ES Motorsport Reveal New World RX Car

December 10, 2023Joe Moore
World RX

Earlier this week ES Motorsport revealed the car the team will use for the 2024 World RX season. 

The Car

ES Motorsport will contest the 2024 World RX season in a brand new Sköda Fabia RX1e. The team used a chassis from a brand new Sköda Fabia R5 to build the RX1e version. The new car will be fully electric much like the Volkswagen Polo’s used by Kristoffersson motorsports, or the Peugeot 208’s used by the Hansen brothers. 

A History In The World RX 

ES Motorsport is no stranger to the World RX. Having had drivers like Reinis Nitiss, Kevin Abbring and Rokos Baciuska drive for the team. ES Motorsport also has a championship under their belt. Although it’s not a World RX championship. Instead, they have a championship in the European RX support series. Andreas Bakkerud won the 2021 ERX championship for the team. 

What To Expect 

ES Motorsport will be the newest addition to the World RX paddock. However, their Sköda Fabia RX1e is expected to be a championship contender by the end of the season. It would come as a shock if the car podiums in its first event. As there will still likely be some issues with the car. As the best test for any racecar is using it in an actual race. You can take the car around a track a dozen times, but nothing compares to the things you learn after one lap of true competition. The last team to join the World RX paddock was Special One Racing. Special One Racing competed in the final round of the 2022 World RX season for development on their Lancia Delta RX1e. Unfortunately for Special One Racing their run in the World RX was cut short after a fire at Lydden Hill ended their season. Nevertheless, ES Motorsport will have some kinks to air out at the first event of the 2024 World RX season.