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January 08, 2018


Today, Superleague team and recently named engine supplier Wauters Automotive unveiled their new powertrain at the circuit of Zolder.

The launch of the new piece of cutting edge technology came after the Belgian team applied for and was successfully awarded the 2018 engine tender. The powertrain will be fielded as 'Quasar', named after the powerful stellar object, and its first motorsport variant for the highest class of open wheel racing will be known as the QSR-01.

For team boss Andreas Wauters, the development of their own powertrain is the logical next step for Wauters Automotive:
"We have enjoyed five increasingly successful seasons at now, and have always been looking for the next new way to increase our competitive advantage by making upgrades to both our car as our way of working. Being able to develop a powertrain adds an extra layer of parameters that we can play with and optimize. This is amazing news for a team that applies a data driven, objective approach in development. We have attracted an amazing team of talented individuals to work on the development of this engine, and I'm sure they can build the best possible powertrain for both our customers and ourselves."

Daniel Cziranku, Technical Director of the team, will be spearheading the development of this new piece of kit:
"I can't wait to get my hands on our new project, which will give a brand new taste and level of complexity to our Superleague conquest. We are thankful for this opportunity to develop the Quasar units, and we'll do everything in our power to ensure the competitiveness of both our customers' and our own on track."

Niels Brugman will rejoin the team as Test driver, and will be using his considerable speed and known consistency to develop the engine as well as possible:
"I am very excited to be a part of Wauters Automotive again and help them develop their Quasar engine. I'm confident we can develop a very competitive engine and do well as a team in both championships."

The full line-up of the team, as well as some other announcements have yet to be disclosed.
Teams that wish to discuss the possibility of implementing the Quasar engine in their 2018 Superleague contender can email to or contact the team on Facebook.

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