Tuesday, February 3, 2015

World RX: Münnich Motorsport two-car Audi S3 campaign in 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship

By Johan Laubscher

A two-car full-season entry will be fielded by ALL-INKL.com Münnich Motorsport in the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The German squad will be running two new Audi S3 RX Supercar machines. René Münnich and his team are aiming to be competitive, whilst further developing their Audi S3 package during 2015 in order to fight for the title in 2016.

This announcement sees Münnich Motorsport upping its Audi S3 entry from one to two cars and committing to a full-season entry, following their partial entry during 2014. The team was seen testing their first black Audi S3 with aggressive RS 3 inspired bodywork during 2013. Their original Audi S3 served as a development platform for their primary chassis which debuted at a round of Rallycross Challenge Europe during 2014, after which they entered selected rounds of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship for further development.

During 2014 the black Audi S3 was driven by René Münnich at all of the events. The driver line-up for Münnich Motorsport’s 2015 campaign has not yet been announced. They will be testing new drivers during February.

The new Audi S3 cars have been further developed with new and revised components, including the engine, gearbox, brakes, differential, suspension and weight balance packages.

The new 2015 ALL-INKL.com Münnich Motorsport livery has once again been penned by berzerkdesign. It features a new brighter red, white and black colour-scheme for the pair of Audi S3 cars.

It is certainly very exciting news that Münnich Motorsport will be returning to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This news adds two more Audis to the grid, joining the EKS team, along with the possibility of more Audi teams announcing plans for 2015.

The official press release (in German) can be seen HERE.

Montalegre in Portugal will be hosting the opening round of the season from 24-26 April.

Photo credit: berzerkdesign.de / all-inkl.com münnich motorsport (JKR/ERC24.com)