The Electric GT Championship has announced to build its headquarters at the Circuit Pau-Arnos in France.
While the championship based on Tesla’s Model S is preparing for it’s first event on the 25th of November at Circuit Paul Ricard, a new building will act as the principal hub for all test and development programmes both on and off the track.
The agreement was confirmed during an announcement for the new ‘Pau E-Circuit’ project, as the region looks to become an incubator for technology and clean energy.
The event also saw French legend and Formula 1 Grand Prix winner Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Le Mans winner Stéphane Ortelli and EGT Drivers’ Club member Olivier Lombard drive the race-prepared Tesla Model S around the 3 km circuit.
Electric GT Championship CEO, Mark Gemmell, said: “For Electric GT, the Circuit Pau-Arnos is the best possible location to bring along our future partners, teams, drivers and VIP guests.
“The circuit is receiving local and regional government support and EGT will act as the catalyst and inspiration for much of its innovation. We will develop much of our championship in and around this new HQ, bringing business opportunities to the region. The South West of France is set to be at the centre of clean energy, with many revolutionary technology companies already based here.”
Gemmell added that the track can be used for testing purposes all year round.
President of Pau E-Circuit, Philippe Costemale, said: “Today we are writing history in the field of zero-emission motorsport. We are thrilled to host the Electric GT headquarters, test track and development centre for the next five years at Pau E-Circuit in Arnos, and to support technology advancements in clean energy and sustainable mobility.
“We believe that Pau E-Circuit, located close to the historical energy innovation centre of Pau-Lacq, is Electric GT’s perfect partner for the future.
“EGT will benefit from Région Nouvelle Aquitaine’s technology cluster and world-class research facilities.
“Université de Pau et des Pays de l’ Adour (UPPA) is one of the leading campuses in France for energy and the environment. It is dedicated to Energy Transition, in partnership with leading innovation companies dealing with energy storage, renewable solutions and new mobility.”