Irateq was the manufacturer of the RQ 550C Dart Podracer. The Podracer was known for its extreme agility and acceleration, though as a trade off, the vehicle was very fragile and could wreck easily.[1] During the year 32 BBY,[2] the Podracer pilot "Bullseye" Navior favored the Irateq Dart and used it extensively on Podraces located on the planet Aquilaris.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Irateq was first mentioned[1] in the 1999[3] video game Star Wars Episode I: Racer, acting as the name of the manufacturer for the RQ 550C Dart Podracer, though in-game, the vehicle was commonly referred to simply as the Irateq Dart.[1] The company was also mentioned in the game's two strategy guides, though the company's backstory was not expanded on.[4][5]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  2. The New Essential Chronology dates the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace to the year 32 BBY. The racing season presented in the game Star Wars Episode I: Racer must have taken place during this year due to the appearances of Qui-Gon Jinn, Jar Jar Binks, and R2-D2 on Tatooine, which correspond to The Phantom Menace.
  3. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer - Nintendo 64 - IGN. IGN. IGN Entertainment, Inc.. Archived from the original on November 18, 2016.
  4. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
  5. Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide