THE FUTURE OF MOTORSPORT
THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD IS CHANGING RAPIDLY, AND WITH IT MOTOR SPORT. SO WHAT DOES THE NEXT FIVE YEARS HOLD FOR RACING FANS?
Kirby wades through the coming rules and regs so you don’t have to
IT’S LONG BEEN a selling point of motorsport globally that the technology you find in street cars is first tested and proven on the world’s racing circuits. Well, the reality is that cuttingedge technology in road cars has leapfrogged the racing world, with just a single fully electric global championship at a time when every manufacturer worth their salt is diving head-first into an EV future.
Electrification is happening almost across the board, and categories like the British Touring Car Championship, IndyCar, IMSA, and World Rallycross Championship have some sort of hybrid or fully electric rules in the pipeline in order to catch up – even the good ol’ boys at NASCAR HQ have committed to an electrified future.
At the same time, traditionalist fans are baying for the return of the halcyon days of racing where the sizes of the personalities in the cockpit were only dwarfed by the engines that propelled their mighty machines.
So, let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest championships both locally and globally to see what’s in store.