The French Motorsport Federation continues its promotion of young talent. Two FFSA women’s teams take up the challenge in the Opel Corsa Rally Electric. The talents Emma Chalvin and Alizée Pottier are at the beginning of their careers.

The French motorsport association FFSA (Fédération Française de Sport Automobile) is consistently continuing its promotion of young female rally drivers in the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup “powered by GSe”. In 2024 once again, two all-female teams will challenge their male opponents in the world’s first electric rally brand cup, following in the footsteps of their successful predecessors Sarah Rumeau/Julie Amblard and Cindy Gudet/Jeanne Rey. With Alizée Pottier (23) and Emma Chalvin (22), the FFSA is filling its two Opel Corsa Rally Electric cars with two promising rally talents who are still at the beginning of their motorsport careers.

Alizée Pottier lives in Champfleur, a small town in the Département Sarthe around 50 kilometers north of Le Mans, where she runs a communications and coaching agency. It was only two years ago that Alizée switched from rallycross to rallying and took her first steps as a co-driver before taking the wheel herself for the first time. Her co-driver Lou Murcia is only 26 years old, but has ten years of experience in rallying under her belt.

Emma Chalvin comes from Les Deux Alpes, a winter sports resort in the Département Isère around 70 kilometers southeast of Grenoble. Like the first champion of the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup, Laurent Pellier, Emma works as a ski instructor during the winter months. She also gained her first motorsport successes in rallycross. Her co-driver is Emy Ailloud-Perraud, with whom she already competed in her first rallies last year.

“Last year we were very impressed by the consistency and professionalism with which the FFSA promotes young talent,” says Opel Motorsport Director Jörg Schrott. “Cindy and Sarah with their co-drivers were a real enrichment for the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup, both in terms of motorsport and character. I am convinced that Emma and Alizée will exactly follow up to their two predecessors. The FFSA is an important and pleasant partner for us, and I am very pleased to be able to continue and intensify this cooperation. We are all excited to see how Emma, Emy, Alizée and Lou will perform in the Corsa Rally Electric, but I am sure that the boys will have to wrap up warmly.”

The fourth season of the ADAC Opel Electric Rally Cup “powered by GSe” starts on the first weekend in May with the ADAC Rallye Sulingen. Eight events are scheduled, including three in France and one each in the Netherlands and Austria. As last year, the season finale will be held as part of the Central European Rally, the new World Rally Championship round with special stages in Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria.


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