2024 marks the beginning of the ACE Championship, a new all-electric racing series promoting young motorsport talents while simultaneously championing green solutions. Quantron AG, a specialist in sustainable passenger and freight transportation, shares this ethos, making them the ideal heavy duty truck partner to accompany the series with their zero-emission transportation solutions – starting next year.
The ACE Championship pursues the mission to redefine motorsport into a more equal, diverse and inclusive modern form. It is empowering young talents aged 15 to 25 throughout the multifaceted roles of the motor racing world, irrespective of their background, gender or socio-economic status. To minimize its environmental footprint, the ACE Championship exclusively employs battery-powered racing cars. And they go even further, extending their commitment to environmentally friendly solutions behind the scenes.
This is where QUANTRON comes into play. The German Clean Tech company supports in the effort to decarbonize motorsports by organizing ACE Championship’s logistics with their zero-emission trucks.
The hydrogen-power vehicles have all the perfect characteristics for the long distances made between the various event locations across iconic European race tracks. The QUANTRON QHM FCEV AERO truck sets standards for heavy long-distance transport with a rage of up to 700km, and the 54kg hydrogen tanks are fully integrated in the chassis.
In addition, H2 consumption is optimized by a specially developed intelligent Q-ENERGY management system. This realizes the maximum efficiency in the interaction between E-axle, fuel cell, high-voltage battery as well as HV auxiliary consumers.
Dilbagh Gill, Founder and CEO of ACE Championship, says: “The ACE Championship is about innovation in motorsport and about opportunity. We are looking at the ACE Championship to provide representation to people who are interested in driving, as well as engineers around the world who have not had the opportunity to date and giving them a chance to level up.
“As a zero emission race series it is mandatory to also move our teams and vehicles zero emission and only the Quantron FCEV truck can deliver the speed and cycle times needed to transport all our teams and cars from racetrack to team locations in the shortest possible time.”
Nick Heidfeld, Co-Founder for ACE Championship adds: “When Dilbagh talked to me about this programme I was interested straight away – a electric junior racing championship has not been done before. We want ACE Championship to be fair, affordable and to attract youngsters into the series from all regions of the world to make the step into motorsport. In ACE Championship, we are trying to create something which gives young drivers the possibility to get into the sport on good circuits and move forward in their careers”.
Michael Perschke, CEO of Quantron AG, explains: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with such innovative and inclusive team. ACE Championship and QUANTRON share similar missions, aiming to empower diverse young communities while making our contribution to decarbonization. The Europe-wide racing series is a great opportunity for us to show that our H2 powered QHM FCEV is the ideal solution to serve the teams over long distances with the fastest turnaround times. It is a kind of “Race to Road” partnership and I am happy to work with Dilbagh, Nick and Rene Wollmann again on such a challenge. A Dream Team with a strong track record in Zero Emissions.”