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.
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.
(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.
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.