Thu, 02 July 2020
Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX) is the Kingdom’s new team and car set to make its debut in next year’s Dakar Rally. The team is the island’s latest foray into the motorsport world after its sovereign wealth fund, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), established Prodrive International, a joint venture with the world-leading British motorsport business, Prodrive. BRX’s bespoke Dakar Rally T1 car builds on Prodrive’s experience competing at the highest levels of world motorsport for over three decades. BRX has chosen to create a four-wheel drive car, powered by a 3.5 litre turbo-charged petrol V6. Development of the car and engine has been underway at Prodrive since mid-2019, and the first vehicle is currently being assembled in Banbury, UK. Leading the project is David Richards CBE, founder and chairman of Prodrive, taking up the role of BRX Team Director. The BRX T1 car sports a striking red livery, combined with styling evolved by Callum, one of the world’s leading automotive designers.