With eight drivers already announced, a number of the new “Electric Heroes” will be presented at Autosport International. The 2017 Electric GT Championship will consist of 20 international drivers, both male and female, racing for 10 professional teams. Each team will race in identical race-prepared Tesla Model S machines equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and running on bespoke Pirelli tyres.
The series will visit seven classic European circuits in its inaugural season, including Paul Ricard, Barcelona, Assen, Estoril and the Nürburgring, before staging three non-championship races in the Americas.
Autosport International, Europe’s largest motorsport show, held at the NEC in Birmingham, features some of the most innovative technologies in the industry, making it the perfect stage for the EGT championship.
Electric GT Championship CEO, Mark Gemmell said: “Autosport International is the key pre-season event for the motorsport industry, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to present the innovative Electric GT Championship. We believe that by being there, we will be able to push the automotive world forwards, towards a new future.”