COMPANY HISTORY

 

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Ralt RT1

The first Ralt - RT1 was made ready for the 1975 season. It was a simple car designed to race in Formula 2, Formula 3 and Formula Atlantic. In 1975 came the first success - European Formula 3 Title for Larry Perkins. 1976 was the year when the first Formula 2 win was scored by Freddy Kottulinsky at Nurburgring and Ralt won the German Formula 3 Championship. More titles came in 1977 with the Italian and the Swedish Formula 3 Championships being added to the Ralt name.  In 1978 Ralt drivers won the two British Formula 3 championships as well as the German, Swedish and the European crown in that category. One of the British Formula 3 Champions was Nelson Piquet in Ralt RT1. More championships went to Ralt in 1979 and 1980 in Formula 3, Formula Atlantic and Super Vee.

 

 

 

 

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Ralt RT3

1980 saw the introduction of the new highly successful Ralt Formula 3 model - RT3. 1981 was the year in which Ralt won its first European Formula 2 title. A success that it achieved again in1983 and 1984. All through the 1980s Ralt dominated Formula 3, Formula Atlantic and Super Vee winning many championships around the globe. In 1983 the British Formula 3 Championship was won by Ayrton Senna driving a Ralt RT3. His success was repeated by Mika Hakkinen in 1990 with a Ralt RT34 and Rubens Barrichello in 1991 with a Ralt RT35. From 1992 until 1997 Ralt enjoyed total domination in the US Formula Atlantic series with RT40 and RT41 models and that was only stopped after a change in the regulations turned Formula Atlantic into a one-make championship with the exclusive supply of the cars given to an American manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ralt RT40

(the 1000th Ralt car pictured)

 

At the end of 1997 Ralt started work on a new Formula 3 car project. The car was built in 1998 and tested throughout 1999. In year 2000 the Ralt F3/2000 took part in the newly organized US Formula 3 Championship, it was the only Ralt in the series and it was on pole position for its first race and it also won the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ralt F3/2000

 

 

In 2001 the decision was taken to continue in Formula 3 and that necessitated building an all-new car for the next three years (2002-2005). This resulted in our current model - F303.