Two-time FIA World Rally champion Marcus Grönholm has announced his return to motorsport as he joins the grid for the third round of the Projekt E Series at Spa.
The Finn will drive the Ferratum Team’s Ford Fiesta Projekt E car in November having tested the car earlier this month in Finland.
Grönholm said: “I drove a total of three laps, so I’m well trained! I haven’t been the biggest fan of electric cars to be honest, but when I drove this car, inside the cockpit the enthusiasm really surfaced. The car behaves very well and is very impressive.
“I have said at home that I will no longer drive in races. But, while I’m in this situation where I will race in Belgium, I’m not going to get into any big fights, and this is certainly not a comeback. I’m getting involved to feel what these electric cars are like, as rallycross is going in that direction anyway.”
Ferratum Team manager Jani Paasonen believes Grönholm will be competitive despite the limited running in any vehicle in recent years. Paasonen added: “When Marcus puts on a helmet, he will definitely run for victory. I think he will take care of the job. It’s really big for us that a two-time world rally champion and a round winner of the European Rallycross Championship will drive a Ferratum Team car.
“It’s also a big deal that Ferratum Team is the first WRX team to be involved in the electric car class in the World Championship series.”