A battery hearth has destroyed each of Velocity ONE Racing’s electrical Lancia Delta World Rallycross automobiles, Carscoops reviews. The 2 Lancia Delta Evo-e race automobiles have been reportedly within the paddock at Lydden Hill Race Circuit within the UK on Friday morning when a hearth originating in one of many automobiles’ battery packs unfold and consumed the crew’s street tent, taking each automobiles with it. The fireplace shut down the World Rallycross Championship occasion whereas race authorities tried to establish the reason for the fireplace.
“Following a hearth within the service space of the Particular ONE Racing crew at Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Kent, England as we speak (Friday, 21 July), the FIA World Rallycross Championship races scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, 22 July) is not going to happen whereas investigations proceed concerning the reason for the fireplace,” FIA World Rallycross’s promoter stated in an announcement launched Friday.
“The fireplace started simply earlier than 08:45, with hearth crews working laborious to deliver it beneath management and extinguish it as swiftly as potential. Regrettably, your entire Particular ONE Racing space was burnt down, together with each of their RX1e automobiles. There have been no accidents and no different racing automobiles have been affected,” the assertion continued. “The venue was not open to the general public as there was no monitor motion scheduled for the day.”
The Lancia Delta Evo-e race automobile is constructed on the World RX collection’ spec battery-electric platform equipped by by Austrian agency Kreisel. Its twin motors produce a mixed 671 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. The whole lot constructed on prime of that chassis is a pure Lancia throwback produced by Inexperienced Corp Konnection (GCK), which was answerable for the fenders and wings that make the automobile look the half. GCK says the race automobile will do zero to 62 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds.