Muennich Motorsport have announced their intentions to take on all 12 rounds of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship with a two-pronged attack in their self-developed Audi S3 RX Supercars.
Entering under the ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport banner the team will be lead by former World Touring Car driver Rene Muennich who will use the 2015 season as development before a full on championship bid in 2016.
“World RX will be our main programme this year,” confirmed team owner Muennich. “We will use this year to learn and then we want to fight for the title in 2016. We are pleased about the development of rallycross as a sport and the fact that we can develop our own car is what makes this Championship so special.”
Muennich made his debut in WRX last season in Germany but since then there has been many changes to the Audi S3 RX Supercar. “Even without a strong result in Germany, we saw that our car is fast enough to score a top ten placing and it was interesting to see how the requirements for the cars change as a result of some of the circuits. The top speed on the World RX tracks is high and the grip is much better so we need to adapt the car accordingly.”
“We have a different engine in the car since Estering as well as a new gearbox, new differentials and brakes. We also changed the geometry of the rear axle and have a new weight balance. It’s basically a completely new car.
“Our team has grown to more than 20 people and we will have more engineers and mechanics this year to help with the development of the cars. The line-up of competitors such as [Petter] Solberg will make this year very challenging for us but we’re very excited to be competing in World RX full-time and can’t wait to get started.”
A second car will be run by the team but the identity of the driver is still to be confirmed.