Changes to the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup

Changes to the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup

For the second season, the organisers have announced some changes for the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. For the season starting in May 2022, there will be some improvements in detail and a much more international orientation of the e-race series.

In addition to appearances in the German Rally Championship, the 100 kW electric cars will compete in three events in neighbouring countries, according to Opel parent company Stellantis. Specifically, the calendar for 2022 includes seven events in Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands.

The technology of the Corsa-e Rally has been optimised in detail, with a revised differential lock ensuring that the drivers get the 260 Newton metres of torque onto the track with as little slippage as possible. A revised sound system also increases the perceptibility of the electric racers as well as their acoustic appeal.

However, the reliability and performance of the electric rally cars satisfied those responsible in the first season - hence only adjustments to the details. "With the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, the long-standing partners ADAC and Opel have created a milestone in international motorsport," says Opel Motorsport Director Jörg Schrott. "We have proven that electric rallying works and inspires. And this year, the Cup will be even better thanks to a highly attractive schedule and fine-tuning of the technology."