Following the recent introduction of the multi-make electric powered rally car racing series E/RACING, sanctioning body Speedleague announced today the addition of motorsport veterans Tony Cotman and Scot Elkins to their competition staff.

Drafting regulations
Both Cotman and Elkins have extensive motorsport sanctioning experience at the executive level of race officiating, regulatory matters and safety oversight for multiple national and international championships. The two will immediately form a manufacturer’s technical working group and begin the process of drafting regulations for the new series.

“We began targeting Tony and Scot as our top competition executives immediately following the launch of E/RACING” Speedleague CEO Brian Gale said. “We’re thrilled they agreed to join this industry leading project. Their extensive experience across a wide range of roles in motorsports, including racing featuring electric powered cars, has given us confidence that we have the right management to define our rules and regulations and to direct safe and fair competitions.”

With 25-years distinguished experience, Cotman will be one of the League’s key assets and will lead the competition department in the role of Competition Director. Formerly Vice President of Operations for Champ Car and Vice President of Competition for IndyCar, he has directed the development and implementation of four new chassis programs and the design and construction of multiple racing circuits. Cotman also serves on the FIA circuits commission and as race director for the Indy Lights series.

Elkins, who will join the League with over 20-years experience, will serve as Technical Director. Elkins previously was COO for the American LeMans series and then Vice President of Competition for IMSA, where he directed the competition aspects of the historic merger between the two. Prior to that, Elkins served as Technical Director of Champ Car and in a variety of roles with the Indy Racing League as well as the Atlantic Championship Series. Elkins also serves as COO for the Motorsports Safety Foundation and as a race steward for FIA Formula E Championship.

E/RACING will kick off this fall and in the meantime Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD) is developing the 500 kW (670hp) strong vehicles. 

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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  1. I do hope this promise ‘..direct safe and fair competitions’ is kept, with the emphasis on fair. Since I have seen with Formula E how the unfair fanboost syteem ruins that what could have been a fair sport. Also dislike the fact that in Formula E, the drivers then no longer cope with dealing with fan support, does one convert it into a win? Or does one buckle under pressure? This human element was removed due to the fanboost systeem. Just really hope there will be an electric fair racing sport to watch out for this fall.

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