and success in rally has made him the perfect driver to work on the development of the C3 ERX, and to also give the car its debut in the Projekt E Series at Holjes, where he will race against American star Ken Block and other drivers on the legendary Varmland circuit.

STARD REVelution powertrainbSTARD REVelution electric powertrain

Citroen Racing driver Mads Ostberg will debut the brand new STARD-built Citroen C3 ERX in the first round of the 2020 Projekt E Series – the leading FIA World Rallycross Championship support category and the first all-electric rallycross championship – at Holjes, Sweden on August 22nd – 23rd.

The C3 ERX has been developed by STARD in Austria, supported by Citroen Racing, based on a C3 R5 rolling bodyshell, making the car the world’s first available R5-based electric race car. The C3 ERX uses 80% of Citroen Racing’s R5 components, fitted with STARD’s REVelution electric powertrain system.

Official Citroen Racing driver Ostberg, the winner of Rally Portugal 2012, is experienced in competing with the C3 R5, and won the World Rally Championship’s official support category – WRC2 – in the first two rounds of the 2020 Championship in Monte Carlo and Sweden with the car. The Norwegian’s experience and success in rally has made him the perfect driver to work on the development of the C3 ERX, and to also give the car its debut in the Projekt E Series at Holjes, where he will race against American star Ken Block and other drivers on the legendary Varmland circuit.

Each car in the Projekt E Series uses STARD’s world-wide unique REVelution powertrain, with three electric motors producing 450kW (613bhp) combined power and 1002Nm of instantaneous torque and a top speed of 240km/h, using a four-wheel drive system and two-speed transmission fitted to both axles.

The C3 ERX customer racing programme was revealed by STARD and Citroen Racing just days ago, with cars ready to buy and parts to be available on the Citroen Racing Shop.

Mads Ostberg:

“It’s a really nice opportunity for me to take part in this project in Holjes. For sure everything will be brand new to me, the car, the track and I’ve never competed in rallycross before so I think it will be an amazing experience. To drive this car was so much fun already, it’s so powerful and so enjoyable. It will be really, really amazing to finally compete in rallycross. I’m loving to do it in the electric Citroen C3 ERX.”

Michael Sakowicz, STARD CEO and founder:

“Mads is one of the most talented drivers in the world of rallying, and he has been right at the front for many years now. He has a huge amount of experience working with manufacturer teams at a very high level and it has been very helpful to have his input and validation into our world-wide unique STARD Revelution powertrain as the Citroen Racing works driver that he is. He’s the perfect driver to race the C3 ERX on its debut in the Projekt E Series and his participation makes the line-up even stronger after Ken Block was announced to drive the Ford Fiesta ERX at the Holjes weekend yesterday.”

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About STARD:
STARD (Stohl Advanced Research and Development and part of Stohl Group GmbH), CEO & founder Michael Sakowicz, is a research and development specialist company active in advanced motorsport, racing and high performance technology.

Stohl Group GmbH was founded and is owned by former Gr.N rally world champion, WRC and WRX Driver Manfred Stohl and consisting of 3 major independently operating business departments:

–    STARD (R&D for motorsport, automotive and beyond),
–    Stohl Racing (technical and logistic motorsport service, aftermarket),
–    Stohl Apartments (Accommodation)

STARD is focussing on entire vehicle and subsystem development and, together with Stohl Group´s other departments, covers the process chain, from first concept, design, prototype build up, up to small series vehicle production entirely in house.

Stohl Racing additionally offers worldwide top level race service, including the service of STARD in-house developed  racing vehicles.

Since 2012 STARD is focusing on R&D of EV powertrain systems and has taken a pioneering role in EV technology in road car bodyshell based motorsport categories like rally and rallycross by introduction of the world´s first all-electric Rally/Rallycross development car “HIPER MK1“, and from 2020 being exclusively responsible for all technical aspects of the projektE series, the first international all electric rallycross series worldwide.

STARD is further competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship with in house developed Ford Fiesta based Supercars since 2015.

STARD Homepage: www.stard.at
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