Nitro Rallycross shifts into high gear

Nitro Rallycross shifts into high gear

29.04.2021: .. revealing first broadcast details, initial competing teams and test dates for FC1-X Electric Supercar Andrew Coley to Provide Commentary For Global Broadcast Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, EKS JC, Loenbro Motorsports,

.. revealing first broadcast details, initial competing teams and test dates for FC1-X Electric Supercar



Andrew Coley to Provide Commentary For Global Broadcast

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, EKS JC, Loenbro Motorsports, Olsbergs MSE and Vermont SportsCar Lead the Pack for 2021




Today, Nitro Rallycross confirmed iconic presenter Andrew Coley as the first member of the revolutionary motorsport property’s 2021 broadcast crew.

 

 

NRX organizers also unveiled the initial wave of teams that will compete in its inaugural championship series, including veteran operators Olsbergs MSE, Vermont SportsCar, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Loenbro Motorsports alongside EKS JC, the newly united race team of Mattias Ekstrom and Joel Christofferson. Finally, NRX announced that the radical FC1-X electric supercar will make its track debut next week for a series of shakedown tests.




“The Voice of Rallycross” Joins NRX Broadcast Team: Andrew Coley, a motorsport authority with over 10-years of experience covering the biggest events in racing on BBC, ITV and Eurosport, will provide expert commentary and detailed play-by-play at every NRX stop.



“I passionately love the sport and Nitro Rallycross is where the future is headed,” Coley explains. “It’s short format, it has contact and it has sideways driving on gravel. The jumps and tracks are just incredible – it’s unlike anything else in motorsport.”



Coley has announced NRX from the very beginning, but the property will now be his primary rallycross commitment going forward as part of a multi-year agreement.

 

This news is just the first announcement regarding NRX’s broadcast plans. Nitro Rallycross is assembling a wide range of personalities from motorsport, as well as across the wider worlds of actions sports and popular culture, to draw viewers in and expand the audience of NRX’s thrill-packed racing excitement.    





Rallycross Elite to Battle for 2021 NRX Championship:


 

Since its 2018 inception, Nitro Rallycross has earned rave reviews from industry leaders. With the property now expanding into a standalone series for the first time, rallycross’ most prominent teams are quickly lining up to compete.


Opening the NRX 2021 field are Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) and Vermont SportsCar (who, in addition to featuring Nitro Rallycross mastermind Travis Pastrana, have also been a strong supporter of NRX since its inception). OMSE alone will field four Supercars for 2021 as well two additional Supercar Lite vehicles in NRX’s Nitro NEXT class.

 

OMSE CEO Andreas Eriksson explains why his team is all in on Nitro Rallycross. “The boldness that defines our organization is something we share with Travis and the Nitro team. So we are committed to Nitro Rallycross.”



Eriksson adds that OMSE is now, “Very comfortable coming to America,” saying that with NRX’s permanent tracks and new formats, “everything is falling into place.” He continues, “As the future of rallycross, NRX has given the racing community hope. I’ve been waiting for three years for the right opportunity to return to the U.S. Now we are ready for something new.”



They will face off against Loenbro Motorsports, led by legendary driver and GM Steve Arpin. “In the first two NRX events, the Nitro team has teased us with just how spectacular our sport can be,” Arpin says. “To now see that proof of concept expand into a full series with events staged in new markets across the world, with all-new purpose built tracks, new twists, new elements – it seriously makes my heart race. This is what the sport has been waiting for.”



Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will expand beyond their INDYCAR program and field Supercars for the first time while EKS JC will also line up Supercars on the NRX starting line. More top teams will be announced for the 2021 series in a few weeks with more news on the elite drivers who will duel on the track coming soon.





Electric Innovation for 2022 and Beyond:



As NRX’s strategic plan continues to unfold, next year will see the debut of a transformational electric crossover and SUV Supercar class. This will be a key part of NRX’s expanded 10-race global series, running alongside Nitro Rallycross’ internal combustion Supercar circuit.



First Corner, a forward-thinking partnership between electric mobility leaders QEV Technologies (creators of racing’s gold-standard electric powertrains) and Olsbergs MSE, is hard at work developing the game-changing vehicle that will electrify Nitro Rallycross, the FC1-X.



From May 4th to the 7th, First Corner will put the FC1-X through its paces on the track for the first time in a series of thorough systems checks. While the car represents cutting edge, state-of-the-art electric technology, Andreas Eriksson describes it as, “a monster.”



The highest performing rallycross vehicle ever built, the FC1-X produces 1,000+ peak HP with all-wheel drive, is capable of three g’s of acceleration and can rocket from zero to 60 mph in under 1.5 seconds. Drivers will soon find out that the FC1-X will be more than ready to rub fenders in 2022.  

 




 
Greg Terlizzi  photos Nitro Rallycross

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