Class winning Dakar teams join forces in multi-year racing partnership
China's most successful Dakar driver and multiple Taklimakan Rally champion, Wei Han has officially teamed up with South African rally raid car manufacturer Red-Lined Motorsport. The HanWei Motorsport team together with their new official technology partner Red-Lined will jointly develop a T1+ Dakar weapon of choice targeting the Chinese market in a new multi-year deal from 2024.
"While our older generation 2-wheel drive buggy was a very good racing car, the new FIA regulations and the future of the sport are clearly developed around the new Ultimate T1+ class," Wei Han explains " With this in mind it was critical that we align ourselves with one of the world's leading T1+ vehicle manufacturers. As such we are extremely excited to partner up with Red-Lined Motorsport in the Republic of China."
"Eighth overall in the 2023 Dakar may be a hard act for us to follow right now as we begin our development program into the world of big four-wheel drive T1+ race cars. There is however no better way to test and begin this journey than the Dakar Rally!” This partnership brings two Dakar class winning teams together with Wei Han, the winner of this year's T1.2 class in a stunning eighth overall, and 2023 T1.1 winners Red-Lined.
"Red-Lined Motorsport is extremely proud to be chosen as HanWei Motorsport's new technology partner in China," Red-Lined Motorsport CEO Terence Marsh added. "This thrilling new international partnership will see us further develop our Red-Lined T1+ car together for the ever-growing Chinese market in a multi-year collaboration with Hanwei Motorsport. We will start with gathering much needed data, mileage and experience while racing our T1+ prototype at the 2024 Dakar.
"We look forward to working very closely with the HanWei Motorsport team as we apply all our skills, technology, and experience to another proven Dakar class-winning team. We are really excited by this multi-car multi-year partnership of two global rally raid brands."
"Dakar is the biggest race of the year, and together with the support of our fans, our country and now the experienced Red-Lined Motorsport team," I feel a strong sense of excitement into what the future hold for us,” Wei Han concluded.
Issued on behalf of Red-Lined Motorsport
|HanWei Motorsports Red-Lined Announcement
|Kyalami South Africa & Taizhou City, China
|Wednesday 29 November 2023
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