Future-oriented drive forms, resource-efficient automobile production, and extreme safety – the HYRAZE League applies the latest technology in all areas to set important impetus for technology transfer, thus making it the ideal development platform for the mobility of the future.
“The ADAC aspires to actively shape the future of mobility for its members, and also takes on this role with regard to the future of motorsport. With an innovative concept, the HYRAZE League combines future-oriented technology with sim racing, which is rapidly gaining in significance. We were immediately impressed by the visionary concept of the HYRAZE League. The combination of actual motor racing with multifaceted new technologies and Esports will achieve a new relevance for motorsport. The HYRAZE League is a genuine pioneering step in the world of motorsport and will allow a broad target group to experience fascinating, future-oriented technology. As one of the biggest organisers of motorsport events in Europe, we support innovative new formats and are happy to take on the challenge of shaping the motorsport of the future with the HYRAZE League.”
Formed in 1925 in Berlin as the “Deutschen Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V.”, DEKRA has become one of the world’s leading expert organisations. Almost 44,000 staff are employed in roughly 60 countries on all five continents. With qualified and independent experts, DEKRA works to make the world safer – on the roads, at work and at home. The portfolio ranges from vehicle inspections and reports on claims settlements, industry and building inspections, security consulting, and the testing and certification of products and systems, to training and temporary employment.
“Our involvement in the HYRAZE League is an extension of the commitment to motorsport, which has been entrenched at DEKRA for decades. Motorsport remains an ideal platform for technological progress. For this reason, we must arrest the loss of significance, with which we are threatened: through innovation, attractiveness and the consistent alignment towards future-oriented technology. The overall concept of the HYRAZE League has really impressed us in this regard. The project offers us the unique opportunity to promote the development of expertise in the field of safety technology – an area that is becoming increasingly complex. The focus on sustainability and the transfer of technology towards series production makes the HYRAZE League an ideal addition to our existing commitments.”
Sporting competition needs rules and referees to ensure those rules are adhered to. In German motorsport, that role is taken on by the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund (DMSB): it grants racing driver and circuit licences, trains officials, defines regulations, and thus establishes the parameters for safe and exciting motorsport. The DMSB also looks after the interests of German motorsport athletes at all public and sporting levels. As the national umbrella organisation, the DMSB is a member of both the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), as well as the DOSB (German Olympic Sports Confederation).
“The HYRAZE League sees the launch of a project that is pioneering in two senses for the development of German and international motorsport: on the one hand, cutting-edge hydrogen technology will be used at the racetrack in extremely safe cars. On the other hand, actual motorsport will be perfectly combined with virtual racing. We at the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund have supported the project from the outset, because we are confident that the elements of this new racing series will grow dramatically in importance over the coming years. We want to be heavily involved in this exciting process with our extensive know-how.”
HWA AG is an independent, 360 engineering specialist in the fields of automobile racing and high-performance cars. Formed in 1998 by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the company’s objective is to develop the best possible high-quality solutions, in order to get its partners and customers to their destination quicker. The portfolio of services ranges from designing all vehicle components to assembling complete cars, together with the relevant logistics, after-sales and support services.
“In order to achieve widespread acceptance in society, motorsport must become lower in emissions, more sustainable, and more economical. We want to use our experience as a vehicle developer and racing team to launch an innovative racing series that meets precisely these prerequisites, in the form of the HYRAZE League. We are delighted to have acquired experienced partners at this early stage in the project, who will support us in its implementation. HYRAZE will provide excellent entertainment and, through the integration of Esports, will allow motorsport to inspire younger target groups again. For us and our partners, it is also particularly important that there is a transfer of technology towards series production. Motorsport can once again take on a pioneering role in the development of road-going cars, with regard to hydrogen technology and zero emissions.”
The Schaeffler Group is a leading global automotive and industrial supplier. The portfolio includes drivetrain and chassis components and systems, as well as roller and engine bearing solutions for a host of industrial applications. With innovative and sustainable technology in the fields of electromobility, digitalisation and industry 4.0, Schaeffler is already making a vital contribution to “mobility for tomorrow”. With roughly 84,200 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest family companies and, with roughly 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a global network of production sites, research and development facilities, and distribution companies. With just short of 2,400 patent applications in 2019, Schaeffler is second in the DPMA (German Patent and Trade Mark Office) list of the most innovative companies in Germany.
“The involvement in this new series is the perfect fit for Schaeffler. For a long time, we have been focussing very successfully on innovative electric drive systems, which meet the extremely high demands on performance and efficiency in motorsport and series applications. We are also using our traditional core areas of expertise to develop key components for fuel cells. Electrified motor racing with hydrogen technology is ambitious but absolutely realistic, and could herald a new era of motorsport. The opportunity to be actively involved in developing this car concept from the word go, and to contribute with our innovative technologies, is too good to miss.”
The World eSports Association is an association initiated by professional Esports teams and major Esports organisers. Like associations in classic sports, the WESA works together with its members on regulations, team and player representation, and fair revenue distribution, in order to ensure a sustainable growth of Esports.
“Esports have become a booming global phenomenon in recent years. Whether on PC, console or mobile, the young generation is playing all types of games as a means of recreation, but also in professionally organised Esports leagues and events. Combining this digital community with the real world of sustainable motorsport in the HYRAZE League creates a platform, on which people can experience the latest mega-trends via sport. The WESA has been supporting the HYRAZE League from the outset, in order to ensure that the basic rules of both sporting worlds are ideally aligned and to lay the foundations for fair and captivating sport.”