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04 Jan 2013

SuperCar Lites by OMSE

Category: GRC, News Posted 04.01.13 16:07 by

The Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) series might become more accessible to Rallycross rookies through a possible new car category tagged ‘SuperCar Lites’.

 

“This concept is exactly what is needed to continue to propel the growth of the Global RallyCross Championship,” claimed Colin Dyne, CEO of GRC, prior to the planned Open Test Day for OMSE’s ‘SuperCar Lites’ on January 11 and 12 at the Elsinore Speedway in California. “It will give new drivers a chance to make a name for themselves in cars, that are serious racecars in their own right, before they step into the SuperCars class.”

The cars are all due to be built by Swede Andréas Eriksson’s OMSE branch in cooperation with Turkish Avitas Motorsport, and they should fit into a tightly controlled ‘spec’ class with emphasis on drivers skills and reduced owners costs. If the new class is going to feature in selected events of the GRC series the vehicles will be equipped with normally aspirated 2 litre engines, producing about 300bhp. The cars will have fully adjustable suspension, SADEV sequential gearboxes and four-wheel drive. Car builder OMSE is also set to provide track-side assistance as well as a complete spare parts program to make the new category an easy and accessible one to all ‘SuperCar Lites’ owners. The GRC organisation has expressed their intention to work closely with OMSE to gauge the interest in the series and to take input from drivers and teams to create an optimal package for the new Rallycross competitors.

 

Photos of the car in the making: http://www.omse.se/bildalbum%2012/sl-constr/index.html

 

Video clip of the car in the making: