For the debut season, MJP Promotions has also developed a brand-new Rallycross car, the Pantera RX6, which is faster than a Supercar and that at much lower cost. 15 Pantera RX6 cars will run in GRC Europe’s GRC Titan championship category, while teams can enter WRX challengers in the second category, the GRC Supercars.
Series points will be awarded according to the final result of each class (GRC Titans and GRC Supercars) of each race. At the end of the year, the drivers having scored the highest total of points will be declared:
- GRC Europe Titans Winner
- GRC Europe Supercars Winner
GRC Series points are awarded for the placement in the race after the final.
P1-25, P2-22, P3-20, P4-18 P5-16, P6-14, P7-12, P8-10 , P9-8, P10-6,
P11-5, P12-4, P13-3, P14-2, P15-1
The Series points for the Grand Finale are doubled.
The GRC Europe TEAM title is awarded to a team of one each GRC Titans and GRC Supercars registered with the GRC Europe Committee. The team having scored the highest total of points will be declared Global Rallycross Europe TEAM Winner.
GRC Europe is set to host races in classic Rallycross countries like England, Italy, Hungary, France, Austria or Slovakia.
- GRC Titans uses the MJP Racing PanteraRX6 one-design car
- Highest performance Rallycross for a much lower yearly budget for sponsors.
- 15 drivers signed up for the whole season
- 10 races per season plus season Grand Finale
- Five double header events
- European Cup decided at Finale
The PanteraRX6 One-Design High-Performance Rallycross car has been developed by MJP Racing especially for the new GRC Europe Rallycross Championship starting in 2019.
The key design criteria was to build a Rallycross vehicle that delivers similar or higher performance than a current WRX FIA Supercar for a fraction (20%) of the yearly cost. This is the main reason for the One-Design approach as it allows the standardization of parts and cost effective parts service. It enables most of all the creation of a new regulation that is truly cost conscious.
The achievements of this design are the use of an engine that delivers slightly lower horsepower and torque than a WRX engine with a ten-times longer rebuild cycle of 3000 km. A higher displacement, no restrictor and a locked ECU reduce the need for expensive engineers and BOP balance-of-performance. It also provides a much smoother performance delivery in a durable package. The world championship level gearbox and drive train is designed for 20% more torque to be extremely reliable.
The space frame chassis and FIA-spec roll cage with a double-wishbone suspension and driver adjustable anti-roll-bars provide on track handling that rivals the very best in current Rallycross cars.
The car features half-height, lifting gull-wing doors as a unique design feature in Rallycross. MJP will be offering the car without a bodykit to enable teams to use their own make or design preference within the regulation or supply a number of body kits as options.