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Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Championship race calendar announced

2018-09-13 09:05
Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

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Jaguar Racing has unveiled the full race calendar for the first season of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Championship.

Up to twenty identical racecars will line up on the grid on December 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, for the first round of the new global electric production car racing series.

Plenty on show

The race will take place before the main Formula E race on the same city circuits, throughout the 2018-19 season and beyond.

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The series, a world first, offers teams the chance to showcase driving talent and electric performance in some of the world’s most exciting cities and will take place over 10 rounds of FIA Formula E Season Five.

Marion Barnaby, Championship Manager at Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, said: "Seeing Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy race cars line up on the grid in December will be a proud and historic moment for Jaguar, and spectators can expect plenty of action from the races.

As we travel to some of the world’s most exciting cities we’ll be bringing a new kind of electric street racing to the public and inspiring the next generation of electric vehicle owners." 

Where the action will be happening

Later this month, teams will travel to the iconic Silverstone circuit to take delivery of their racecars and take part in the first of the official pre-season tests.

The race will be 25 minutes plus one lap. This will follow practice and qualifying sessions in the build-up to each race.

Jaguar plans for each race to feature a VIP entrant, with famous faces from the world of motorsport and beyond set to take part. Jaguar recently announced that the prize fund for the series is in excess of £500 000 (R9.8-million) per season.

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

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Sabelt has also been confirmed as the technical partner providing seats, seatbelts, steering wheels and head protection nets.

"We are really proud to work with Jaguar. I think we have laid the foundation for a new and lasting collaboration.

Thanks to the work of our two technical departments, we have already developed together a new racing seat. Electric cars are the future and we always want to progress with the times," Massimiliano Marsiaj, Sabelt Deputy Chairman & Business Development said.

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