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ByKolles Begins Recruitment Process for Hypercar Project

German squad ramps up Hypercar project with recruitment process for additional staff…

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ByKolles Racing has begun the recruitment process for its planned ‘Hypercar’ entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2020-21.

As revealed by Sportscar365 last week, the German squad has laid out intentions of building a car to the recently confirmed set of regulations, which is expected to enable both factory and privateer teams to compete for overall wins.

The team has posted job listings on its website for several new positions, including a hybrid application engineer, trackside aerodynamicist and aerodynamic engineer.

Unlike the current LMP1 regulations, all cars in the yet-to-be-named class must run hybrid powertrains, something that has only been seen with factory operations in recent years.

Among the duties of the hybrid engineer would be to “compare all different hybrid concepts available and provide technical expertise for the selection process” and being the point-of-contact to the hybrid supplier.

It hints that ByKolles would likely be opting for an off-the-shelf hybrid system instead of developing its own unit.

The team currently campaigns the self-built ENSO CLM P1/01, powered by a turbocharged Nissan engine that was formerly in the ill-fated Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 project.

Team principal Manfredi Ravetto has expressed his desire to continue with the Japanese manufacturer in the supply of engines under the new set of regulations.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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