Projekt E makes it debut in Sweden supporting the FIA World Rallycross Championship with wins from Ken Block and Hermann Neubauer.
The all-electric rallycross series made its debut in Holjes, Sweden as the support series to the FIA World Rallycross championship.
On the opening day of its first round the three drivers completed two qualifying rounds.
In the first session it was an equal start between the Fords of Hermann Neubauer and Ken Block when there was contact going into turn one.
This sent Block spinning into the gravel, allowing Natalie Barratt who hadn’t been able to get off the start to pass Block.
Neubauer led the race from here to take the maiden series win.
Block quickly passed Barratt and the three drivers continued and finished the race separated by 12 and 10 seconds respectively.
After the race Neubauer was under investigation for the turn one incident and received a 30 second time penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior, dropping him to third.
It was a cleaner run in the second round of qualifying.
Neubauer took the lead going into turn one from pole sitter Block.
Still getting to grips with the electric powered cars, Block got the car too sideways, clattering into the armco barrier.
Neubauer maintained the lead to take the second win of the weekend ahead of Block.
A better start from Barratt meant she finished third.
Projekt E returns tomorrow with two qualifying races ahead of the final.