New ROAR Battery Approval Procedures

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“ROAR is announcing new battery approval procedures that are less costly, and provide quicker access to the latest battery technology. Under the previous rules, batteries were only approved 4 times per year. This led to mostly manufacturers complaining about one another using “illegal” batteries that were not approved before the previous deadline. The new process allows for approval as soon as a new battery is available, which eliminates the motivation to use, or assume that others are using, illegal cells. The new procedures will eliminate this, and provide more level competition and equal access to racers beyond the factory teams. Any new battery manufacturer receiving an approval in close proximity to an event, will be required to have a limited number of the exact same batteries available for purchase, as a condition of the new rules.”

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