As the last battery-electric Opel Corsa-e Rally crossed the finish line at the final round of last year’s ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, the preparations for 2022 began. In addition, the traction and sound of the Corsa-e Rally car underwent further development.
During the winter, the ADAC and Opel left no stone unturned in their efforts to make the world’s first electric rally cup even better. The 2022 ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup promises even more excitement and variety.
Firstly, the 2022 calendar has become significantly more attractive and international. In addition to rounds of the German Rally Championship, the 100 kW (136 hp) e-cars will appear on equally challenging and exciting events in neighbouring countries. The ADAC Rally Sulingen, the ADAC Rally Stemweder Berg, the ADAC Saarland-Pfalz Rally and the ADAC 3-Städte Rally form the German basis. They are complemented by guest outings on the ELE Rally in the Netherlands, the Rally Weiz in Austria and the Rally Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
Despite the high reliability and impressive performance of the Opel Corsa-e Rally, the technology of the revolutionary rally car has been further optimised. For example, a revised limited slip differential ensures that the drivers can put even more of the 260 Newton meters of torque onto the road. The sound system has been optimised as part of the overall safety concept, making the electric rally car easier to hear and enhancing its acoustic appeal.
The image of electrified rallying continues to gain strength. Teams and drivers from all over Europe are showing interest in the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. The rally youngsters have their eyes on the €100,000 prize money and the unique chance, after proving their skills, to progress to the ADAC Opel Rally Junior Team the following year. There they will get behind the wheel of the Opel Corsa Rally4 and compete in international rallies.
“With the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, the long-standing partners ADAC and Opel have created a milestone in international motorsport”, said Opel Motorsport Director, Jörg Schrott. “We have proved that electric rallying works and is exciting. The Cup will be even better this season, thanks to the highly attractive calendar and the fine tuning of the technology.”
“The ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup is an important cornerstone of the ADAC sustainability strategy, in which sustainable, future-oriented motorsport plays a pioneering role”, added ADAC Motorsport boss, Thomas Voss. “The sport is undergoing great change. The ADAC and Opel want to contribute actively to this transformation; and the first electric one-make rally cup worldwide already demonstrates today what the future can look like.”
ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup Calendar 2022
|06./07.05.||ADAC Actronics Rally Sulingen||Germany|
|20./21.05.||ELE Rally, Eindhoven||Netherlands|
|10./11.06.||ADAC Rally Stemweder Berg, Lübbecke||Germany|
|19./20.08.||ADAC Saarland-Pfalz Rally, St. Wendel||Germany|
|08.-10.09.||Rally Mont-Blanc, Morzine||France|
|14./15.10.||ADAC 3-Städte Rally, Lower Bavaria||Germany|