Laia Sanz: “It’s a lot of fun to race electric cars”


Laia Sanzwho will participate next weekend in Catalonia RXthe 100% electric test scoring for the FIA ​​World Rallycross Championship, has been assured it is “so much fun” to drive these types of vehicles in a competition that helps him “improve” for the Extreme-E electric off-road championship.

The fourteen-time women’s trial world champion participated this Wednesday, along with drivers Carlos Checa and Jordi Gené, in an exhibition of electric cars held at the Moll de la Barceloneta to show the trials that will take place in October 29 and 30 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

“It’s a lot of fun to race electric cars. I’ve been running Extreme-E and the truth is they surprise you. Yes, it’s true that at first it’s hard because the petrol guys love it, but you can have the same sensations with these cars. Its power is brutal”, explains the rider from Corbera de Llobregat (Barcelona).

Sanz is starting to glimpse the Dakar on the horizon, a competition that has been completed eleven times on a motorcycle and once on a car, but before that he focuses on competing “at home” to “improve” on ” melee” in view of the Extreme-E championship.

The Catalan has contested two rounds of the RX2e championship this season, the second World Rallycross competition, with the fifth round being held at the Montmeló track.

Now he’s too quick with ‘characteristics’, but not when there was hand-to-hand fighting. The truth is that these two races are remarkable, because in the last Extreme E race I felt more relaxed”, he emphasized.

Sanz will take on Montmeló in a race that features notable names such as Spaniard Pablo Suárez, who holds sixth position in the championship, and former motorcycle World Championship driver Carlos Checa, who will his debut in a career of these qualities. .

For the Catalan driver, “the immediacy of power” is the element that surprises him the most when he drives this type of vehicle.

“The car lacks tires and traction because the power comes on suddenly. And that makes the car very reactive and, at any moment, you hit the gas and instant power comes to you,” said Checa.

In addition to the RX2e race, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will also host the World Rallycross premier class event, the World RX.

Swedish Johan Kristoffersson, four-time champion, leads the general with an advantage of 41 points over his compatriot Kevin Hansen and can lift the world title in Montmeló.

Along with the sporting event, the Catalan route will host the first edition of the e-Mobility Experience electromobility fair, which aspires to be the most important in southern Europe.

Source: La Verdad


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