Electric GT Holdings Inc. has announced a 10-race inaugural season of the all-new, zero-emission Electric Production Car Series (EPCS).
Commencing in Jerez, Spain) on November 3, the European rounds of the championship will also visit Paul Ricard, France, the Nurburgring in Germany, TT Circuit Assen (The Netherlands), Silverstone (United Kingdom) and Algarve Portimao Circuit (Portugal). Additional race locations on other continents will be confirmed later this year.
Each race weekend, presented by Electric GT Holdings, will be a weekend-long festival of technology and innovation for sustainability, with racing at its heart. The wheel-to-wheel action of the EPCS main event will be supported by the eKarting Series and the eSports Series: a ground-breaking new virtual racing platform.
All competing teams will also take to the track at Electric GT Holdings race HQ at Pau E-Circuit in the South of France this October for a pre-season practice round, behind closed doors.
A limited number of general entry tickets to the opening round of the championship in Jerez, Spain will be complimentary for fans who register for tickets on the Electric GT website.
Electric GT is currently in open discussions with several investors to close the first institutional fund-raising round and complete the project’s financing before its definitive launch this autumn.
“This is a very exciting day for all of us who have worked so hard behind the scenes to prepare for our inaugural season,” said Mark Gemmell, CEO Electric GT Holdings. “We have secured some of the most exciting European tracks for our first season of the Electric Production Car Series and this gives us a great platform to further expand the championship.
“We have received a great deal of interest from circuits around the world excited by the possibilities that electric racing brings. We’ve got lots more news to come very soon. I am stoked about the future, and we are all looking forward to bringing elbows-out electric racing action to fans around the world.”
Electric GT race events will include the Electric Production Car Series, the EGT eKarting Series and the EGT eSports Series, avirtual racing platform. The main EPCS race will see 20 international drivers racing for 10 professional teams in identical all-electric, race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D machines, running on bespoke Pirelli tires and equipped with the latest OMP safety equipment and Alcon brakes. Rounds will consist of a 20-minute practice session, a 60-minute qualifying heat, followed by a day race and a dusk race, both 60km/37 miles in length.
Provisional 2018-19 calendar:
- Test: Circuit Pau Arnos, France, October 26-27
- Race 1 & 2 Circuito de Jerez, Spain November 3-4, 2018
- Race 3 Circuit Paul Ricard France February/March 2019
- Race 4 & 5 TBA, May 2019
- Race 6 Nurburgring, Germany, June 29, 2019
- Race 7 Circuit Park Assen, Netherlands, July 20-21, 2019
- Race 8 Silverstone, UK, September 2019
- Race 9 TBA, September 2019
- Race 10 Algarve Portimao Circuit, Portugal, October 12-13, 2019